Design Schools
In Cedar Rapids, Iowa

There are 2 design schools in Cedar Rapids for faculty to choose from. The trends in Cedar Rapids' design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Cedar Rapids Vs. Iowa Design Employment

Cedar Rapids 350
Iowa 3,790

Exactly 350 of Iowa's 3,790 design professionals work in Cedar Rapids. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Cedar Rapids has shrunk by 17%. As the employment for design professionals in Cedar Rapids has decreased, overall employment in Cedar Rapids has also decreased.

Cedar Rapids Vs. Iowa Design employment growth

3,770 3,990 3,940 3,720 3,790
420 520 410 340 350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Cedar Rapids

Design VS. All professions salaries in Cedar Rapids

$29,393 $30,643 $33,337 $33,910 $40,195
$36,200 $38,630 $40,100 $41,070 $41,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Cedar Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Cedar Rapids

In Cedar Rapids, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 Cedar Rapids design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $40,195. The average salary for design professionals in Cedar Rapids was $29,393 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Cedar Rapids is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Cedar Rapids

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Design professionals make a median salary of $38,210 per year in Cedar Rapids. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,425 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $57,960 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Cedar Rapids

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Cedar Rapids


Many of Cedar Rapids' design professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Cedar Rapids


Cedar Rapids' design schools offer 3 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Cedar Rapids


In 2010 approximately 27 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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