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Design & Applied Arts at Northeastern University

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Design & Applied Arts at Northeastern University

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

Northeastern is located in Boston, Massachusetts and approximately 21,627 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 students received a bachelor's degree in design from Northeastern.

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.

Northeastern Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

Northeastern Design & Applied Arts Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at Northeastern 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 Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 4
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 360

In 2019, 14 students received their master’s degree in design from Northeastern. This makes it the #34 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Design Graduates from Northeastern Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Northeastern is $54,100. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 75% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at Northeastern

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

Northeastern Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

64% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 55 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Design & Applied Arts from Northeastern in 2018-2019, 36% were men and 64% were women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at Northeastern since its program graduates 3% more men than average.

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

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 10% 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 Northeastern University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Northeastern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 15
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 24
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Northeastern Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

50% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 14 students who earned a master's degree in Design & Applied Arts from Northeastern in 2018-2019, 50% were men and 50% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. Northeastern does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 17% more men than average.

Northeastern 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 Northeastern University with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Northeastern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 6
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Northeastern 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 MA, the home state for Northeastern University.

Occupation Jobs in MA Average Salary in MA
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 6,190 $99,540
Graphic Designers 5,680 $64,010
Art Directors 1,310 $97,810
Interior Designers 1,240 $66,250
Photographers 1,220 $65,090

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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