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Design & Applied Arts Schools in Colorado

360 Design students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Design & Applied Arts is the 58th most popular major in the state out of a total 281 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Design & Applied Arts Majors in Colorado

Design majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 189
Associate’s Degree 82
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 52
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 35
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 35
Master’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

In Colorado, a design major is more popular with women than with men.

Design & Applied Arts Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of design majors in Colorado is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Black or African American: 2.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.9%
  • White: 69.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.7%
  • Other Races: 10.8%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in Colorado

There are 11,930 people in the state and 756,760 people in the nation working in design jobs.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in Colorado

In this state, design grads earn an average of $62,590. Nationwide, they make an average of $71,430.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in Colorado that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

98 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
1,454 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, RMCAD grads earn an average salary of $27,300. The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at RMCAD.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,283 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $30,400 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 99%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 69% of students receive it.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,759 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,527. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,900 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
20,080 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,204. Most students complete their degree in 5.07 years. 100% of the teachers are full time.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
12,931 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 88% of students receive it. The student loan default rate of 1.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,500 a year.

#6

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs
16 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,655 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $9,113. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 93% are considered full time. 71% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,232 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $6,866. 28% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

#8

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
9,373 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,700 a year. The average student takes 4.76 years to complete their degree at Colorado Mesa. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,049 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 55% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,400 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
33,426 Total Students

69% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The average student takes 4.42 years to complete their degree at Colorado State.

Design & Applied Arts Careers in CO

Some of the careers design majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 26% $55,400
Professors 24% $55,920
Set and Exhibit Designers 22% $43,280
Interior Designers 20% $47,580
Commercial and Industrial Designers 20% $58,110
Fashion Designers 20% $61,440
Designers 19% $54,730
Photographers 19% $31,230
Multimedia Artists and Animators 18% $67,970
Art Directors 17% $80,680
Graphic Designers 13% $50,950
Artists 11% $44,050

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to design.

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Music 556
Fine & Studio Arts 534
Drama & Theater Arts 225
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 225
General Visual & Performing Arts 34
Dance 30
Arts & Media Management 29

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