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Design & Applied Arts at University of Washington - Seattle Campus

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Design & Applied Arts at University of Washington - Seattle Campus

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 Washington - Seattle Campus stacks up to those at other schools.

UW Seattle is located in Seattle, Washington and approximately 47,400 students attend the school each year. Of the 9,269 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Washington - Seattle Campus in 2019, 37 of them were design and applied arts majors.

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.

UW Seattle Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

UW Seattle Design & Applied Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks design programs across the country. The following shows how UW Seattle 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 UW Seattle 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 127

In 2019, 11 students received their master’s degree in design from UW Seattle. This makes it the #40 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Design Graduates from UW Seattle Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at UW Seattle is $54,100. This is 75% higher than $30,900, which is the national average for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at UW Seattle

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

UW Seattle Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

65% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 37 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Design & Applied Arts from UW Seattle in 2018-2019, 35% were men and 65% were women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at UW Seattle since its program graduates 2% more men than average.

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

About 54% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at UW Seattle are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 7% 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 Washington - Seattle Campus with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at University of Washington - Seattle Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 20
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

UW Seattle Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

55% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 45% of design master's degrees went to men and 55% went to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. UW Seattle does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 12% more men than average.

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

Of the students who received a design master's degree from UW Seattle, 91% 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 Washington - Seattle Campus with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at University of Washington - Seattle Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 10
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UW Seattle 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 WA, the home state for University of Washington - Seattle Campus.

Occupation Jobs in WA Average Salary in WA
Graphic Designers 5,060 $60,530
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,930 $67,430
Interior Designers 1,370 $63,480
Professors 1,060 $74,330
Photographers 1,030 $48,020

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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