Art & Design is tough. Really tough. It is a constant competition to design something better. It is "thinking outside the box" so many times you've decided to forget the box altogether. Not to mention you will become a master at thriving with little to no sleep and develop thick skin from enduring brutal critiques.
So, why put yourself through this? Passion. When you put everything into a project and it’s ripped apart, you get more coffee, improve the design, and come back with an even greater masterpiece.
But if passion alone isn’t enough, how about this. Median salaries for the top 10 design careers surpassed $50,000*. Art & design jobs are also expected to increase by 7% over the next eight years*. With higher salaries than most majors and plenty of career avenues, art & design graduates are cashing in on their passions. Graduating from an art & design program is a difficult and competitive feat. But if you can do it, you will create a growing career where your computer battery is your only limit.*PayScale Salary Survey data
Oberlin College offers 16 Art and Design degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 215 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 199 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Certificates, and 2 Master's degrees.
Case Western Reserve University offers 9 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 32 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 26 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Oberlin College Oberlin, OH||9 : 1||2,863|
|Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland, OH||13 : 1||373|
|Baldwin Wallace University Berea, OH||15 : 1||3,504|
|Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH||28 : 1||15,433|
|Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH||16 : 1||11,874|
|Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH||55 : 1||23,655|
|Lee University Cleveland, TN||28 : 1||5,189|
|Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland, OH||13 : 1||645|
|The North Coast College Lakewood, OH||19 : 1||77|
|Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH||84 : 1||10,206|
|International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute Chesterland, OH||14|
|Delta State University Cleveland, MS||24 : 1||3,751|
|Lakeland Community College Kirtland, OH||57 : 1||6,628|
|Ursuline College Pepper Pike, OH||19 : 1||1,050|
|Notre Dame College Cleveland, OH||32 : 1||1,612|
|Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI||24 : 1||2,660|
|Lake Erie College Painesville, OH||22 : 1||1,056|
|Truett McConnell University Cleveland, GA||57 : 1||3,055|
|Cleveland State Community College Cleveland, TN||43 : 1||3,370|
|Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Brecksville, OH||92|