Design Schools In Arizona

Arizona has 33 accredited design schools where design faculty who teach design classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design training in Arizona, which includes design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design
  • Masters degree in Design


Schools

  1. Collins College

    4750 S 44th Place, Phoenix, Arizona 85040

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  2. Arizona State University

    Tempe, Arizona 85287

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  3. The Art Center Design College-Tucson

    2525 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85716

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  4. DeVry University-Arizona

    2149 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85021-2995

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  5. Eastern Arizona College

    615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, Arizona 85552-0769

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  6. Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ

    6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85302

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  7. Anthem College-Phoenix

    1515 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85014

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  8. GateWay Community College in Phoenix

    108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

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  9. Mesa Community College

    1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85202

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  10. ITT Technical Institute-Tucson

    1455 W. River Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85704-5829

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  11. ITT Technical Institute-Tempe

    5005 S. Wendler Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85282

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  12. Mohave Community College

    1971 Jagerson Ave, Kingman, Arizona 86409-1238

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  13. Northern Arizona University

    Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132

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  14. Northland Pioneer College

    2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, Arizona 86025-0610

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  15. Phoenix College

    1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85013

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  16. University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus

    4635 E Elwood St, Phoenix, Arizona 85040-1958

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  17. Pima Community College

    401 North Bonita Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85709-5000

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  18. Prescott College

    220 Grove Ave, Prescott, Arizona 86301

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  19. Rio Salado College

    2323 W 14th St, Tempe, Arizona 85281

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  20. Scottsdale Community College

    9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256

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  21. South Mountain Community College

    7050 S 24th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85040

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  22. Yavapai College

    1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, Arizona 86301

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  23. University of Advancing Technology

    2625 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, Arizona 85283

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  24. Paradise Valley Community College

    18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85032

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  25. Chandler/Gilbert Community College

    2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499

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  26. University of Phoenix-Online Campus

    3157 E. Elwood Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034-7209

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  27. Estrella Mountain Community College

    3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, Arizona 85323-1000

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  28. American Institute of Interior Design

    13014 N. Saguaro Blvd., Suite 206, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268

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  29. University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus

    300 S. Craycroft Road, Tucson, Arizona 85711-4574

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  30. The Art Institute of Phoenix

    2233 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85021-2859

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  31. East Valley Institute of Technology

    1601 W Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201

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  32. The Art Institute of Tucson

    5099 E. Grant Rd. #100, Tucson, Arizona 85712

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  33. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Phoenix

    10220 North 25th Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix, Arizona 85021

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Arizona Vs. National Design Employment

Arizona 5,500
National 370,320

Of all of the design professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Arizona.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Arizona

7,260 7,700 6,660 5,950 5,500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arizona, design is a shrinking field. 1,760 less design professionals were working in Arizona in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Arizona, this field has shrunk by 24% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Arizona

$42,060 $44,836 $46,211 $37,753 $48,397
$42,177 $43,423 $45,140 $46,513 $48,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Arizona, as the number of design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by design professionals are increasing. Design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $42,060 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $48,397 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Arizona

10th percentile
$27,614
25th percentile
$36,150
50th percentile
$46,301
75th percentile
$57,941
90th percentile
$72,831

Thus, there was a 13% growth in design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 164% pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of design in Arizona.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Arizona

Computer Animation
$56,690
Design
$48,397
Drafting
$50,658
Game Design
$66,800
Graphic Design
$43,480
Industrial Design
$60,310
Interior Design
$51,270
Visual Communications
$42,422
Web Design
$43,480

Design professionals in Arizona earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
36
bachelor
25
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
41
Total104

As the number of design professionals is decreasing in Arizona state, the number of students graduating from the 33 accredited design schools in Arizona state is increasing. In 2006, 1,005 students graduated from design courses in Arizona. And in 2010, 2,089 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Arizona by 108%. 39% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Arizona

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