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Design & Applied Arts at Montclair State University

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Design & Applied Arts at Montclair State University

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

Montclair State is located in Montclair, New Jersey and has a total student population of 21,005. Of the 3,771 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in 2021, 99 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.

Montclair State Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

Montclair State Design & Applied Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks design programs across the country. The following shows how Montclair State 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 Montclair State 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 46

How Much Do Design Graduates from Montclair State Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Montclair State is $34,134. This is 4% higher than $32,733, which is the national average for all design bachelor's degree recipients.


Design Student Demographics at Montclair State

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

Montclair State Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

79% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 99 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in design from Montclair State in 2021, 21% were men and 79% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 18% 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 Montclair State University with a bachelor's in design.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 39
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

Montclair State also has a doctoral program available in design. In 2021, 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 NJ, the home state for Montclair State University.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Graphic Designers 5,980 $59,140
Professors 2,670 $73,660
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,070 $90,750
Interior Designers 1,440 $57,980
Photographers 1,400 $35,840


*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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