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Design & Applied Arts at The University of Texas at Austin

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Design & Applied Arts at The University of Texas at Austin

What traits are you looking for in a design school? To help you decide if The University of Texas at Austin is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's design program.

UT Austin is located in Austin, Texas and approximately 51,832 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 36 design majors received their bachelor's degree from UT Austin.

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.

UT Austin Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

UT Austin Design & Applied Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks design programs across the country. The following shows how UT Austin 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 UT Austin 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 Design & Applied Arts Schools 194
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 962

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

How Much Do Design Graduates from UT Austin Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at UT Austin is $44,400. This is 44% higher than $30,900, which is the national average for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at UT Austin

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

UT Austin Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

83% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 design majors earned their bachelor's degree from UT Austin. Of these graduates, 17% were men and 83% were women.

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

About 53% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at UT Austin are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 11% 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 The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at The University of Texas at Austin
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 19
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UT Austin Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 students earned a master's degree in design from UT Austin. About 60% of these graduates were women and the other 40% were men. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. UT Austin does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 7% more men than average.

UT Austin 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 The University of Texas at Austin with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at The University of Texas at Austin
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 4
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UT Austin 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 TX, the home state for The University of Texas at Austin.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Graphic Designers 13,480 $50,700
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 6,240 $71,520
Interior Designers 4,230 $56,430
Professors 3,510 $61,660
Photographers 3,070 $34,160

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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