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Employment & Salary Statistics

Design Career Services collects information from graduates regarding their professional plans following graduation. We report based on professional status six months following graduation. Highlights from 2016-2017:

  • 94% of College of Design bachelor’s degree recipients were employed or continuing their education. Of the employed graduates, 91% had accepted full-time professional positions and 2% had accepted internships or contract positions in their field.
  • 97% of College of Design master’s degree recipients were employed or continuing their education. Of the employed graduates, 92% had accepted full-time professional positions and 6% had accepted internships or contract position in their field.
  • College of Design graduates have gone to work in 43 U.S. states and 11 countries in the past five years.

Post-graduation outcomes by major: 

2016-2017 bachelor’s degrees
2015-2016 bachelor’s degrees
2014-2015 bachelor’s degrees
2013-2014 bachelor’s degrees

2016-2017 master’s degrees
2015-2016 master’s degrees
2014-2015 master’s degrees
2013-2014 master’s degrees

2016-2017 starting salaries
2015-2016 starting salaries
2014-2015 starting salaries
2013-2014 starting salaries

Employers of graduates from the past five reports: 

Architecture
Art and Visual Culture 
Community and Regional Planning
Interdisciplinary Design
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design 
Landscape Architecture