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Design & Applied Arts at Cornell University

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Design & Applied Arts at Cornell University

What traits are you looking for in a design school? To help you decide if Cornell University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's design program.

Cornell is located in Ithaca, New York and approximately 24,027 students attend the school each year.

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.

Cornell Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Design
  • Doctorate Degree in Design

Cornell Design & Applied Arts Rankings

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There were 1 student who received their doctoral degrees in design, making the school the #4 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Design Student Demographics at Cornell

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at Cornell University.

Cornell Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 design majors earned their master's degree from Cornell. Of these graduates, 0% were men and 100% were women.

Cornell 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 Cornell University with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Cornell University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

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 NY, the home state for Cornell University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Graphic Designers 21,350 $64,840
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Art Directors 8,320 $124,710
Fashion Designers 7,550 $95,830
Professors 6,440 $112,000


*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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