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Design & Applied Arts at Virginia Tech

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Design & Applied Arts at Virginia Tech

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 Virginia Tech stacks up to those at other schools.

Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Virginia and approximately 34,683 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 students received a bachelor's degree in design from Virginia Tech.

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.

Virginia Tech Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

Virginia Tech Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The design major at Virginia Tech 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.

How Much Do Design Graduates from Virginia Tech Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Virginia Tech is $44,600. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 44% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.


Design Student Demographics at Virginia Tech

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

Virginia Tech Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

61% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 39% of design bachelor's degrees went to men and 61% went to women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at Virginia Tech since its program graduates 6% more men than average.

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

About 69% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Virginia Tech 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 Virginia Tech with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Virginia Tech
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 49
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

Virginia Tech 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 VA, the home state for Virginia Tech.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Graphic Designers 5,000 $60,540
Interior Designers 1,210 $52,670
Photographers 860 $37,420
Art Directors 510 $91,770


*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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