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Design & Applied Arts Schools in Massachusetts

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

As a degree choice, Design & Applied Arts is the 43rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Design & Applied Arts Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 744
Master’s Degree 86
Associate’s Degree 69
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 62
Post-Master’s Certificate 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 9
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 5
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 5

Gender Distribution

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

Design & Applied Arts Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.5%
  • Black or African American: 3.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.2%
  • White: 62.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.2%
  • Other Races: 9.5%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in Massachusetts

There are 18,650 people in the state and 756,760 people in the nation working in design jobs.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in Massachusetts

Design grads earn an average of $71,210 in the state and $71,430 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 43 colleges in Massachusetts that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

172 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,095 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $23,131. It takes the average student 4.27 years to graduate.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
8,154 Total Students

70% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending UMass Dartmouth will pay a net price of $19,516. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
22,207 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 74%. The student loan default rate of 2.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $31,855.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,449 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

#5

Lesley University

Cambridge
68 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,510 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 23% of the teachers are full time.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
33,720 Total Students

10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. An average student at Boston U will pay a net price of $30,729. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $49,200 a year.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
7,169 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. In their early career, Suffolk grads earn an average salary of $42,300. This private institution charges an average net price of $30,469.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
7,251 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $35,500 after graduation.

#9

Endicott College

Beverly
45 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
4,741 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 28%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.30%. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,569 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. The student loan default rate of 9.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Design & Applied Arts Careers in MA

Some of the careers design majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 16% $79,170
Architecture Professors 15% $131,580
Photographers 12% $46,770
Artists 10% $60,910
Set and Exhibit Designers 10% $56,250
Fashion Designers 7% $70,770
Interior Designers 5% $62,840
Multimedia Artists and Animators 3% $67,570
Graphic Designers 3% $60,530
Art Directors 3% $90,910
Commercial and Industrial Designers 2% $80,660
Designers 0% $74,300

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Music 1,691
Fine & Studio Arts 1,125
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 869
Drama & Theater Arts 551
Arts & Media Management 291
General Visual & Performing Arts 223
Dance 130
Other Visual Art 28

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