Design & Applied Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
RPI is located in Troy, New York and approximately 7,501 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 24 design majors received their bachelor's degree from RPI.
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.
RPI Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Design
- Master’s Degree in Design
RPI Design & Applied Arts Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at RPI 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 RPI 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.
|Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||16|
How Much Do Design Graduates from RPI Make?
The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at RPI is $46,471. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 42% higher than the national average of $32,733 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.
Design Student Demographics at RPI
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
RPI Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor's in design.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
RPI Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program
In the design master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 40% of degree recipients. That is 4% better than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a master's in design.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||1|
RPI also has a doctoral program available in design. In 2021, 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 NY, the home state for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
|Occupation||Jobs in NY||Average Salary in NY|
|Art, Drama, and Music Professors||11,530||$99,870|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By UpstateNYer under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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