Design Schools In Montana

There are 7 accredited design schools in Montana for faculty who teach design classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Montana, and the future trends in design training at the following levels:

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


  1. Flathead Valley Community College

    777 Grandview Dr, Kalispell, Montana 59901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

    2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, Montana 59405

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Montana-Helena College of Technology

    1115 N Roberts Street, Helena, Montana 59601

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Miles Community College

    2715 Dickinson Street, Miles City, Montana 59301-4774

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Montana Tech of the University of Montana

    1300 W Park St, Butte, Montana 59701-8997

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Montana State University

    Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717

    190 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Montana State University-Northern

    300 W 11th St, Havre, Montana 59501

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Design Employment

Montana 850
National 370,320

Of all of the design professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Montana.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Montana

1,280 1,250 900 910 850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Montana, the field of design is shrinking. In Montana, 430 less design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 34%. 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 Montana

$33,360 $28,894 $32,790 $36,770 $35,960
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by design professionals is increasing in Montana. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $33,360 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $35,960 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Montana

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This represents a growth in salaries of 7%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid design professionals earning 214% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Montana state.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Montana

Game Design
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

In Montana, 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 Montana


As the number of design professionals is decreasing in Montana state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited design schools in Montana state is increasing. In 2006, 73 students graduated from design courses in Montana. And in 2010, 101 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Montana by 38%. Most of these graduates, or 58%, earned an associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Montana

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