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Design & Applied Arts at Fashion Institute of Technology

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Design & Applied Arts at Fashion Institute of Technology

If you plan to study design and applied arts, take a look at what Fashion Institute of Technology has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

FIT SUNY is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 8,726. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 560 students received a bachelor's degree in design from FIT SUNY.

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.

FIT SUNY Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Design (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Associate’s Degree in Design
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design
  • Master’s Degree in Design

FIT SUNY Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at FIT SUNY 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 FIT SUNY 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 Popular Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Degree Schools 1
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Schools 1
Best Design & Applied Arts Basic Certificate Schools 7
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Basic Certificate Schools 21
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 38
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 39
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 41
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 41
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 47
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 52
Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 64
Best Design & Applied Arts Schools 69
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Schools 84
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Basic Certificate Schools 111
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Basic Certificate Schools 193

In 2019, 13 students received their master’s degree in design from FIT SUNY. This makes it the #38 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Design Graduates from FIT SUNY Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at FIT SUNY is $38,200. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 24% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at FIT SUNY

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

FIT SUNY Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Program

83% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 17% of design associate's degrees went to men and 83% went to women.

FIT SUNY Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Associate's Degree Grads

FIT SUNY does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in design graduates 11% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Fashion Institute of Technology
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 110
Black or African American 62
Hispanic or Latino 165
White 293
International Students 153
Other Races/Ethnicities 22

FIT SUNY Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

86% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 560 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Design & Applied Arts from FIT SUNY in 2018-2019, 14% were men and 86% were women.

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

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 6% 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 Fashion Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Fashion Institute of Technology
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 82
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 90
White 239
International Students 95
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

FIT SUNY Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

54% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 13 students who earned a master's degree in Design & Applied Arts from FIT SUNY in 2018-2019, 46% were men and 54% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. FIT SUNY does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 13% more men than average.

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

Of the students who received a design master's degree from FIT SUNY, 54% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

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

FIT SUNY 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 NY, the home state for Fashion Institute of Technology.

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

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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