Design Schools In Nevada

There are 11 accredited design schools in Nevada for faculty who teach design classes to choose from. The trends in Nevada's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:

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


  1. College of Southern Nevada

    6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164

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  2. The Art Institute of Las Vegas

    2350 Corporate Circle, Henderson, Nevada 89074-7737

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  3. University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

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  4. Great Basin College

    1500 College Parkway, Elko, Nevada 89801

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  5. Truckee Meadows Community College

    7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno, Nevada 89512-3999

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  6. Western Nevada College

    2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399

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  7. University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus

    7455 W Washington Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128-4340

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  8. ITT Technical Institute-Henderson

    168 N Gibson Rd, Henderson, Nevada 89014

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  9. DeVry University-Nevada

    2490 Paseo Verde Parkway, Ste 150, Henderson, Nevada 89074-7120

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  10. International Academy of Design and Technology in Henderson

    2495 Village View Dr, Henderson, Nevada 89074

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  11. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Las Vegas

    3825 W Cheyenne Ave Ste 600, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032

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Professional Trends

Nevada Vs. National Design Employment

Nevada 2,540
National 370,320

Approximately 1% of the country's design professionals work in Nevada state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Nevada

3,190 2,940 3,300 2,760 2,540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Design is a shrinking field in Nevada. In 2010 there were 650 less design professionals working in Nevada than there were in 2006. Thus, in Nevada, this field has shrunk by 20% in four years. 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 Nevada

$46,927 $49,809 $53,140 $50,237 $52,870
$45,390 $46,413 $47,635 $49,555 $51,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to design professionals are growing in Nevada. In 2006 design professionals made a mean salary of $46,927 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,870 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Nevada

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 11% growth in design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Nevada, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of design. The pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 198%

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Nevada

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

In Nevada, 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 Nevada


The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited design schools in Nevada is decreasing. In 2006, 221 students graduated from design courses in Nevada. And in 2010, 209 students graduated.

This represents a 5% decrease in the number of design degree or certificate school graduates in Nevada state. Most of these graduates, or 62%, earned an associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Nevada

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