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Design & Applied Arts at Drexel University

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Design & Applied Arts at Drexel University

Every design and applied arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the design program at Drexel University stacks up to those at other schools.

Drexel is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 24,205 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 220 students received a bachelor's degree in design from Drexel.

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.

Drexel Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

Drexel Design & Applied Arts Rankings

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

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 Drexel 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
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 215

In 2019, 15 students received their master’s degree in design from Drexel. This makes it the #31 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Drexel Design Graduates

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Drexel is $43,500. This is 41% higher than $30,900, which is the national average for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at Drexel

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

Drexel Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

74% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 220 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in design from Drexel. About 26% were men and 74% were women.

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

About 59% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Drexel 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 Drexel University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Drexel University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 22
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 130
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 17

Drexel Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

80% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 design majors earned their master's degree from Drexel. Of these graduates, 20% were men and 80% were women.

Drexel 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 Drexel University with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Drexel University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 7
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Drexel 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 PA, the home state for Drexel University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Graphic Designers 8,710 $53,050
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 5,050 $80,740
Photographers 1,740 $34,790
Interior Designers 1,510 $57,730

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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