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Design & Applied Arts at North Carolina State University

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Design & Applied Arts at North Carolina State 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 North Carolina State University stacks up to those at other schools.

NC State is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and has a total student population of 36,304. In 2019, 75 design majors received their bachelor's degree from NC State.

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.

NC State Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

NC State Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at NC State 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 NC 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
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 21
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 345

In 2019, 24 students received their master’s degree in design from NC State. This makes it the #16 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Design Graduates from NC State Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at NC State is $38,700. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 25% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at NC State

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

NC State Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

71% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 29% of design bachelor's degrees went to men and 71% went to women.

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

About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at NC State 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 North Carolina State University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at North Carolina State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 49
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

NC State Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

46% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 students earned a master's degree in design from NC State. About 46% of these graduates were women and the other 54% were men. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. NC State does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 21% more men than average.

NC State 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 North Carolina State University with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at North Carolina State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 9
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

NC State 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 NC, the home state for North Carolina State University.

Occupation Jobs in NC Average Salary in NC
Graphic Designers 6,460 $49,700
Professors 5,220 $70,590
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,860 $66,640
Photographers 1,450 $33,630
Interior Designers 1,320 $54,650

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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