Design Schools
In Bridgeport, Connecticut

There are 2 design schools in Bridgeport for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Bridgeport, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Bridgeport Vs. Connecticut Design Employment

Bridgeport 1,530
Connecticut 4,990

Exactly 1,530 of the 4,890 design professionals employed in Connecticut, work in Bridgeport. Between 2006 and 2010, in Bridgeport, there has been a 27% decline in the number of design professionals. As the employment for design professionals in Bridgeport has decreased, overall employment in Bridgeport has also decreased.

Bridgeport Vs. Connecticut Design employment growth

4,830 5,150 6,050 5,350 4,890
2,090 2,220 2,180 2,050 1,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Connecticut
  • Dark Yellow: Bridgeport

Design VS. All professions salaries in Bridgeport

$56,089 $58,819 $59,980 $62,322 $60,060
$50,920 $53,050 $55,160 $57,340 $58,310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Bridgeport
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Bridgeport

As the number of design professionals in Bridgeport has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Bridgeport reportedly earned an average salary of $60,060 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Bridgeport was $56,089 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Bridgeport.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Bridgeport

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90th percentile

Bridgeport design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $53,421. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 213%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,239 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $97,917 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Bridgeport

Visual Communications
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Web Design
Graphic Design
Game Design

Design professional salaries in Bridgeport are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Bridgeport


There are 2 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Bridgeport's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Bridgeport


There are a total of 5 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Bridgeport's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Bridgeport


In 2010 approximately 37 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Bridgeport, Connecticut

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