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Design & Applied Arts at Syracuse University

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Design & Applied Arts at Syracuse University

If you plan to study design and applied arts, take a look at what Syracuse University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Syracuse is located in Syracuse, New York and approximately 22,850 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 students received a bachelor's degree in design from Syracuse.

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.

Syracuse Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design
  • Master’s Degree in Design

Syracuse Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at Syracuse 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 Syracuse 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 Master’s Degree Schools 16
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 45

In 2019, 10 students received their master’s degree in design from Syracuse. This makes it the #45 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Design Graduates from Syracuse Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Syracuse is $38,000. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 23% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at Syracuse

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

Syracuse Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

74% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 26% of design bachelor's degrees went to men and 74% went to women.

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

About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Syracuse are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Syracuse University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 61
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

Syracuse Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

70% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 10 design students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Syracuse, about 30% were men and 70% were women.

Syracuse Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Syracuse University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Syracuse 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 NY, the home state for Syracuse University.

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

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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