Design Schools In Massachusetts

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 52 accredited design schools in Massachusetts. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the state of Massachusetts, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  2. Assumption College

    500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296

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  3. Atlantic Union College

    338 Main St, South Lancaster, Massachusetts 01561-1000

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  4. Bay Path College

    588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

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  5. Becker College

    61 Sever St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2165

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  6. Boston Architectural College

    320 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-2703

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  7. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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  8. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  9. Bristol Community College

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395

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  10. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  11. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  12. Curry College

    1071 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, Massachusetts 02186-2395

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  13. Emmanuel College in Boston

    400 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  14. Endicott College

    376 Hale Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

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  15. Fisher College

    118 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  16. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

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  17. Greenfield Community College

    One College Dr, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739

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  18. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

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  19. Holyoke Community College

    303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

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  20. Gibbs College-Boston

    126 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  21. Lasell College

    1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466

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  22. Lesley University

    29 Everett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790

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  23. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

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  24. Massachusetts Bay Community College

    50 Oakland St, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481-5399

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  25. Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    621 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5882

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  26. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  27. Middlesex Community College in Bedford

    Springs Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124

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  28. Montserrat College of Art

    23 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915-4508

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  29. Mount Ida College

    777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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  30. Mount Wachusett Community College

    444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000

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  31. Newbury College-Brookline

    129 Fisher Ave, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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  32. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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  33. The New England Institute of Art

    10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445-7295

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  34. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

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  35. Northern Essex Community College

    100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399

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  36. Quinsigamond Community College

    670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606-2092

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  37. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  38. Springfield College

    263 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

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  39. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

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  40. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

    285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300

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  41. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  42. Wentworth Institute of Technology

    550 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  43. ITT Technical Institute in Norwood, MA

    333 Providence Highway, Rte 1, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062-3932

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  44. Mildred Elley

    505 East Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-5300

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  45. Sullivan and Cogliano Training Center

    460 Belmont Street, Brockton, Massachusetts 02301-1822

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  46. ITT Technical Institute-Wilmington

    200 Ballardvale Street, Building 1, Suite 200, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887

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  47. University of Phoenix-Boston Campus

    19 Granite Street Ste 300, Braintree, Massachusetts 02184-1744

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  48. American Career Institute_??_??_Braintree

    703 Granite St, Braintree, Massachusetts 02184

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  49. American Career Institute_??_??_Cambridge

    186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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  50. American Career Institute_??_??_Springfield

    365 Cadwell Dr, Springfield, Massachusetts 01104

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  51. American Career Institute_??_??_Framingham

    125 Newbury St, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701

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  52. American Career Institute_??_??_Woburn

    10 State St, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Design Employment

Massachusetts 9,730
National 370,320

Of all of the design professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Massachusetts.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Massachusetts

11,900 11,560 11,870 10,690 9,730
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Design is a shrinking field in Massachusetts. In 2010 there were 2,170 less design professionals working in Massachusetts than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of design has shrunk by 18% in Massachusetts. This decline is faster 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 Massachusetts

$48,728 $60,720 $60,668 $60,501 $57,634
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Massachusetts, as the number of design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by design professionals are increasing. In 2006 design professionals made a mean salary of $48,728 per year, and in 2010 they made $57,634 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$33,628
25th percentile
$40,646
50th percentile
$52,930
75th percentile
$68,612
90th percentile
$91,864

Thus, design professionals' salaries grew by 15% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 173% pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of design in Massachusetts.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Computer Animation
$59,670
Design
$57,634
Drafting
$56,448
Fashion Design
$55,240
Game Design
$83,142
Graphic Design
$52,170
Industrial Design
$69,920
Interior Design
$57,330
Visual Communications
$50,345
Web Design
$52,170

In Massachusetts, design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
23
bachelor
48
master
8
doctor
0
Certificate
30
Total109

The number of students graduating from the 52 accredited design schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006 there were 1,092 design graduates from design courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 1,114 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 2%. 44% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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