Minneapolis College of Art and Design Rankings Based on Salary

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design ranks better than only 18% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design ranks better than only 35% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Minneapolis College of Art and Design's Top Ranking

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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for MCAD Bachelor's Degrees

MCAD ranks higher than 18% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Design and Applied Arts 15% $27,000 $26,997 15%
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 1% Not Reported $20,140 1%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 44% Not Reported $25,774 44%
Fine and Studio Arts 34% $27,000 $24,035 34%
Graphic Communications 18% $27,000 $21,660 18%

Salary Scores for MCAD Master's Degrees

MCAD ranks higher than 36% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Design and Applied Arts 55% Not Reported $55,512 55%
Fine and Studio Arts 30% $41,000 $26,739 30%

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Reviews

Most Recent Review

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