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Design & Applied Arts at Purchase College

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Design & Applied Arts at Purchase College

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

Purchase College is located in Purchase, New York and has a total student population of 3,685. Of the 876 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Purchase College in 2021, 29 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.

Purchase College Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

Purchase College Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at Purchase College compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at Purchase College 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 Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 101
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 153
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 175
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 192
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Schools 236
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Schools 300
Best Design & Applied Arts Schools 363

Design Student Demographics at Purchase College

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

Purchase College Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

62% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 38% of design bachelor's degrees went to men and 62% went to women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 32% men. So male students are more repesented at Purchase College since its program graduates 6% more men than average.


About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Purchase College are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 13% more racial-ethnic minorities in its design bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Purchase College with a bachelor's in design.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 15
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Purchase College 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 Purchase College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Graphic Designers 21,350 $64,840
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Art Directors 8,320 $124,710
Fashion Designers 7,550 $95,830
Professors 6,440 $112,000


*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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