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 Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 16 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 337 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 252 Bachelor's degrees, 49 Doctoral degrees, and 36 Master's degrees.
Minnesota State University-Mankato offers 19 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 108 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 98 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Master's degrees, and 3 Certificates.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers 12 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 24 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 18 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN||21 : 1||51,327|
|Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, MN||60 : 1||7,014|
|Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN||45 : 1||4,625|
|Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato, MN||29 : 1||14,325|
|Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN||41 : 1||2,433|
|Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN||19 : 1||3,425|
|University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth, MN||22 : 1||10,858|
|Saint Paul College Saint Paul, MN||57 : 1||6,656|
|Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, MN||20 : 1||796|
|Carleton College Northfield, MN||8 : 1||2,115|
|Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead, MN||28 : 1||5,747|
|Central Lakes College-Brainerd Brainerd, MN||54 : 1||4,357|
|St Olaf College Northfield, MN||15 : 1||3,072|
|Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN||32 : 1||13,049|
|Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN||47 : 1||4,944|
|Century College White Bear Lake, MN||57 : 1||8,695|
|Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, MN||54 : 1||5,548|
|University of Northwestern-St Paul Saint Paul, MN||47 : 1||3,525|
|Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN||49 : 1||6,086|
|Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN||13 : 1||2,042|