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91 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 26 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in design. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 14% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 24.2% of design graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Design Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 91 students earned their graduate certificate in design. This makes it the 107th 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 19,801
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 Graduate Certificate

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 calculate the median and range of debt loads for design students who are graduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in design. About 65.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 31
Women 60
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 3
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 40
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 18
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design Graduate Certificate Students

There are 26 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in design. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
17 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for design students seekinga graduate certificate is Michigan State University. Each year, around 50,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,132 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 17 graduate certificate were handed out to design majors at Michigan State. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#1

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, Maryland
17 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maryland Institute College of Art tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,870 per year.

The design program at Maryland Institute College of Art awarded 17 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 76% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

14 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is California State University - Monterey Bay. Roughly 7,500 attend the school each year. 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 2017-2018 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in design from California State University - Monterey Bay. About 86% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in design. Each year, around 3,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $48,390 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $49,950 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 10 people received their graduate certificate in design from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. About 90% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Baltimore is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in design. Roughly 5,500 attend the school each year. 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, 9 people received their graduate certificate in design from U of Baltimore. About 33% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, Minnesota
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Minneapolis College of Art and Design is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in design. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,670 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,670 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 7 graduate certificate were handed out to design majors at MCAD. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Massachusetts College of Art and Design comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in design. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 4 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year.

#8

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Arizona State University - Skysong. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,529 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,264 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 3 graduate certificate were handed out to design majors at ASU - Skysong.

#9

Mount Mary University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Mount Mary University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,220 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 2 graduate certificate were handed out to design majors at Mount Mary. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Utah comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,997 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,988 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in design from U of U.

#9

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Pennsylvania. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,882 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 2 graduate certificate were handed out to design majors at UPenn.

#9

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Radford University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in design. Roughly 9,400 attend the school each year. 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 2017-2018 school year.

#13

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
1 Yearly Graduations

University at Buffalo is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in design from University at Buffalo.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

California State University - Dominguez Hills comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in design. 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.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 graduate certificate were handed out to design majors at California State University - Dominguez Hills. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 660
Fine & Studio Arts 133
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 62
Arts & Media Management 44
Other Visual Art 33

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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