Minneapolis College of Art and Design Rankings by Salary Score

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Minneapolis College of Art and Design's Top Ranking

Minneapolis College of Art and Design is ranked on 1 list of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at MCAD

We calculated a salary score for each of MCAD's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at MCAD to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for MCAD Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Design and Applied Arts 15 97% 97% $27,000 $27,000 15
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 1 100% 100% Not Reported $20,140 1
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 44 83% 83% Not Reported $25,770 44
Fine and Studio Arts 34 100% 100% $27,000 $24,040 34
Graphic Communications 18 94% 94% $27,000 $21,660 18

Salary Scores for MCAD Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Design and Applied Arts 55 100% 100% Not Reported $55,510 55
Fine and Studio Arts 30 97% 97% $41,000 $26,740 30

Most Recent Reviews

Essma Imady 7/21/2015

review possible mentors before deciding, the quality of your mentor will determine how your MFA goes, as this program relies heavily on that relationship.

Carissa 8/5/2014

MCAD's filmmaking program is hard to review because, with technology, it changes year after year. The education is continually changing to be tailored towards the advances in film that happen every day. Throughout my 4 years I was educated in 16mm filmmaking, traditional "Hollywood style" that focused mainly on commercial production, and I even saw the transition back to teaching independent, freelance filmmaking as an art form more than a commercial career. MCAD's media department and instructors do an amazing... Read More