Design Schools
In Ithaca, New York

The city of Ithaca has only one school where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Ithaca, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Design
  • Masters degree in Design


Professional Trends

Ithaca Vs. New York Design Employment

Ithaca 80
New York 41,440

Of the 41,440 design professionals employed in New York, 80 work in Ithaca. As the number of design professionals in Ithaca has increased, overall employment in Ithaca has also increased.

Ithaca Vs. New York Design employment growth

42,940 43,300 45,910 43,450 41,440
No data 50 90 80 80
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New York
  • Dark Yellow: Ithaca

Design VS. All professions salaries in Ithaca

$20,490 $22,090 $31,200 $34,800 $35,725
$39,360 $40,690 $43,940 $44,720 $45,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Ithaca
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Ithaca

Salaries for design professionals in Ithaca have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $35,725 per year was earned by design professionals in Ithaca. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Ithaca was $20,490 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Ithaca is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Ithaca

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals make a median salary of $33,145 per year in Ithaca. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 102%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $25,520 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $51,540 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Ithaca

Web Design
Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Ithaca


There is only one accredited design school in the city. Many of Ithaca's design professionals are graduates of this school.

Design Programs Offered In Ithaca


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Ithaca's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Ithaca


Approximately 28 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Ithaca, New York

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