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18 students earned Design degrees in District of Columbia in the 2018-2019 year.

A Design & Applied Arts major is the 103rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Design & Applied Arts Majors in District of Columbia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 17
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a design major is more popular with women than with men.

Design & Applied Arts Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of design majors in District of Columbia is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.6%
  • Black or African American: 11.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.1%
  • White: 44.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 16.7%
  • Other Races: 11.1%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in District of Columbia

There are 5,470 people in the state and 756,760 people in the nation working in design jobs.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in District of Columbia

Design grads earn an average of $78,270 in the state and $71,430 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 2 colleges in District of Columbia that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
27,814 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 51% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $33,734.


American University

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
14,318 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $34,617. The student loan default rate of 1.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Design & Applied Arts Careers in DC

Some of the careers design majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Designers 20% $53,490
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 12% $80,640
Art Directors 12% $72,650
Professors 10% $0
Graphic Designers 8% $67,890
Multimedia Artists and Animators 7% $89,770
Set and Exhibit Designers 7% $76,280
Interior Designers 4% $73,010
Photographers 0% $84,720

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

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 68
Fine & Studio Arts 52
Drama & Theater Arts 36
Arts & Media Management 25
Music 23

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