Design Schools In Georgia

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 37 accredited design schools in Georgia. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the state of Georgia, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Albany Technical College

    1704 South Slappey Boulevard, Albany, Georgia 31701

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  2. The Art Institute of Atlanta

    6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., 100 Embassy Row, Atlanta, Georgia 30328-1635

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  3. Atlanta Technical College

    1560 Metropolitan Pky SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310-4446

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  4. Clark Atlanta University

    223 James P Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314-4391

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  5. Bauder College

    384 Northyards Blvd., Suite 190, Atlanta, Georgia 30313

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  6. Brenau University

    500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, Georgia 30501-3668

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  7. Columbus Technical College

    928 Manchester Expy, Columbus, Georgia 31904-6572

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  8. Georgia Northwestern Technical College

    One Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome, Georgia 30161

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  9. DeVry University-Georgia

    1 West Court Square, Decatur, Georgia 30030-2556

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  10. Fort Valley State University

    1005 State University Dr, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030-4313

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  11. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

    225 North Ave, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0530

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  12. Georgia Southern University

    Hwy 301 South, Statesboro, Georgia 30460

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  13. Southern Crescent Technical College

    501 Varsity Rd, Griffin, Georgia 30223-2042

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  14. Gwinnett Technical College

    5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043-5702

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  15. Lanier Technical College

    2990 Landrum Education Dr, Oakwood, Georgia 30566

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  16. Central Georgia Technical College

    3300 Macon Tech Dr, Macon, Georgia 31206

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  17. Chattahoochee Technical College

    980 S Cobb Drive Dr SE, Marietta, Georgia 30060-3300

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  18. Moultrie Technical College

    800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, Georgia 31788

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  19. North Georgia College & State University

    82 College Circle, Dahlonega, Georgia 30597-1001

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  20. North Georgia Technical College

    1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523

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  21. Portfolio Center

    125 Bennett St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

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  22. Reinhardt University

    7300 Reinhardt Circle, Waleska, Georgia 30183-2981

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  23. Savannah College of Art and Design

    342 Bull St, Savannah, Georgia 31402-3146

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  24. The Creative Circus

    812 Lambert Dr, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

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  25. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

    4089 Val Tech Rd, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

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  26. Valdosta State University

    1500 N Patterson, Valdosta, Georgia 31698

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  27. Athens Technical College

    800 US Hwy 29 N, Athens, Georgia 30601-1500

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  28. Southeastern Technical College

    3001 E First St, Vidalia, Georgia 30474

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  29. American InterContinental University in Atlanta

    6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 500 Embassy Row, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

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  30. University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus

    8200 Roberts Dr, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350-4147

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  31. ITT Technical Institute-Duluth

    10700 Abbotts Bridge Rd-Ste 190, Duluth, Georgia 30097

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  32. ITT Technical Institute-Kennesaw

    2065 ITT Tech Way N.W., Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

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  33. University of Phoenix-Savannah Campus

    8001 Chatham Center Dr Ste 200, Savannah, Georgia 31405-7400

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  34. ITT Technical Institute-Atlanta

    485 Oak Place, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30349

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  35. University of Phoenix-Augusta Campus

    3152 Perimeter Pkwy, Augusta, Georgia 30909-4583

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Georgia Vs. National Design Employment

Georgia 9,140
National 370,320

Approximately 2% of the country's design professionals work in Georgia state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Georgia

9,960 10,190 10,120 9,890 9,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of design professionals is shrinking in Georgia. 820 less design professionals were working in Georgia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Georgia, this field has shrunk by 8% in four years. This decline is slower than the change in the number of design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Georgia

$45,160 $47,389 $49,728 $51,690 $52,966
$42,452 $44,373 $45,309 $46,939 $48,171
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by design professionals is increasing in Georgia. Design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $45,160 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,966 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Georgia

10th percentile
$27,584
25th percentile
$35,725
50th percentile
$49,219
75th percentile
$67,551
90th percentile
$83,932

This represents a growth in salaries of 15%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Georgia state, within the field of design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid design professionals earn 204% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Georgia

Computer Animation
$54,070
Design
$52,966
Drafting
$47,865
Fashion Design
$62,260
Game Design
$73,072
Graphic Design
$48,760
Industrial Design
$58,440
Interior Design
$51,200
Visual Communications
$44,072
Web Design
$48,760

In Georgia, design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
31
bachelor
35
master
11
doctor
0
Certificate
38
Total115

As the number of design professionals is decreasing in Georgia state, the number of students graduating from the 37 accredited design schools in Georgia state is increasing. In 2006, 1,480 students graduated from design courses in Georgia. And in 2010, 1,769 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Georgia by 20%. Most of these graduates, or 33%, earned a undergraduate certificate in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Georgia

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