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Design & Applied Arts at Metropolitan State University of Denver

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Design & Applied Arts at Metropolitan State University of Denver

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

MSU Denver is located in Denver, Colorado and has a total student population of 20,080. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 students received a bachelor's degree in design from MSU Denver.

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.

MSU Denver Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

MSU Denver Design & Applied Arts Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at MSU Denver 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 Schools 174

How Much Do Design Graduates from MSU Denver Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at MSU Denver is $41,100. This is 33% higher than $30,900, which is the national average for all design bachelor's degree recipients.


Design Student Demographics at MSU Denver

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

MSU Denver Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

28% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 72% of design bachelor's degrees went to men and 28% went to women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at MSU Denver since its program graduates 38% more men than average.

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

About 68% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at MSU Denver 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 Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 36
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

MSU Denver 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 CO, the home state for Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Occupation Jobs in CO Average Salary in CO
Graphic Designers 4,730 $56,670
Interior Designers 1,930 $58,580
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,880 $60,820
Photographers 750 $38,600
Commercial and Industrial Designers 670 $62,590


*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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