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Design & Applied Arts in Michigan

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Design & Applied Arts Schools in Michigan

1,113 Design students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Design & Applied Arts is the 27th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Design & Applied Arts Majors in Michigan

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 628
Associate’s Degree 294
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 100
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 100
Master’s Degree 44
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 36
Post-Master’s Certificate 11
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 11

Gender Distribution

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

Design & Applied Arts Majors in MI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.0%
  • Black or African American: 8.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.0%
  • White: 66.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.5%
  • Other Races: 9.6%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in MI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in Michigan

There are 18,780 people in the state and 756,760 people in the nation working in design jobs.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. MI

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in Michigan

A typical salary for a design grad in the state is $60,140, compared to a typical salary of $71,430 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 44 colleges in Michigan that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

190 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
1,485 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.38 years to graduate. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

156 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,250 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 69%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,500 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 7.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

92 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,220 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1. 38% of students get financical aid. 24% of the teachers are full time.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
526 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $25,200 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
50,351 Total Students

The average student takes 4.39 years to complete their degree at Michigan State. This public school has an average net price of $18,984. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time.

#6

Oakland University

Rochester Hills
56 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
19,309 Total Students

92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.78 years to complete their degree at Oakland. A typical student attending Oakland will pay a net price of $11,560.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,264 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 65% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 26%.

#8

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
21,622 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.75 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,677. The student loan default rate is 4.90% which is lower than average.

#9

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center
40 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
8,515 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 55% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. The average student takes 4.91 years to complete their degree at Saginaw Valley State University.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
22,562 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The student loan default rate of 7.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 89% of students get financical aid.

Design & Applied Arts Careers in MI

Some of the careers design majors go into include:

Job Title MI Job Growth MI Median Salary
Designers 17% $53,990
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 12% $72,390
Set and Exhibit Designers 12% $46,270
Professors 9% $0
Commercial and Industrial Designers 8% $78,010
Multimedia Artists and Animators 8% $58,180
Interior Designers 5% $46,320
Art Directors 5% $79,280
Graphic Designers 4% $44,480
Fashion Designers 0% $57,710
Photographers -12% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in MI
Fine & Studio Arts 835
Music 751
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 584
Drama & Theater Arts 327
Dance 97
Arts & Media Management 67
Other Visual Art 27
General Visual & Performing Arts 15

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