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
University of Iowa offers 19 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 294 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 152 Bachelor's degrees, 65 Certificates, 47 Master's degrees, and 30 Doctoral degrees.
Iowa State University offers 10 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 178 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 155 Bachelor's degrees, 19 Master's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Iowa Iowa City, IA||23 : 1||31,240|
|University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA||22 : 1||10,477|
|Iowa State University Ames, IA||22 : 1||33,372|
|Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA||66 : 1||23,258|
|Luther College Decorah, IA||12 : 1||1,951|
|Drake University Des Moines, IA||16 : 1||4,884|
|Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA||91 : 1||5,976|
|Simpson College Indianola, IA||17 : 1||1,355|
|Morningside College Sioux City, IA||34 : 1||2,599|
|Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA||15 : 1||2,968|
|Wartburg College Waverly, IA||17 : 1||1,505|
|Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA||52 : 1||13,788|
|Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA||61 : 1||8,002|
|Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA||22 : 1||1,815|
|Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA||13 : 1||1,430|
|Dordt University Sioux Center, IA||18 : 1||1,547|
|Grinnell College Grinnell, IA||8 : 1||1,733|
|Grand View University Des Moines, IA||21 : 1||1,889|
|Loras College Dubuque, IA||14 : 1||1,416|
|Maharishi University of Management Fairfield, IA||16 : 1||1,861|