Money Magazine ranks MIAD among top 10 art and design colleges nationwide
MILWAUKEE … September 5, 2019 – Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money in 2019” ranks the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design among the top 10 art and design colleges in the country.
- MIAD is among the top 20% of degree-granting colleges and universities nationwide
- MIAD is the top art and design college in the country for helping low-income students attain upper-middle-class jobs.
“As our college has grown in the past four years, we are again honored to be recognized on a national level,” said MIAD President Jeff Morin. “This ranking recognizes not only the excellence of our bachelor’s degree program, but also acknowledges our commitment to making an art and design education accessible and to supporting students to excel academically. The professional experiences MIAD provides students throughout the curriculum transform students’ lives and prepare them for successful careers.”
Money Magazine’s rankings reveal that a MIAD education contributes to the upward mobility of low-income students. MIAD has one of the lowest average prices for low-income students among independent art and design colleges, and MIAD graduates earn average salaries of $43,200 within three years of graduation. In addition, 38% of MIAD students with low-income backgrounds are employed in upper-middle-class jobs by their mid 30s.
Among other independent art and design colleges, MIAD ranks ninth. MIAD’s overall rank by Money is 720.
To qualify for the rankings, each college must have a minimum enrollment of 500 students, graduation rates at or above the median for its institutional category and not be in financial distress. Money then ranked colleges based on 26 factors, including educational quality, affordability and outcomes.
- Educational quality considers each college’s six-year graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio, financial stability and how many Pell Grant recipients graduate.
- Affordability is calculated using each college’s net price of a degree, estimated average student debt upon graduation, student loan repayment and default risk of graduates and affordability for low-income students.
- Outcomes consider graduates’ earnings, earnings adjusted by majors, employment rates, job impact and the socioeconomic mobility index, among other factors.
MIAD offers an accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in five majors – Communication Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Design and New Studio Practice: Fine Arts – and has 18 academic minors, including Arts Management, Furniture Design and Digital Media Production. Graduates work at companies and organizations such as Kohl’s, Fiskars, GE Healthcare, Google, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee Tool, Trek and more.
In the 50th anniversary year at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the college presents “Growing Resistance: Untold Stories of Milwaukee’s Community Guardians,” an exhibition in the Brooks Stevens Gallery running January 8 – March 2, 2024. Related programs include zine making, a book club, student-guided tours and a story circle with community partners.
Eye-opening and awe-inspiring: this is how Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) describes learning to work with liquid metal. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum recently completed the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Dale Shidler, Professor of Communication Design, received the January 2024 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Dale’s nominations highlighted his embodiment of MIAD’s Core Values, especially Integrity, Kindness and Community.
Four Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) community members will contribute to the first floor of the new ThriveOn King community hub on North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. They make up part of the 20 Milwaukee artists who will convey the history and heritage of Bronzeville in this collaborative space.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Board of Trustees welcomed two new members at their January 2024 meeting. Dr. Daniel A. Schroeder, co-founder and president/CEO of Organization Development Consultants, Inc. (ODC), and Noah Stone, reference librarian and circulation assistant at North Shore Public Library, joined MIAD’s Board.