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Design & Applied Arts Schools in Massachusetts

In 2018-2019, 95 students earned their Design degrees in MA.

A Design & Applied Arts major is the 94th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Design & Applied Arts Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 86
Post-Master’s Certificate 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 9

Gender Distribution

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

Design & Applied Arts Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.5%
  • Black or African American: 1.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.1%
  • White: 36.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 43.2%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in Massachusetts

In this state, there are 18,650 people employed in jobs related to a design degree, compared to 756,760 nationwide.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a design grad in the state is $71,210, compared to a typical salary of $71,430 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Massachusetts that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 58% get financial aid. The 1.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, Boston U grads earn an average salary of $49,200.

#2

Harvard University

Cambridge
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,566 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $15,561. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $70,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,087 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.27 years. 9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 88%.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
21,627 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.00%. This private school has an average net price of $31,855. 74% of the teachers are full time.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
7,186 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. 54% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.28 years to complete their degree at Suffolk.

#6

Endicott College

Beverly
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
4,794 Total Students

28% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $34,861.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
8,513 Total Students

93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 6.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,516.

#8

Lesley University

Cambridge
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,838 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Graduates earn an average $32,200 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 23% are considered full time.

Design & Applied Arts Careers in MA

Some of the careers design majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 16% $79,170
Architecture Professors 15% $131,580
Photographers 12% $46,770
Artists 10% $60,910
Set and Exhibit Designers 10% $56,250
Fashion Designers 7% $70,770
Interior Designers 5% $62,840
Multimedia Artists and Animators 3% $67,570
Graphic Designers 3% $60,530
Art Directors 3% $90,910
Commercial and Industrial Designers 2% $80,660
Designers 0% $74,300

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Music 576
Fine & Studio Arts 159
Arts & Media Management 74
General Visual & Performing Arts 62
Drama & Theater Arts 52
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 20
Dance 4

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