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
Johns Hopkins University offers 20 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 259 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 160 Master's degrees, 56 Bachelor's degrees, 30 Certificates, and 13 Doctoral degrees.
University of Maryland-College Park offers 18 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 226 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 158 Bachelor's degrees, 43 Master's degrees, and 25 Doctoral degrees.
University of Maryland-Baltimore County offers 12 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 96 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 90 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD||15 : 1||2,227|
|Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD||18 : 1||27,079|
|University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD||22 : 1||40,743|
|Towson University Towson, MD||24 : 1||22,709|
|Montgomery College Rockville, MD||46 : 1||21,260|
|Cecil College North East, MD||44 : 1||2,377|
|Prince George's Community College Largo, MD||51 : 1||11,788|
|Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD||43 : 1||17,732|
|University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD||24 : 1||4,476|
|University of Maryland-Baltimore County Baltimore, MD||24 : 1||13,602|
|Frederick Community College Frederick, MD||60 : 1||6,129|
|St. Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City, MD||11 : 1||1,513|
|Hood College Frederick, MD||20 : 1||2,002|
|Baltimore City Community College Baltimore, MD||46 : 1||4,909|
|Goucher College Baltimore, MD||19 : 1||2,168|
|Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD||48 : 1||12,655|
|Salisbury University Salisbury, MD||19 : 1||8,617|
|Harford Community College Bel Air, MD||55 : 1||5,705|
|Morgan State University Baltimore, MD||17 : 1||7,763|
|Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD||22 : 1||5,178|