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Design & Applied Arts at Radford University

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Design & Applied Arts at Radford 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 Radford University stacks up to those at other schools.

Radford is located in Radford, Virginia and approximately 11,870 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 31 design majors received their bachelor's degree from Radford.

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.

Radford Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

Online Classes Are Available at Radford

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Radford offers distance education options for design at the following degree levels:

Radford Design & Applied Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks design programs across the country. The following shows how Radford 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 Radford 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 Schools 163

Earnings of Radford Design Graduates

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Radford is $31,500. This is 2% higher than $30,900, which is the national average for all design bachelor's degree recipients.


Design Student Demographics at Radford

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

Radford Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

90% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 31 design students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from Radford, about 10% were men and 90% were women.

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

About 84% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Radford 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 Radford University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Radford University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 26
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Radford 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 VA, the home state for Radford University.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Graphic Designers 5,000 $60,540
Interior Designers 1,210 $52,670
Photographers 860 $37,420
Art Directors 510 $91,770


*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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