Design Schools
In Indianapolis, Indiana

The city of Indianapolis has 9 schools where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Indianapolis, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Indianapolis Vs. Indiana Design Employment

Indianapolis 2,820
Indiana 7,080

Exactly 2,820 of Indiana's 7,080 design professionals work in Indianapolis. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Indianapolis has grown by 8%. As the employment for design professionals in Indianapolis has increased, overall employment in Indianapolis has also increased.

Indianapolis Vs. Indiana Design employment growth

7,850 7,800 7,960 7,320 7,080
2,620 2,830 3,160 2,790 2,820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Indiana
  • Dark Yellow: Indianapolis

Design VS. All professions salaries in Indianapolis

$44,116 $44,427 $45,344 $44,440 $44,223
$38,250 $39,840 $41,420 $41,900 $42,710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Indianapolis
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Indianapolis

Salaries for design professionals in Indianapolis have increased. Indianapolis design professionals made $44,223 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Indianapolis was $44,116 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Indianapolis is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Indianapolis

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Design professionals in Indianapolis earn a median salary of $41,238 per year. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $25,873 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $67,507 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Indianapolis

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Indianapolis


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

Design Programs Offered In Indianapolis


There are a total of 16 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Indianapolis' design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Indianapolis


In 2010 approximately 181 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Indianapolis, Indiana

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