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Design & Applied Arts Schools in North Carolina

In 2018-2019, 1,943 students earned their Design degrees in NC.

As a degree choice, Design & Applied Arts is the 19th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Design & Applied Arts Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1,029
Bachelor’s Degree 474
Associate’s Degree 385
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 31
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 31
Master’s Degree 24

Gender Distribution

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

Design & Applied Arts Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of design majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Black or African American: 15.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.3%
  • White: 64.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.3%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in North Carolina

There are 19,480 people in the state and 756,760 people in the nation working in design jobs.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in North Carolina

Design grads earn an average of $60,990 in the state and $71,430 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 51 colleges in North Carolina that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

587 Degrees in Major Awarded
22,003 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $7,429. 45% of the teachers are full time. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

196 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,948 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 32% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. In their early career, Wayne Community College grads earn an average salary of $21,100.

136 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,021 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $21,100 after graduation. A typical student attending FTCC will pay a net price of $6,975. 39% of the teachers are full time.

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,280 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.36 years. 77% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,018.

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,646 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Central Piedmont Community College grads earn an average salary of $22,800. The full-time teacher rate is 30%.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
36,304 Total Students

In their early career, NC State grads earn an average salary of $41,200. The student loan default rate of 2.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 70% of students get financical aid.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,070 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 77% get financial aid. 36% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

#8

High Point University

High Point
55 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
5,330 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.90% which is lower than average. 88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,526 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 78% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public school has an average net price of $3,856.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,196 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,158. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid.

Design & Applied Arts Careers in NC

Some of the careers design majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Multimedia Artists and Animators 16% $71,270
Artists 12% $58,850
Architecture Professors 12% $0
Designers 12% $38,920
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11% $61,060
Art Directors 11% $88,400
Interior Designers 10% $51,270
Graphic Designers 10% $45,210
Professors 9% $60,130
Set and Exhibit Designers 8% $55,700
Commercial and Industrial Designers 8% $69,580
Fashion Designers 4% $67,200
Photographers -8% $26,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Fine & Studio Arts 755
Music 537
Drama & Theater Arts 454
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 255
Dance 142
Arts & Media Management 86
General Visual & Performing Arts 81
Other Visual Art 22

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