Design Schools In Alaska

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited design schools in Alaska. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Alaska, and the future trends in design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology

    809 Second Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664-0889

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Design Employment

Alaska 320
National 370,320

Approximately 0% of the country's design professionals work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Alaska

430 460 420 320 320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of design professionals is shrinking in Alaska. There were 110 less design professionals working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 26% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for design professionals which shows a 8% decrease in the number of design professionals working around the nation.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$36,967 $44,670 $44,868 $45,662 $41,643
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alaska, as the number of design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by design professionals are increasing. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $36,967 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $41,643 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Alaska

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This represents a 11% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid design professionals earning 110% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Alaska state.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Alaska

Computer Animation
Game Design
Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

In Alaska, design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


As the number of design professionals is decreasing in Alaska state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited design schools in Alaska state is decreasing. In 2006, 4 students graduated from design courses in Alaska. And in 2010, 4 students graduated.

This represents a 0% decrease in the number of design degree or certificate school graduates in Alaska state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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