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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Texas

24 Colleges
$27,839 Avg Salary
$30,394 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Design & Applied Arts School for You

Design & Applied Arts is the #47 most popular major in Texas with 1,784 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Texas ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 24 schools in Texas to see which ones offered the best programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Texas

The following schools top our list of the Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges.

Top 10 Best Design & Applied Arts Schools

Our 2021 rankings named The University of Texas at Austin the best school in Texas for design and applied arts students. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

The excellent programs at Texas Christian University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best design and applied arts schools in Texas. TCU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Fort Worth.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Southern Methodist University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Texas list. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#4

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Texas Tech University is a great place for design and applied arts students. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#5

University of Houston

Houston, TX

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Houston is a great place for design and applied arts students. Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a very large student population.

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With a ranking of #6, West Texas A&M University did quite well on this year’s best schools for design and applied arts students. Located in the town of Canyon, West Texas A&M University is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Texas A&M University - Commerce landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best design and applied arts programs. Texas A&M Commerce is a large public school located in the distant town of Commerce.

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#8

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Texas ranking. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Marcos.

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University of North Texas did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for design and applied arts students. It came in at #9 on the list. UNT is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denton.

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Texas Woman’s University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Design & Applied Arts Schools in Texas list. TWU is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Denton.

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Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the Southwest Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 759
Oklahoma 410
New Mexico 113

One of 9 majors within the area of study, design and applied arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Design

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 40,751
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 24 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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