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
Montclair State University offers 18 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 415 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 366 Bachelor's degrees, 31 Master's degrees, and 18 Certificates.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 13 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 220 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 149 Bachelor's degrees, 48 Master's degrees, and 23 Doctoral degrees.
New Jersey Institute of Technology offers 7 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 25 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 21 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
Princeton University offers 3 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 18 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 9 Master's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Montclair State University Montclair, NJ||33 : 1||21,007|
|Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ||22 : 1||50,173|
|Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ||23 : 1||4,674|
|Mercer County Community College West Windsor, NJ||69 : 1||7,480|
|Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing, NJ||69 : 1||5,048|
|Rowan University Glassboro, NJ||33 : 1||19,618|
|New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ||26 : 1||11,518|
|Rowan College at Burlington County Mount Laurel, NJ||124 : 1||8,439|
|Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ||58 : 1||11,489|
|Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ||28 : 1||6,142|
|Princeton University Princeton, NJ||9 : 1||8,419|
|Sussex County Community College Newton, NJ||83 : 1||2,318|
|Hudson County Community College Jersey City, NJ||77 : 1||8,202|
|William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ||26 : 1||10,105|
|Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ||63 : 1||7,793|
|Kean University Union, NJ||40 : 1||14,309|
|Centenary University Hackettstown, NJ||22 : 1||1,681|
|County College of Morris Randolph, NJ||46 : 1||7,488|
|The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ||21 : 1||7,821|
|Drew University Madison, NJ||17 : 1||2,319|