Design Schools In Minnesota

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 38 accredited design schools in Minnesota. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the state of Minnesota, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Academy College

    1101 E. 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55420-1554

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  2. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    1601 Jefferson Streeet, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

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  3. Bemidji State University

    1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

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  4. Central Lakes College-Brainerd

    501 West College Drive, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401-3900

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  5. Concordia College at Moorhead

    901 S 8th St, Moorhead, Minnesota 56562

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  6. Concordia University-Saint Paul

    275 Syndicate Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-5494

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  7. Dakota County Technical College

    1300 145th Street East, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068-2999

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  8. Duluth Business University

    4724 Mike Colalillo Drive, Dultuh, Minnesota 55807

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  9. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

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  10. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  11. Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College

    1515 E 25th St, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746

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  12. The Art Institutes International Minnesota

    15 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

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  13. South Central College

    1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003-1920

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  14. Minnesota State University-Mankato

    South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  15. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

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  16. Minneapolis Business College

    1711 W County Rd B, Roseville, Minnesota 55113-0000

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  17. Minneapolis College of Art and Design

    2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

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  18. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

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  19. University of Minnesota-Duluth

    515 Darland Administration Bldg, Duluth, Minnesota 55812

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  20. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  21. North Hennepin Community College

    7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  22. Brown College

    1440 Northland Dr, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120-1004

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  23. Northwestern College in Saint Paul

    3003 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113-1598

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  24. Rochester Community and Technical College

    851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

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  25. St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    1540 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240

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  26. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    700 Terrace Heights, Winona, Minnesota 55987-1399

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  27. College of Visual Arts

    344 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-2199

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  28. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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  29. Rasmussen College-Minnesota

    226 Park Avenue South, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-3713

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  30. Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College

    235 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-9808

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  31. Dunwoody College of Technology

    818 Dunwoody Blvd, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1192

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  32. Ridgewater College

    2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, Minnesota 56201

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  33. Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical

    1250 Homer Rd, Winona, Minnesota 55987

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  34. Century Community and Technical College

    3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

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  35. ITT Technical Institute-Eden Prairie

    8911 Columbine Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347

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  36. University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus

    435 Ford Rd Ste 1000, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55426-4915

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  37. Minnesota School of Business-Elk River

    11500 193rd Ave NW, Elk River, Minnesota 55330

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Design Employment

Minnesota 9,480
National 370,320

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

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Minnesota

9,110 9,770 10,250 9,610 9,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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In Minnesota, the field of design is growing. There were 370 more design professionals working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Minnesota, this field has grown by 4% in four years. This growth is slower 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 Minnesota

$48,139 $53,628 $52,739 $49,908 $50,424
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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As the number of design professionals is growing, the salaries paid to design professionals are increasing in Minnesota. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $48,139 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $50,424 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
$29,208
25th percentile
$36,956
50th percentile
$47,506
75th percentile
$61,494
90th percentile
$77,451

Thus, there was a 5% growth in design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 165% 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 Minnesota.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Computer Animation
$51,160
Design
$50,424
Drafting
$49,540
Fashion Design
$57,460
Game Design
$69,605
Graphic Design
$45,640
Industrial Design
$53,040
Interior Design
$49,610
Visual Communications
$46,122
Web Design
$45,640

In Minnesota, design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
36
bachelor
28
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
19
Total83

The number of students graduating from the 38 accredited design schools in Minnesota is decreasing. In Minnesota, there were 1,018 graduates in 2006. And there were 845 graduates from design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 17% percent decrease in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota. 43% of these graduates received an associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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