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Design & Applied Arts at Pennsylvania State University - University Park

If you are interested in studying design and applied arts, you may want to check out the program at Pennsylvania State University - University Park. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Penn State University Park is located in University Park, Pennsylvania and approximately 91,427 students attend the school each year. Of the 10,893 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University - University Park in 2019, 25 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.

Penn State University Park Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

Penn State University Park Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at Penn State University Park 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 Penn State University Park 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 Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 1,026

Earnings of Penn State University Park Design Graduates

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Penn State University Park is $34,700. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 12% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at Penn State University Park

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

Penn State University Park Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

68% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 32% of design bachelor's degrees went to men and 68% went to women.

Penn State University Park Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 72% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Penn State University Park 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 Pennsylvania State University - University Park with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 18
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Penn State University Park 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 PA, the home state for Pennsylvania State University - University Park.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Graphic Designers 8,710 $53,050
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 5,050 $80,740
Photographers 1,740 $34,790
Interior Designers 1,510 $57,730

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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