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Design & Applied Arts at University of Houston

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Design & Applied Arts at University of Houston

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

UH is located in Houston, Texas and has a total student population of 46,148. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 students received a bachelor's degree in design from UH.

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.

UH Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

UH Design & Applied Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks design programs across the country. The following shows how UH 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 UH 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 Master’s Degree Schools 85
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 836

In 2019, 7 students received their master’s degree in design from UH. This makes it the #58 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of UH Design Graduates

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at UH is $38,700. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 25% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at UH

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

UH Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

51% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 45 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Design & Applied Arts from UH in 2018-2019, 49% were men and 51% were women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at UH since its program graduates 15% more men than average.

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

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 33% 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 Houston with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at University of Houston
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 10
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UH Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

43% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 7 students who earned a master's degree in Design & Applied Arts from UH in 2018-2019, 57% were men and 43% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. UH does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 24% more men than average.

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

In the design master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 43% of degree recipients. That is 9% better than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at University of Houston
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 2
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UH 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 University of Houston.

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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