How much money do Minneapolis College of Art and Design graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $30,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $41,500 on average.
In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for MCAD graduates.
The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Film/Video and Photographic Arts with a median starting salary of $23,500 followed by Design and Applied Arts paying $22,800 and Fine and Studio Arts graduates who have a median starting income of $20,900 .
Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $25,000 .
Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Minneapolis College of Art and Design graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.
|Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree)||$25,000|
|Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree)||$23,500|
|Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree)||$22,800|
|Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree)||$20,900|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174127 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Minneapolis College of Art and Design.