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Design & Applied Arts at College for Creative Studies

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

CCS is located in Detroit, Michigan and has a total student population of 1,533. Of the 255 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from College for Creative Studies in 2019, 170 of them were design and applied arts majors.

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.

CCS Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design
  • Master’s Degree in Design

CCS Design & Applied Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks design programs across the country. The following shows how CCS performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at CCS 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 Master’s Degree Schools 8
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 8
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 14
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 19
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 21
Best Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 22
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Schools 25
Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 31
Best Design & Applied Arts Schools 39
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 72
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 182
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Schools 251

In 2019, 20 students received their master’s degree in design from CCS. This makes it the #21 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Design Graduates from CCS Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at CCS is $39,200. This is 27% higher than $30,900, which is the national average for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at CCS

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at College for Creative Studies.

CCS Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

53% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 170 design students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from CCS, about 47% were men and 53% were women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at CCS since its program graduates 14% more men than average.

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

About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at CCS are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from College for Creative Studies with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at College for Creative Studies
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 96
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 26

CCS Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

55% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 students earned a master's degree in design from CCS. About 55% of these graduates were women and the other 45% were men. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. CCS does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 12% more men than average.

CCS Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from College for Creative Studies with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at College for Creative Studies
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 2
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

CCS 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 MI, the home state for College for Creative Studies.

Occupation Jobs in MI Average Salary in MI
Graphic Designers 5,680 $47,700
Commercial and Industrial Designers 5,060 $75,430
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,710 $76,250
Interior Designers 1,610 $51,030

References

*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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