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Design & Applied Arts Schools in Virginia

892 students earned Design degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Design & Applied Arts is the 43rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Design & Applied Arts Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 604
Associate’s Degree 129
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 89
Master’s Degree 56
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 12
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 12
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Design & Applied Arts Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.2%
  • Black or African American: 14.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.4%
  • White: 58.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.5%
  • Other Races: 10.2%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in Virginia

11,910 people in the state and 756,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to design.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in Virginia

Design grads earn an average of $63,490 in the state and $71,430 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 22 colleges in Virginia that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

285 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $21,313. In their early career, VCU grads earn an average salary of $34,400. Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg
163 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.49 years. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,883.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,941 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 28%. A typical student attending Tidewater Community College will pay a net price of $8,105. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#4

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg
71 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
34,683 Total Students

In their early career, Virginia Tech grads earn an average salary of $48,000. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time.

#5

Marymount University

Arlington
58 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
3,418 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $24,933. The full-time teacher rate is 47%. The 4.00% student loan default rate is lower than average.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
50,929 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $9,903.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,828 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $7,742. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $19,900 after earning their degree at this institution. 84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
9,335 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it.

#9

Longwood University

Farmville
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,911 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $36,500 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
307 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 8%. 95% of students get financical aid. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Design & Applied Arts Careers in VA

Some of the careers design majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Architecture Professors 20% $76,750
Photographers 14% $32,820
Art Directors 13% $79,420
Set and Exhibit Designers 10% $41,680
Graphic Designers 10% $55,560
Multimedia Artists and Animators 8% $63,570
Artists 6% $68,020
Interior Designers 5% $50,380
Commercial and Industrial Designers 2% $64,510
Designers -6% $61,470

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Fine & Studio Arts 735
Music 626
Drama & Theater Arts 443
General Visual & Performing Arts 260
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 256
Other Visual Art 134
Dance 95
Arts & Media Management 73

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