Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Design & Applied Arts at Purdue University - Main Campus

Find Schools Near

Design & Applied Arts at Purdue University - Main Campus

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

Purdue is located in West Lafayette, Indiana and has a total student population of 45,500. Of the 7,568 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University - Main Campus in 2019, 67 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.

Purdue Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

Purdue Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at Purdue 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 Purdue 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 Master’s Degree Schools 15

In 2019, 8 students received their master’s degree in design from Purdue. This makes it the #53 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Purdue Design Graduates

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Purdue is $37,600. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 22% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

undefined

Design Student Demographics at Purdue

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

Purdue Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

79% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in design from Purdue. About 21% were men and 79% were women.

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

About 69% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Purdue 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 Purdue University - Main Campus with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Purdue University - Main Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 46
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Purdue Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

38% Women
Of the 8 students who graduated with a master’s in design from Purdue in 2019, 62% were men and 38% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. Purdue does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 29% more men than average.

Purdue 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 Purdue University - Main Campus with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Purdue University - Main Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Purdue 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 IN, the home state for Purdue University - Main Campus.

Occupation Jobs in IN Average Salary in IN
Graphic Designers 3,740 $45,030
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,030 $68,070
Interior Designers 1,090 $42,610
Photographers 800 $35,460
Commercial and Industrial Designers 660 $65,520

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.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.