Design Schools
In Colorado Springs, Colorado

In Colorado Springs, there are 3 design schools where design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Colorado Springs, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Professional Trends

Colorado Springs Vs. Colorado Design Employment

Colorado Springs 590
Colorado 6,710

Of the 6,710 design professionals employed in Colorado, 590 work in Colorado Springs. Between 2006 and 2010, in Colorado Springs, there has been a 18% growth in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in Colorado Springs has increased, overall employment in Colorado Springs has decreased.

Colorado Springs Vs. Colorado Design employment growth

6,450 7,130 6,920 6,840 6,710
500 760 660 710 590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Colorado
  • Dark Yellow: Colorado Springs

Design VS. All professions salaries in Colorado Springs

$39,672 $40,760 $43,335 $36,390 $36,850
$39,190 $40,960 $42,210 $43,790 $44,630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Colorado Springs
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Colorado Springs

Salaries for design professionals in Colorado Springs have decreased. In 2010 design professionals in Colorado Springs reportedly earned an average salary of $36,850 per year. The average salary for design professionals in Colorado Springs was $39,672 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Colorado Springs.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Colorado Springs

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25th percentile
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Design professionals make a median salary of $35,110 per year in Colorado Springs. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $21,463 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 169% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Colorado Springs

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Interior Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Colorado Springs


Many of Colorado Springs' design professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Colorado Springs


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Colorado Springs' design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Colorado Springs


In 2010 approximately 21 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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