Design Schools
In Kansas City, Kansas

In Kansas City, there is only one design school where design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Kansas City, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design


Professional Trends

Kansas City Vs. Kansas Design Employment

Kansas City 3,240
Kansas 3,100

Exactly 3,240 of Kansas' 3,100 design professionals work in Kansas City. Between 2006 and 2010, in Kansas City, there has been a 1% growth in the number of design professionals. Overall employment in Kansas City has also increased.

Kansas City Vs. Kansas Design employment growth

3,850 3,490 3,660 3,380 3,100
3,220 3,220 3,580 3,510 3,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Kansas
  • Dark Yellow: Kansas City

Design VS. All professions salaries in Kansas City

$41,954 $44,640 $49,695 $50,365 $46,633
$39,400 $40,950 $42,340 $43,240 $44,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Kansas City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Kansas City

As the number of design professionals in Kansas City has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. In 2010 Kansas City design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $46,633. Design professionals in Kansas City made a yearly average salary of $41,954, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Kansas City.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Kansas City

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Kansas City design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $43,198. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,530 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 181% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Kansas City

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

On average design professional salaries in Kansas City are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Kansas City


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

Design Programs Offered In Kansas City


There is one degree and certificate program in design offered by Kansas City's design school.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Kansas City


In 2010 approximately 3 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Kansas City, Kansas

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