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Design & Applied Arts at Tidewater Community College

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Design & Applied Arts at Tidewater Community College

What traits are you looking for in a design school? To help you decide if Tidewater Community College is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's design program.

Tidewater Community College is located in Norfolk, Virginia and approximately 19,064 students attend the school each year.

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.

Tidewater Community College Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Design (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Associate’s Degree in Design

Tidewater Community College Design & Applied Arts Rankings

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Design Student Demographics at Tidewater Community College

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

Tidewater Community College Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Program

60% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 40% of design associate's degrees went to men and 60% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in design only graduates about 33% men each year. The program at Tidewater Community College may seem more male-friendly since it graduates 6% more women than average.

Tidewater Community College Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Associate's Degree Grads

Tidewater Community College does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in design graduates 15% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Tidewater Community College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 24
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

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 VA, the home state for Tidewater Community College.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Graphic Designers 5,000 $60,540
Interior Designers 1,210 $52,670
Photographers 860 $37,420
Art Directors 510 $91,770

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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