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Design & Applied Arts at Seattle Pacific University

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

SPU is located in Seattle, Washington and has a total student population of 3,529. In 2019, 27 design majors received their bachelor's degree from SPU.

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.

SPU Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

SPU Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at SPU 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 SPU 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 51
Best Design & Applied Arts Schools 59

How Much Do Design Graduates from SPU Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at SPU is $42,800. This is 39% higher than $30,900, which is the national average for all design bachelor's degree recipients.


Design Student Demographics at SPU

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

SPU Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

85% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The design program at SPU awarded 27 bachelor's degrees in 2018-2019. About 15% of these degrees went to men with the other 85% going to women.

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

About 63% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at SPU 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 Seattle Pacific University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Seattle Pacific University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 17
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

SPU 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 WA, the home state for Seattle Pacific University.

Occupation Jobs in WA Average Salary in WA
Graphic Designers 5,060 $60,530
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,930 $67,430
Interior Designers 1,370 $63,480
Professors 1,060 $74,330
Photographers 1,030 $48,020


*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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