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 Kansas offers 18 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 237 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 155 Bachelor's degrees, 47 Master's degrees, 31 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Certificates.
Pittsburg State University offers 4 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 13 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 8 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Certificates, and 1 Master's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Kansas Lawrence, KS||21 : 1||27,552|
|Wichita State University Wichita, KS||27 : 1||15,342|
|Kansas State University Manhattan, KS||22 : 1||21,719|
|Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS||57 : 1||18,278|
|Southwestern College Winfield, KS||36 : 1||1,512|
|Washburn University Topeka, KS||22 : 1||6,285|
|Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology Wichita, KS||56 : 1||4,920|
|Kansas Wesleyan University Salina, KS||15 : 1||716|
|Emporia State University Emporia, KS||24 : 1||5,877|
|Butler Community College El Dorado, KS||52 : 1||7,964|
|Fort Hays State University Hays, KS||43 : 1||15,908|
|Bethany College Lindsborg, KS||19 : 1||816|
|Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS||23 : 1||6,645|
|Tabor College Hillsboro, KS||18 : 1||642|
|Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS||61 : 1||4,300|
|Benedictine College Atchison, KS||18 : 1||2,158|
|Allen County Community College Iola, KS||80 : 1||2,407|
|Friends University Wichita, KS||30 : 1||1,818|
|McPherson College McPherson, KS||19 : 1||845|
|Cloud County Community College Concordia, KS||44 : 1||1,802|