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2023 Design and Visual Communications Popularity

There are about 23,326 students enrolled in Design and Visual Communications in the USA.

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Design and visual communications is the 117th most popular degree in America, with 2,884 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #118 Clinical Nutrition Services, and narrowly lost to #116 Bible Studies.

The degree is offered at a total of 151 colleges across the nation, and is the 120th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 9% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that close to 4/7ths of colleges offering design and visual communications are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The far west produces the most design and visual communications graduates, largely led by California State University-Chico, while it’s the Big Twelve Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California State University-Chico and University of California-Davis.

All that being said, no individual school produces more design and visual communications graduates than Chattahoochee Valley Community College, which graduated 198 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study design and visual communications). More students studied design and visual communications as a percentage of total students at Cornish College of the Arts than any other college.

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