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Design & Applied Arts at Southern New Hampshire University

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Design & Applied Arts at Southern New Hampshire 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 Southern New Hampshire University stacks up to those at other schools.

SNHU is located in Manchester, New Hampshire and has a total student population of 113,514. In 2019, 284 design majors received their bachelor's degree from SNHU.

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.

SNHU Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

Online Classes Are Available at SNHU

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.

For those who are interested in distance learning, SNHU does offer online courses in design for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

SNHU Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at SNHU 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 SNHU 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 1

Earnings of SNHU Design Graduates

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at SNHU is $33,000. This is 7% higher than $30,900, which is the national average for all design bachelor's degree recipients.


Design Student Demographics at SNHU

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

SNHU Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

65% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 35% of design bachelor's degrees went to men and 65% went to women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at SNHU since its program graduates 1% more men than average.

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

About 64% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at SNHU 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 Southern New Hampshire University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Southern New Hampshire University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 31
White 181
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 42

SNHU 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 NH, the home state for Southern New Hampshire University.

Occupation Jobs in NH Average Salary in NH
Graphic Designers 800 $51,710
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 330 $85,620
Photographers 190 $37,800
Professors 170 $63,850
Interior Designers 160 $54,020


*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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