Design Schools
In Lansing, Michigan

Design faculty can choose to work at only one design school in Lansing. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Lansing, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design


Professional Trends

Lansing Vs. Michigan Design Employment

Lansing 190
Michigan 11,970

Of the 11,970 design professionals employed in Michigan, 190 work in Lansing. There has been a 39% decline in the number of design professionals in Lansing between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Lansing has decreased, overall employment in Lansing has increased.

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: Lansing

Design VS. All professions salaries in 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 Lansing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Lansing

As the number of design professionals in Lansing has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 Lansing design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $48,067. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Lansing was $35,203 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Lansing.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Lansing

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Design professionals in Lansing make a median yearly salary of $47,530. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 101%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $32,277 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $64,880 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Lansing

Visual Communications
Web Design
Graphic Design
Game Design
Industrial Design

On average design professionals in Lansing earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Lansing.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Lansing


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

Design Programs Offered In Lansing


There are a total of 10 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Lansing's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Lansing


In 2010 approximately 41 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Lansing, Michigan

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