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Design & Applied Arts at Cleveland Institute of Art

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Design & Applied Arts at Cleveland Institute of Art

If you are interested in studying design and applied arts, you may want to check out the program at Cleveland Institute of Art. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

CIA is located in Cleveland, Ohio and has a total student population of 645. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 students received a bachelor's degree in design from CIA.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Design & Applied Arts section at the bottom of this page.

CIA Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

CIA Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at CIA compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at CIA is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Design & Applied Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 18
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 32
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 83
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Schools 155

Design Student Demographics at CIA

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at Cleveland Institute of Art.

CIA Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

60% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 40% of design bachelor's degrees went to men and 60% went to women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at CIA since its program graduates 7% more men than average.

CIA Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 60% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at CIA are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Cleveland Institute of Art with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Cleveland Institute of Art
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 33
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

CIA also has a doctoral program available in design. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Design Grads May Go Into

A degree in design can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for OH, the home state for Cleveland Institute of Art.

Occupation Jobs in OH Average Salary in OH
Graphic Designers 7,120 $50,130
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 4,110 $84,160
Interior Designers 2,170 $55,230
Photographers 1,880 $42,370
Art Directors 1,100 $82,630


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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