Design Schools
In East Lansing, Michigan

There is only one design school in East Lansing 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 East Lansing, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Design
  • Masters degree in Design


Professional Trends

East Lansing Vs. Michigan Design Employment

East Lansing 190
Michigan 11,970

Exactly 190 of Michigan's 11,970 design professionals work in East Lansing. Between 2006 and 2010, in East Lansing, there has been a 39% decline in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in East Lansing has decreased, overall employment in East Lansing has increased.

East Lansing Vs. Michigan Design employment growth

17,220 17,930 15,000 13,330 11,970
310 470 210 280 190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: East Lansing

Design VS. All professions salaries in East Lansing

$35,203 $37,048 $43,583 $53,732 $48,067
$40,730 $41,780 $42,660 $42,790 $43,680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in East Lansing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in East Lansing

Salaries for design professionals in East Lansing have increased. In 2010 East Lansing design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $48,067. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in East Lansing made an average salary of $35,203 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in East Lansing is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in East Lansing

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Design professionals in East Lansing make a median yearly salary of $47,530. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,277 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 101% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in East Lansing

Visual Communications
Web Design
Graphic Design
Game Design
Industrial Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in East Lansing


Many of East Lansing's design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In East Lansing


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in design offered by East Lansing's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In East Lansing


Approximately 87 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in East Lansing, Michigan

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