Art Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 24 accredited art schools where art faculty who teach art classes can find employment. The trends in Washington State's art academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in art includes art training at the following levels:

  • Art Certificate
  • Associates degree in Art
  • Bachelors degree in Art
  • Masters degree in Art
  • PhD degree in Art


Schools

  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

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  2. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  3. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  4. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

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  5. Cornish College of the Arts

    1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, Washington 98121

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  6. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  7. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  8. Heritage University

    3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, Washington 98948

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  9. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  10. Perry Technical Institute

    2011 W Washington Ave., Yakima, Washington 98903-1296

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  11. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  12. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  13. Seattle Community College-Central Campus

    1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

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  14. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  15. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  16. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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  17. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  18. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  19. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  20. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  21. Whitman College

    345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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  22. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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  23. University of Washington-Bothell Campus

    18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, Washington 98011-8246

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  24. International Academy of Design and Technology in Seattle

    645 Andover Park West, Seattle, Washington 98188-0000

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Art Employment

Washington State 3,230
National 78,930

Approximately 5% of the country's art professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Art professionals In Washington State

2,080 1,980 1,960 2,000 2,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Art is a growing field in Washington State. 440 more art professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has grown by 21% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for art professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of art professionals working around the nation.

Art VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$44,805 $48,813 $48,672 $48,748 $46,722
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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As the number of art professionals is growing, the salaries paid to art professionals are increasing in Washington State. The mean salary for art professionals in 2006 was $44,805 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,722 per year.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$28,568
25th percentile
$33,458
50th percentile
$42,782
75th percentile
$56,515
90th percentile
$72,532

This represents a 4% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 154% pay differential between the highest paid art professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of art in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in Washington State

Animation
$53,620
Art
$55,388
Design
$56,206
Drafting
$58,465
Film
$40,942
Graphic Design
$50,080
Visual Communications
$49,140
Web Design
$50,080

In Washington State, art professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Art programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
15
bachelor
51
master
6
doctor
1
Certificate
3
Total76

The number of students graduating from the 24 accredited art schools in Washington State is decreasing. In 2006, 1,066 students graduated from art courses in Washington State. And in 2010, 960 students graduated.

This represents a 10% decrease in the number of art degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. 67% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in art.

Art Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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