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24 Design students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Design & Applied Arts major is the 123rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Design & Applied Arts Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 24

Gender Distribution

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

Design & Applied Arts Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of design majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.2%
  • Black or African American: 12.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.2%
  • White: 37.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 33.3%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in North Carolina

In this state, there are 19,480 people employed in jobs related to a design degree, compared to 756,760 nationwide.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a design grad in the state is $60,990, compared to a typical salary of $71,430 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 2 colleges in North Carolina that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
36,304 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 88%. This public school has an average net price of $16,404.


Mars Hill University

Mars Hill
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
1,066 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $16,053. It takes the average student 4.36 years to graduate.

Design & Applied Arts Careers in NC

Some of the careers design majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Multimedia Artists and Animators 16% $71,270
Artists 12% $58,850
Architecture Professors 12% $0
Designers 12% $38,920
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11% $61,060
Art Directors 11% $88,400
Interior Designers 10% $51,270
Graphic Designers 10% $45,210
Professors 9% $60,130
Set and Exhibit Designers 8% $55,700
Commercial and Industrial Designers 8% $69,580
Fashion Designers 4% $67,200
Photographers -8% $26,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Music 112
Fine & Studio Arts 56
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 29
Drama & Theater Arts 21
Dance 5

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