Design & Applied Arts at Columbia College Chicago
Columbia is located in Chicago, Illinois and has a total student population of 6,769. Of the 1,335 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago in 2021, 271 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.
Columbia Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Design
Columbia Design & Applied Arts Rankings
Each year, College Factual ranks design programs across the country. The following shows how Columbia 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 Columbia 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.
|Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||7|
|Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Schools||15|
|Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools||107|
|Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||192|
|Best Design & Applied Arts Schools||227|
|Best Value Design & Applied Arts Schools||259|
How Much Do Design Graduates from Columbia Make?
The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Columbia is $29,065. This is less than $32,733, which is the national average of all design majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.
Design Student Demographics at Columbia
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at Columbia College Chicago.
Columbia Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program
About 50% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Columbia are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 9% more racial-ethnic minorities in its design bachelor's program than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor's in design.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||23|
|Hispanic or Latino||54|
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 IL, the home state for Columbia College Chicago.
|Occupation||Jobs in IL||Average Salary in IL|
|Art, Drama, and Music Professors||3,940||$68,360|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Beyond My Ken under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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