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169 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A graduate certificate in design is offered at 30 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 37% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.6% of design graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Design Majors

In 2018-2019, 169 earned their graduate certificate in design. This makes it the 74th most popular graduate certificate 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 19,137
Associate’s Degree 8,485
Basic Certificate 4,140
Undergraduate Certificate 2,329
Master’s Degree 1,894
Graduate Certificate 169
Doctor’s Degree 25

Earnings of Design Majors With Graduate Certificate

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for design majors with their graduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for design majors who have their graduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in design. About 63.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 61
Women 108
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Design

The racial-ethnic distribution of design graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 78
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 28
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design Graduate Certificate Students

There are 30 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in design. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

125 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Fullerton tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 40,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 people received their graduate certificate in design from Cal State Fullerton. About 66% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Michigan State University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in design. Roughly 50,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

The design program at Michigan State University awarded 10 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $1,030 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,400 per year.

The design program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design awarded 9 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, Minnesota
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Minneapolis College of Art and Design comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in design. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,946 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $39,946 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in design from MCAD. About 57% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Arizona State University - Skysong. Roughly 31,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in design from ASU - Skysong.

4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Roughly 3,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,814 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,904 per year.

The design program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago awarded 4 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Radford University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in design. Each year, around 9,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,922 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,915 per year.

The design program at Radford University awarded 2 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#7

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Buffalo is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in design. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in design from University at Buffalo. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Ferris State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,376 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,608 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in design from Ferris.

#9

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Baltimore is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,014 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,824 per year.

The design program at University of Baltimore awarded 1 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
1 Yearly Graduations

The 9th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is American University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,351 per year.

The design program at American University awarded 1 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to design that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 572
Fine & Studio Arts 89
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 56
Arts & Media Management 45
Other Visual Art 32

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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