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Design & Applied Arts Schools in Virginia

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

As a degree choice, Design & Applied Arts is the 80th 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
Master’s Degree 56
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: 3.4%
  • Black or African American: 15.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.2%
  • White: 51.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 13.8%
  • Other Races: 10.3%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in Virginia

There are 11,910 people in the state and 756,760 people in the nation working in design jobs.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a design grad in the state is $63,490, compared to a typical salary of $71,430 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Virginia that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:


Marymount University

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
3,363 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $42,700 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. 47% of the teachers are full time.


Liberty University

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
85,586 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.00%. The average student takes 4.49 years to complete their degree at Liberty University.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
29,757 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at VCU.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,863 Total Students

The average student takes 4.41 years to complete their degree at GMU. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,900 a year.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
11,870 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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
Music 116
Drama & Theater Arts 104
Arts & Media Management 72
Fine & Studio Arts 52
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 30
Dance 19
General Visual & Performing Arts 8

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