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Design & Applied Arts at University of Oregon

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Design & Applied Arts at University of Oregon

Every design and applied arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the design program at University of Oregon stacks up to those at other schools.

UO is located in Eugene, Oregon and approximately 22,517 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 students received a bachelor's degree in design from UO.

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.

UO Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

UO Design & Applied Arts Rankings

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

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 UO 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 180
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 390

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

Earnings of UO Design Graduates

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at UO is $34,100. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 10% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at UO

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

UO Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

24% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 41 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in design from UO in 2019, 76% were men and 24% were women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at UO since its program graduates 42% more men than average.

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

About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at UO are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at University of Oregon
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 23
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

UO Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

57% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 students earned a master's degree in design from UO. About 57% of these graduates were women and the other 43% were men. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. UO does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 9% more men than average.

UO 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 Oregon with a master's in design.

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

UO 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 OR, the home state for University of Oregon.

Occupation Jobs in OR Average Salary in OR
Graphic Designers 3,510 $56,690
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,350 $75,800
Art Directors 960 $108,830
Multimedia Artists and Animators 730 $72,190
Interior Designers 670 $57,100

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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