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
Rice University offers 25 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 128 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 73 Master's degrees, 49 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.
University of Houston offers 13 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 238 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 160 Bachelor's degrees, 67 Master's degrees, and 11 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Rice University Houston, TX||10 : 1||7,282|
|Houston Community College Houston, TX||64 : 1||56,151|
|The Art Institute of Houston Houston, TX||89 : 1||711|
|San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX||61 : 1||32,452|
|University of Houston Houston, TX||30 : 1||46,148|
|Houston Baptist University Houston, TX||27 : 1||3,741|
|Culinary Institute Inc Houston, TX||10 : 1||301|
|Alvin Community College Alvin, TX||52 : 1||5,797|
|Lee College Baytown, TX||45 : 1||7,516|
|Galveston College Galveston, TX||38 : 1||2,306|
|University of Houston-Downtown Houston, TX||41 : 1||14,640|
|University of St Thomas Houston, TX||23 : 1||3,448|
|Prairie View A & M University Prairie View, TX||21 : 1||8,940|
|Texas Southern University Houston, TX||21 : 1||9,034|
|College of the Mainland Texas City, TX||41 : 1||4,687|
|University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston, TX||33 : 1||9,082|
|American InterContinental University-Houston Houston, TX||101 : 1||304|