Design Schools In California

There are 176 accredited design schools in California for faculty who teach design classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design training in California, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Academy of Art University

    79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105

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  2. ITT Technical Institute-Rancho Cordova

    10863 Gold Center Dr, Rancho Cordova, California 95670-6034

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  3. Allan Hancock College

    800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

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  4. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  5. Antelope Valley College

    3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, California 93536-5426

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  6. Art Center College of Design

    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103

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  7. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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  8. Bethesda Christian University

    730 N. Euclid St, Anaheim, California 92801

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  9. Brooks Institute

    1321 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, California 93108

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  10. Butte College

    3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399

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  11. Cabrillo College

    6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, California 95003

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  12. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  13. California College of the Arts

    5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1487

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  14. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, California 91768

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  15. California State University-Chico

    First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150

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  16. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  17. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

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  18. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

    21 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. University of California-Los Angeles

    405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. University of California-Santa Cruz

    1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064-1011

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. California Institute of the Arts

    24700 W McBean Pky, Valencia, California 91355-2397

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  24. Canada College

    4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, California 94061-1099

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  25. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

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  26. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  27. Cerro Coso Community College

    3000 College Hts Blvd, Ridgecrest, California 93555-9571

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  28. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545

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  29. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  30. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  31. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  32. Coastline Community College

    11460 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, California 92708-2597

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  33. Coleman University

    8888 Balboa Ave, San Diego, California 92123-1506

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  34. Columbia College in Sonora

    11600 Columbia College Dr, Sonora, California 95370

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  35. El Camino College-Compton Center

    1111 East Artesia Blvd., Compton, California 90221-5393

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  36. Cosumnes River College

    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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  37. Cuesta College

    Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

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  38. Cuyamaca College

    900 Rancho San Diego Pky, El Cajon, California 92019

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  39. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  40. De Anza College

    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, California 95014

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  41. Design Institute of San Diego

    8555 Commerce Ave, San Diego, California 92121

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  42. DeVry University-California

    901 Corporate Ctr Dr, Pomona, California 91768-2642

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  43. Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, California 94901-2298

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  44. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  45. San Diego Continuing Education

    4343 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, California 92113

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  46. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  47. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

    919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015-1421

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  48. Fashion Careers College

    1923 Morena Blvd, San Diego, California 92110-3555

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  49. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

    55 Stockton St, San Francisco, California 94108-5805

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  50. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  51. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  52. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

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  53. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  54. Gavilan College

    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020

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  55. Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA

    1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, California 91208-2894

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  56. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  57. Hartnell College

    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California 93901

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  58. Imperial Valley College

    380 E. Aten Road, Imperial, California 92251-0158

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  59. LA College International

    3200 Wilshire Blvd. #400, Los Angeles, California 90010-1308

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  60. Interior Designers Institute

    1061 Camelback Rd, Newport Beach, California 92660

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  61. Irvine Valley College

    5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, California 92618-0301

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  62. ITT Technical Institute-San Diego

    9680 Granite Ridge Dr, San Diego, California 92123

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  63. ITT Technical Institute-San Dimas

    650 W. Cienega Ave., San Dimas, California 91773

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  64. ITT Technical Institute-Orange

    4000 W. Metropolitian Dr., Suite 100, Orange, California 92868

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  65. Reedley College

    995 N Reed Ave, Reedley, California 93654

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  66. The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108-4423

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  67. Lake Tahoe Community College

    One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

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  68. Laney College

    900 Fallon St, Oakland, California 94607

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  69. Lassen Community College

    Hwy 139, Susanville, California 96130

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  70. La Sierra University

    4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92515-8247

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  71. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  72. Los Angeles Pierce College

    6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91371-0002

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  73. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181

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  74. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  75. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  76. Los Angeles Mission College

    13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, California 91342-3245

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  77. Los Medanos College

    2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California 94565

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  78. The Art Institute of California-San Francisco

    1170 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102-4908

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  79. Kaplan College-Sacramento Campus

    4330 Watt Ave., Suite 400, Sacramento, California 95821

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  80. College of Marin

    835 College Ave, Kentfield, California 94904-2590

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  81. Mendocino College

    1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, California 95482

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  82. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

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  83. MiraCosta College

    One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899

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  84. Mission College

    3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054-1897

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  85. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  86. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  87. Moorpark College

    7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, California 93021-1695

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  88. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  89. Mount St. Mary's College

    12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, California 90049-1599

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  90. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

    1499 N. State S., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399

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  91. Napa Valley College

    2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa, California 94558-6236

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  92. Newschool of Architecture and Design

    1249 F St, San Diego, California 92101

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  93. Notre Dame de Namur University

    1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908

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  94. Ohlone Community College

    43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California 94539-0390

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  95. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  96. Otis College of Art and Design

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045-3505

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  97. Oxnard College

    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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  98. Pacific Union College

    One Angwin Ave, Angwin, California 94508-9707

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  99. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  100. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  101. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  102. Pitzer College

    1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-6101

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  103. Platt College-San Diego

    6250 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115-3919

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  104. Point Loma Nazarene University

    3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899

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  105. Porterville College

    100 E College Ave, Porterville, California 93257

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  106. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  107. College of the Redwoods

    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, California 95501-9300

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  108. Rio Hondo College

    3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601-1616

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  109. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  110. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  111. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  112. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

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  113. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  114. San Diego Miramar College

    10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, California 92126-2999

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  115. San Francisco Art Institute

    800 Chestnut St, San Francisco, California 94133-2299

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  116. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  117. University of San Francisco

    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  118. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  119. San Jose City College

    2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, California 95128-2798

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  120. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  121. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784

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  122. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  123. Santa Monica College

    1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628

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  124. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  125. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214

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  126. Sierra College

    5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

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  127. Skyline College in San Bruno

    3300 College Dr, San Bruno, California 94066-1698

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  128. San Bernardino Valley College

    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798

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  129. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197

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  130. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  131. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  132. Ventura College

    4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, California 93003-3872

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  133. Berkeley City College

    2050 Center St, Berkeley, California 94704

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  134. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  135. Woodbury University

    7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, California 91510-7846

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  136. Yuba College

    2088 N Beale Rd, Marysville, California 95901

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  137. Stanford University

    Stanford, California 94305

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  138. ITT Technical Institute-Sylmar

    12669 Encinitas Ave, Sylmar, California 91342-3664

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  139. Platt College-Los Angeles

    1000 South Fremont Avenue, A9w, Alhambra, California 91803

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  140. Las Positas College

    3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, California 94551-7650

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  141. Los Angeles ORT College

    6435 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90048

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  142. University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus

    3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100, San Diego, California 92123-4403

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  143. ITT Technical Institute-Torrance

    20050 S. Vermont Ave, Torrance, California 90502

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  144. ITT Technical Institute-San Bernardino

    670 E Carnegie Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408

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  145. Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus

    14519 W.Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, California 91411

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  146. Mt Sierra College

    101 E Huntington Dr, Monrovia, California 91016

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  147. Santiago Canyon College

    8045 E Chapman, Orange, California 92869-4512

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  148. University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus

    3590 N First St, San Jose, California 95134-1805

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  149. University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus

    3100 Bristol Street, Suite 500, Costa Mesa, California 92626-3099

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  150. The Art Institute of California-Hollywood

    5250 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601

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  151. ITT Technical Institute-Oxnard

    2051 Solar Dr Suite 150, Oxnard, California 93036

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  152. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education

    5200 Valentine Rd, Ventura, California 93003-0000

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  153. University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus

    2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, California 95833-4334

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  154. Institute of Technology Inc

    564 W Herndon, Clovis, California 93612

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  155. Virginia Sewing Machines and School Center

    1033 S Broadway St, Los Angeles, California 90015-4001

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  156. Platt College-Ontario

    3700 Inland Empire Boulevard, Ontario, California 91764

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  157. The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles

    2900 31st St, Santa Monica, California 90405-3035

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  158. Los Angeles Film School

    6363 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, California 90028-7318

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  159. ITT Technical Institute-Lathrop

    16916 S. Harlan Rd, Lathrop, California 95330

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  160. ICDC College

    5422 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90027

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  161. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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  162. Folsom Lake College

    10 College Parkway, Folsom, California 95630

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  163. University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus

    45 Riverpark Pl W Ste 300, Fresno, California 93720-1562

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  164. ITT Technical Institute-Clovis

    362 North Clovis Ave, Clovis, California 93612

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  165. The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire

    674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408-2800

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  166. The Art Institute of California-Sacramento

    2850 Gateway Oaks Dr-Ste 100, Sacramento, California 95833

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  167. International Academy of Design and Technology in Sacramento

    2450 Del Paso Road-St 250, Sacramento, California 95834

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  168. Career College Consultants

    5015 Eagle Rock Blvd Ste 302, Los Angeles, California 90041

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  169. The Art Institute of California_??_??_Sunnyvale

    1120 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, California 94086

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  170. Laurus College

    81 Higuera St Ste 110, San Luis Obispo, California 93401

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  171. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Concord

    1140 Galaxy Way Ste 400, Concord, California 94520

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  172. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_West Covina

    1530 W Cameron Ave, West Covina, California 91790

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Cities

  1. Design Schools in Los Angeles, CA13 Schools
  2. Design Schools in San Diego, CA13 Schools
  3. Design Schools in Sacramento, CA8 Schools
  4. Design Schools in San Francisco, CA7 Schools
  5. Design Schools in San Bernardino, CA3 Schools
  6. Design Schools in Riverside, CA3 Schools
  7. Design Schools in San Jose, CA3 Schools
  8. Design Schools in Torrance, CA3 Schools
  9. Design Schools in Fresno, CA3 Schools
  10. Design Schools in Orange, CA3 Schools
  11. Design Schools in Oxnard, CA2 Schools
  12. Design Schools in Santa Barbara, CA2 Schools
  13. Design Schools in Irvine, CA2 Schools
  14. Design Schools in Pomona, CA2 Schools
  15. Design Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA2 Schools
  16. Design Schools in Santa Monica, CA2 Schools
  17. Design Schools in Costa Mesa, CA2 Schools
  18. Design Schools in Stockton, CA2 Schools
  19. Design Schools in Clovis, CA2 Schools
  20. Design Schools in Santa Ana, CA2 Schools
  21. Design Schools in Long Beach, CA2 Schools
  22. Design Schools in Anaheim, CA2 Schools
  23. Design Schools in Pasadena, CA2 Schools
  24. Design Schools in Oakland, CA2 Schools
  25. Design Schools in Ventura, CA2 Schools
  26. Design Schools in Berkeley, CA2 Schools
  27. Design Schools in San Bruno, CA1 Schools
  28. Design Schools in San Rafael, CA1 Schools
  29. Design Schools in Davis, CA1 Schools
  30. Design Schools in Hollywood, CA1 Schools
  31. Design Schools in Imperial, CA1 Schools
  32. Design Schools in Sunnyvale, CA1 Schools
  33. Design Schools in Aptos, CA1 Schools
  34. Design Schools in Folsom, CA1 Schools
  35. Design Schools in Claremont, CA1 Schools
  36. Design Schools in Cupertino, CA1 Schools
  37. Design Schools in Rancho Cordova, CA1 Schools
  38. Design Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  39. Design Schools in Porterville, CA1 Schools
  40. Design Schools in Gilroy, CA1 Schools
  41. Design Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools
  42. Design Schools in Monterey Park, CA1 Schools
  43. Design Schools in San Jacinto, CA1 Schools
  44. Design Schools in Visalia, CA1 Schools
  45. Design Schools in Stanford, CA1 Schools
  46. Design Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  47. Design Schools in Marysville, CA1 Schools
  48. Design Schools in Ontario, CA1 Schools
  49. Design Schools in Bakersfield, CA1 Schools
  50. Design Schools in San Mateo, CA1 Schools
  51. Design Schools in Santa Cruz, CA1 Schools
  52. Design Schools in Chico, CA1 Schools
  53. Design Schools in Compton, CA1 Schools
  54. Design Schools in Huntington Beach, CA1 Schools
  55. Design Schools in Angwin, CA1 Schools
  56. Design Schools in Saratoga, CA1 Schools
  57. Design Schools in Oroville, CA1 Schools
  58. Design Schools in San Dimas, CA1 Schools
  59. Design Schools in Santa Maria, CA1 Schools
  60. Design Schools in Lancaster, CA1 Schools
  61. Design Schools in Concord, CA1 Schools
  62. Design Schools in Susanville, CA1 Schools
  63. Design Schools in Upland, CA1 Schools
  64. Design Schools in Newport Beach, CA1 Schools
  65. Design Schools in Ridgecrest, CA1 Schools
  66. Design Schools in Fairfield, CA1 Schools
  67. Design Schools in South Lake Tahoe, CA1 Schools
  68. Design Schools in Whittier, CA1 Schools
  69. Design Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  70. Design Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  71. Design Schools in Fremont, CA1 Schools
  72. Design Schools in Lathrop, CA1 Schools
  73. Design Schools in Los Altos Hills, CA1 Schools
  74. Design Schools in Cypress, CA1 Schools
  75. Design Schools in West Covina, CA1 Schools
  76. Design Schools in Hayward, CA1 Schools
  77. Design Schools in Merced, CA1 Schools
  78. Design Schools in Norwalk, CA1 Schools
  79. Design Schools in Alhambra, CA1 Schools
  80. Design Schools in Fountain Valley, CA1 Schools
  81. Design Schools in Reedley, CA1 Schools
  82. Design Schools in Livermore, CA1 Schools
  83. Design Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  84. Design Schools in Chula Vista, CA1 Schools
  85. Design Schools in Salinas, CA1 Schools
  86. Design Schools in Napa, CA1 Schools
  87. Design Schools in Sonora, CA1 Schools
  88. Design Schools in Monrovia, CA1 Schools
  89. Design Schools in El Cajon, CA1 Schools
  90. Design Schools in Fullerton, CA1 Schools
  91. Design Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools
  92. Design Schools in Pittsburg, CA1 Schools
  93. Design Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  94. Design Schools in Oceanside, CA1 Schools
  95. Design Schools in Belmont, CA1 Schools
  96. Design Schools in Ukiah, CA1 Schools
  97. Design Schools in Glendale, CA1 Schools
  98. Design Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  99. Design Schools in Redwood City, CA1 Schools
  100. Design Schools in Eureka, CA1 Schools
  101. Design Schools in Burbank, CA1 Schools
  102. Design Schools in Moorpark, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Design Employment

California 51,090
National 370,320

Of all of the design professionals that work in the US, approximately 14% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In California

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Design is a shrinking field in California. There were 4,190 less design professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in California, this field has shrunk by 8% in four years. This decline is slower 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 California

$59,638 $62,615 $63,258 $63,462 $62,608
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to design professionals are growing in California. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $59,638 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $62,608 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in California

10th percentile
$31,088
25th percentile
$40,515
50th percentile
$56,356
75th percentile
$76,815
90th percentile
$81,010

This represents a growth in salaries of 5%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 161% 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 California.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in California

Computer Animation
$74,560
Design
$62,608
Drafting
$55,635
Fashion Design
$72,500
Game Design
$87,580
Graphic Design
$57,240
Industrial Design
$65,940
Interior Design
$56,240
Visual Communications
$64,352
Web Design
$57,240

In California, design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
229
bachelor
120
master
17
doctor
2
Certificate
254
Total622

The number of students graduating from the 176 accredited design schools in California is increasing. In 2006, 5,873 students graduated from design courses in California. And in 2010, 6,467 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in California by 10%. A majority of these graduates, or 41%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in California

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