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 New Mexico-Main Campus offers 12 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 168 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 124 Bachelor's degrees, 34 Master's degrees, and 10 Certificates.
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus offers 4 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 22 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 21 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM||56 : 1||4,110|
|Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM||72 : 1||23,096|
|University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque, NM||24 : 1||22,729|
|New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces, NM||23 : 1||14,296|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell, NM||50 : 1||2,256|
|New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM||64 : 1||8,054|
|Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM||11 : 1||22|
|Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development Santa Fe, NM||23 : 1||605|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales, NM||35 : 1||5,685|
|New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM||21 : 1||2,787|
|Clovis Community College Clovis, NM||52 : 1||2,902|
|Western New Mexico University Silver City, NM||35 : 1||3,193|
|Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM||24 : 1||1,119|
|San Juan College Farmington, NM||45 : 1||6,741|
|Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM||22 : 1||1,849|
|New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM||14 : 1||1,835|
|New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Alamogordo, NM||50 : 1||1,537|
|Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College Ruidoso, NM||112 : 1||673|
|Luna Community College Las Vegas, NM||42 : 1||1,043|
|Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Albuquerque, NM||22 : 1||443|