Design Schools
In Denver, Colorado

Design faculty can choose to work at one of 9 design schools in Denver. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Denver, 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


Professional Trends

Denver Vs. Colorado Design Employment

Denver 3,870
Colorado 6,710

Exactly 3,870 of Colorado's 6,710 design professionals work in Denver. There has been a 12% growth in the number of design professionals in Denver between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of design professionals in Denver has increased, overall employment in Denver has also increased.

Denver Vs. Colorado Design employment growth

6,450 7,130 6,920 6,840 6,710
3,460 3,890 3,870 3,880 3,870
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Colorado
  • Dark Yellow: Denver

Design VS. All professions salaries in Denver

$46,813 $46,393 $49,444 $50,447 $49,873
$43,990 $45,610 $47,150 $48,560 $49,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Denver
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Denver

In Denver, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Denver reportedly earned an average salary of $49,873 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Denver was $46,813 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Denver.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Denver

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Denver earn a median salary of $45,677 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,491 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $80,610 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Denver

Web Design
Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Interior Design
Computer Animation
Industrial Design
Fashion Design
Game Design

Denver design professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Denver


There are 9 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Denver's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Denver


There are a total of 23 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Denver's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Denver


Approximately 304 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Denver, Colorado

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