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Design & Applied Arts at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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Design & Applied Arts at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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

UMN Twin Cities is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a total student population of 51,327. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 121 students received a bachelor's degree in design from UMN Twin Cities.

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.

UMN Twin Cities Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

UMN Twin Cities Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at UMN Twin Cities compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at UMN Twin Cities 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 28
Best Design & Applied Arts Schools 29

In 2019, 2 students received their master’s degree in design from UMN Twin Cities. This makes it the #97 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 15 students who received their doctoral degrees in design, making the school the #1 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UMN Twin Cities Design Graduates

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at UMN Twin Cities is $40,200. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 30% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at UMN Twin Cities

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

UMN Twin Cities Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

83% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 121 design students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from UMN Twin Cities, about 17% were men and 83% were women.

UMN Twin Cities Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 74% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at UMN Twin Cities are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 90
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

UMN Twin Cities Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

50% Women
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 students earned a master's degree in design from UMN Twin Cities. About 50% of these graduates were women and the other 50% were men.

UMN Twin Cities Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a design master's degree from UMN Twin Cities, 100% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

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

UMN Twin Cities also has a doctoral program available in design. In 2019, 15 students 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 MN, the home state for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

Occupation Jobs in MN Average Salary in MN
Graphic Designers 6,190 $53,500
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,030 $78,950
Interior Designers 1,550 $61,220
Art Directors 960 $95,300
Photographers 770 $54,150

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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