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11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in design. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 27% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 27.3% of design graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Design Majors

In 2017-2018, 11 earned their doctor's degree in design. This makes it the 220th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in design at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 19,801
Associate’s Degree 9,124
Basic Certificate 4,168
Undergraduate Certificate 2,388
Master’s Degree 1,845
Graduate Certificate 91
Doctor’s Degree 11

Earnings of Design Majors With Doctor’s Degree

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in design. About 54.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5
Women 6
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Design

The racial-ethnic distribution of design doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 5
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design Doctor's Degree Students

There are 8 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in design. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:

#1

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for design students seekinga doctor's degree is Carnegie Mellon University. Each year, around 13,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,244 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,815 per year.

The design program at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 3 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

3 Yearly Graduations

The University of Texas at Dallas tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for design majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,034 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,458 per year.

The design program at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 3 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#3

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,058 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,064 per year.

The design program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 2 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#4

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Baltimore comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,876 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,680 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in design from U of Baltimore. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Cornell University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,584 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 doctor's degree were handed out to design majors at Cornell. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Auburn University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,624 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,630 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in design from Auburn.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to design that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 1,355
Fine & Studio Arts 208
Drama & Theater Arts 89
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 41
Other Visual Art 20

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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