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Design & Applied Arts Schools in Michigan

In 2019-2020, 1,084 students earned their Design degrees in MI.

A Design & Applied Arts major is the 27th most popular major in this 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 601
Associate Degree 240
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 127
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 127
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 127
Master’s Degree 53
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 50
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 50
Post-Master’s Certificate 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 13

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Black or African American: 10.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.0%
  • White: 65.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.2%
  • Other Races: 8.9%
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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.

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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.

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

190 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
1,512 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. The 5.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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156 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
11,165 Total Students

70% of the teachers are full time. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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92 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,736 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,724. Graduates earn an average $26,600 after graduation. 65% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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66 Degrees in Major Awarded
297 Total Students

In their early career, Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts grads earn an average salary of $25,200. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

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63 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
49,695 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. In their early career, Michigan State grads earn an average salary of $41,600.

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#6

Oakland University

Rochester Hills
56 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
18,552 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 51%. This public school has an average net price of $11,802. The student loan default rate is 5.30% which is lower than average.

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45 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,140 Total Students

In their early career, Washtenaw Community College grads earn an average salary of $25,400. Of all the students who attend this school, 70% get financial aid. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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#8

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
17,311 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $34,100 after graduation. The average student takes 4.65 years to complete their degree at Central Michigan.

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Saginaw Valley State University

University Center
40 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
8,028 Total Students

98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.40%.

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37 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
19,887 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,300 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 63%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,433.

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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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