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Design & Applied Arts Schools in Pennsylvania

1,272 students earned Design degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Design & Applied Arts is the 44th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Design & Applied Arts Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 924
Associate’s Degree 204
Master’s Degree 99
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 28
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 28
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 13
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

Gender Distribution

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

Design & Applied Arts Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.8%
  • Black or African American: 7.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.2%
  • White: 63.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.1%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 24,540 people employed in jobs related to a design degree, compared to 756,760 nationwide.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in Pennsylvania

Design grads earn an average of $57,730 in the state and $71,430 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 64 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Drexel University

Philadelphia
235 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,634 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. An average student at Drexel will pay a net price of $33,631. Most students complete their degree in 4.67 years.

115 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,786 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. In their early career, Thomas Jefferson University grads earn an average salary of $69,000. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
8,290 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at Kutztown University. The student loan default rate of 6.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
1,914 Total Students

8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $37,830. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
14,029 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 59% of students receive it. This private school has an average net price of $32,674.

#6

Temple University

Philadelphia
58 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
39,740 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $23,536. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,100 a year. It takes the average student 4.44 years to graduate.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
397 Total Students

The 9.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. 7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
7,310 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,068. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Cal U grads earn an average salary of $32,300.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
11,483 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 66%.

#10

Robert Morris University

Moon Township
35 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
4,895 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,400 a year. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate.

Design & Applied Arts Careers in PA

Some of the careers design majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9% $72,070
Professors 8% $0
Set and Exhibit Designers 5% $44,010
Artists 4% $61,580
Commercial and Industrial Designers 4% $64,120
Graphic Designers 3% $50,080
Multimedia Artists and Animators 3% $63,160
Art Directors 2% $84,760
Designers 0% $54,710
Interior Designers -2% $54,680
Fashion Designers -15% $41,090
Photographers -15% $30,260

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Fine & Studio Arts 1,374
Music 1,077
Drama & Theater Arts 751
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 622
Dance 260
Arts & Media Management 229
General Visual & Performing Arts 176
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 24

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