Millersville University’s art & design graduates earn good money. That’s according to PayScale, Inc. The company has Millersville’s art & design department tied at No. 15 for the best schools for art & design majors on PayScale, Inc.’s 2013-2014 College Salary Report. It was ranked above other institutes such as Tufts University, School of Visual Arts (SVA) of New York City and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

“I was not surprised when I heard the news,” said Brant Schuller, chairman of Millersville’s art & design department. “When presenting our program to potential students, I often use the boxing term pound-for-pound and state we are a top contender in the field when comparing Millersville’s tuition and program quality to that of other institutions.”

PayScale, Inc., or, is an online salary, benefits and compensation company that was developed to help people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation. According to, Millersville’s art & design majors make an average starting salary of $31,900 following graduation and have a median mid-career salary of $74,000. In addition, out of 1,151 schools, Millersville was ranked No. 477 on PayScale’s Overall College Return on Investment (ROI) Ranking list, with an average annual ROI of 7.4 percent.

“I think the one thing that sets Millersville’s art & design department apart is the tenured track faculty teaching over 95 percent of the courses in the department,” said Schuller. “This faculty is fully invested in the success of the individual students. Additionally, the focus on general education at Millersville to provide strong liberal arts foundation is not found at your typical art school. This breadth of experience certainly benefits our graduates and allows them opportunities they may have missed elsewhere.”

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