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Design & Applied Arts at University of California - Davis

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Design & Applied Arts at University of California - Davis

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

UC Davis is located in Davis, California and has a total student population of 39,074. In 2021, 228 design majors received their bachelor's degree from UC Davis.

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.

UC Davis Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

UC Davis Design & Applied Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks design programs across the country. The following shows how UC Davis performed in these rankings.

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 UC Davis 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.

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How Much Do Design Graduates from UC Davis Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at UC Davis is $38,040. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 16% higher than the national average of $32,733 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.


Design Student Demographics at UC Davis

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

UC Davis Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

79% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 228 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in design from UC Davis. About 21% were men and 79% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 23% 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 University of California - Davis with a bachelor's in design.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 79
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 38
White 53
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

UC Davis 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Davis.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Graphic Designers 29,320 $61,100
Multimedia Artists and Animators 10,760 $87,960
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710 $115,460
Interior Designers 8,460 $68,440
Art Directors 7,620 $127,630


*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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