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Design & Applied Arts Schools in Massachusetts

In 2019-2020, 920 students earned their Design degrees in MA.

A Design & Applied Arts major is the 43rd most popular major in this 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 678
Associate Degree 88
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 79
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 79
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 79
Master’s Degree 69
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 4
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 4
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.7%
  • Black or African American: 4.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.7%
  • White: 59.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.6%
  • Other Races: 8.7%
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Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in Massachusetts

In this state, there are 18,650 people employed in jobs related to a design degree, compared to 756,760 nationwide.

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Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, design grads earn an average of $71,210. Nationwide, they make an average of $71,430.

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

172 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
1,894 Total Students

The 5.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $24,043. The full-time teacher rate is 99%.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
7,869 Total Students

The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at UMass Dartmouth. The student loan default rate of 8.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
22,905 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $54,400 after graduation. This private school has an average net price of $31,093. The student loan default rate of 2.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,389 Total Students

The 3.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $53,300 a year.

#5

Lesley University

Cambridge
68 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
4,200 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,200 a year. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
32,718 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.40% which is lower than average. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 53% get financial aid.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
6,830 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
6,728 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,500 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 6.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#9

Endicott College

Beverly
45 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
4,287 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.06 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,885 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,619. 79% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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 11% $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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