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 Southern Mississippi offers 9 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 165 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 133 Bachelor's degrees, 23 Master's degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.
University of Mississippi offers 6 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 88 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 68 Bachelor's degrees, 16 Master's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS||21 : 1||14,133|
|University of Mississippi University, MS||19 : 1||21,617|
|Hinds Community College Raymond, MS||28 : 1||11,827|
|Mississippi College Clinton, MS||22 : 1||4,733|
|Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS||32 : 1||8,954|
|Belhaven University Jackson, MS||55 : 1||4,574|
|Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS||30 : 1||3,113|
|Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville, MS||30 : 1||3,606|
|Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS||20 : 1||2,811|
|Coahoma Community College Clarksdale, MS||23 : 1||1,808|
|Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead, MS||25 : 1||2,516|
|Delta State University Cleveland, MS||24 : 1||3,751|
|East Mississippi Community College Scooba, MS||39 : 1||3,832|
|William Carey University Hattiesburg, MS||28 : 1||5,040|
|Meridian Community College Meridian, MS||25 : 1||3,402|
|Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS||23 : 1||22,226|
|Jones County Junior College Ellisville, MS||32 : 1||4,536|
|Holmes Community College Goodman, MS||41 : 1||5,529|
|East Central Community College Decatur, MS||29 : 1||2,419|
|Jackson State University Jackson, MS||21 : 1||7,020|