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2023 Design and Visual Communications Students

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

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College can be an exceedingly momentous adventure in one's life; it is an opportunity for individual growth and development. Scholars begin to discover their values and learn the necessary skills to be a halcyon member of society. But growth is deeper than what one learns in a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the funny story learned from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different way of thinking. As such, a diverse campus tremendously enriches what one gains from the time in school.

Design and Visual Communications is a slightly more racially diverse focus than average*. 56% of the nation's Design and Visual Communications majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(15%), latino students (13%), and asian students (11%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Otis College of Art and Design&nbspin Los Angeles, CA.

Additionally, Design and Visual Communications significatly skews female, with a bit greater than two thirds of students majoring in Design and Visual Communications identifying as women. Millersville University of Pennsylvania in Millersville, PA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another critical type of diversity is economic diversity. Design and Visual Communications ranks in the top 18% of programs for income diversity. 28% of its students come from homes making more than $110,000 a year, 17% are from homes who earn between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 24% grew up in households earning less than $30,000 a year. Drury University is the most socioeconomically diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Design and Visual Communications. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the West Coast Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 11%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 13%

  • White: 56%

  • Other: 15%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 33%

  • Female: 67%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 68%

  • Out of State: 26%

  • International: 6%

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