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Design & Applied Arts at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

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Design & Applied Arts at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

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 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design stacks up to those at other schools.

RMCAD is located in Lakewood, Colorado and has a total student population of 1,454. Of the 184 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2019, 98 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.

RMCAD Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

Online Classes Are Available at RMCAD

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree

RMCAD Design & Applied Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks design programs across the country. The following shows how RMCAD performed in these rankings.

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 RMCAD 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 Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 5
Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Schools 7
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 10
Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Basic Certificate Schools 18
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 22
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 46
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 47
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Schools 70
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Schools 97
Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 119
Best Design & Applied Arts Schools 140
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Basic Certificate Schools 244
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Basic Certificate Schools 244

How Much Do Design Graduates from RMCAD Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at RMCAD is $27,600. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $30,900 for all design students.

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Design Student Demographics at RMCAD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

RMCAD Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

70% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The design program at RMCAD awarded 98 bachelor's degrees in 2018-2019. About 30% of these degrees went to men with the other 70% going to women.

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

About 62% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at RMCAD 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 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 61
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 20

RMCAD 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 CO, the home state for Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

Occupation Jobs in CO Average Salary in CO
Graphic Designers 4,730 $56,670
Interior Designers 1,930 $58,580
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,880 $60,820
Photographers 750 $38,600
Commercial and Industrial Designers 670 $62,590

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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