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169 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 30 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in design. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 37% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.6% of design graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Design Majors

In 2018-2019, 169 graduate certificates were awarded to design majors. This earns it the #74 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in design at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,894
Graduate Certificate 169
Doctor’s Degree 25

Earnings of Design Majors With Graduate Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for design students who are graduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in design. About 63.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 61
Women 108
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Design

The racial-ethnic distribution of design graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 78
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 28
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design Graduate Certificate Students

There are 30 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in design. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

125 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for design students seekinga graduate certificate is California State University - Fullerton. Roughly 40,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The design program at California State University - Fullerton awarded 125 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 66% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Michigan State University. Roughly 50,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 graduate certificates were handed out to design majors at Michigan State.

9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in design. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $1,030 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,400 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their graduate certificate in design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

#4

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, Minnesota
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for design majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,946 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $39,946 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in design from MCAD. Of these students, 57% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

Arizona State University - Skysong comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in design. Roughly 38,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

The design program at Arizona State University - Skysong awarded 7 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in design. Each year, around 3,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,814 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,904 per year.

The design program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#7

Radford University

Radford, Virginia
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Radford University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in design. Each year, around 9,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,922 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,915 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to design majors at Radford.

#7

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Buffalo comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in design. Roughly 31,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The design program at University at Buffalo awarded 2 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#9

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Ferris State University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,376 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,608 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificates were handed out to design majors at Ferris.

#9

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Baltimore comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,014 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,824 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificates were handed out to design majors at U of Baltimore.

#9

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
1 Yearly Graduations

American University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in design. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,351 per year.

The design program at American University awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to design that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 572
Fine & Studio Arts 89
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 56
Arts & Media Management 45
Other Visual Art 32

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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