Design Schools In North Carolina

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 52 accredited design schools in North Carolina. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design training in North Carolina, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. The Art Institute of Charlotte

    Three Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217-4536

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  2. South Piedmont Community College

    680 Highway 74 West, Polkton, North Carolina 28135

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  3. Appalachian State University

    Boone, North Carolina 28608

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  4. Campbell University

    450 Leslie Campbell Ave, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506

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  5. Cape Fear Community College

    411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910

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  6. Carteret Community College

    3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557-2989

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  7. Catawba Valley Community College

    2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602-0699

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  8. Central Piedmont Community College

    1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  9. Chowan University

    One University Place, Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855

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  10. Duke University

    103 Allen Bldg, Durham, North Carolina 27708

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  11. East Carolina University

    East 5th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Elizabeth City State University

    1704 Weeksville Rd, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909

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  13. Fayetteville Technical Community College

    2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-0236

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  14. Forsyth Technical Community College

    2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197

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  15. Greensboro College

    815 W Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401-1875

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  16. Guilford Technical Community College

    601 High Point Rd, Jamestown, North Carolina 27282

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  17. Halifax Community College

    100 College Drive, Weldon, North Carolina 27890

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  18. High Point University

    833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, North Carolina 27262-3598

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  19. Isothermal Community College

    286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale, North Carolina 28160-0804

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  20. James Sprunt Community College

    133 James Sprunt Drive, Kenansville, North Carolina 28349

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  21. Johnston Community College

    245 College Road, Smithfield, North Carolina 27577-2350

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  22. Lees-McRae College

    275 College Drive, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604-0128

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  23. Lenoir Community College

    231 Highway 58 South, Kinston, North Carolina 28502-0188

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  24. Lenoir-Rhyne University

    625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601

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  25. McDowell Technical Community College

    54 College Drive, Marion, North Carolina 28752-8728

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  26. Meredith College

    3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298

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  27. Nash Community College

    522 N. Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804

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  28. North Carolina A & T State University

    1601 E Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411

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  29. University of North Carolina at Asheville

    One University Hts, Asheville, North Carolina 28804-8510

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  30. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    1000 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170

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  31. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

    2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  32. Peace College

    15 E Peace St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-1194

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  33. Piedmont Community College

    1715 College Dr, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573

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  34. Pitt Community College

    1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, North Carolina 28590

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  35. Queens University of Charlotte

    1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, North Carolina 28274-0001

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  36. Randolph Community College

    629 Industrial Pk Ave, Asheboro, North Carolina 27205

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  37. Salem College

    601 S Church St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

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  38. Southwestern Community College in Sylva

    447 College Dr, Sylva, North Carolina 28779

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  39. Stanly Community College

    141 College Drive, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

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  40. Surry Community College

    630 S. Main St., Dobson, North Carolina 27017-8432

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  41. Alamance Community College

    1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, North Carolina 27253-8000

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  42. Wake Technical Community College

    9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-5696

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  43. Western Piedmont Community College

    1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, North Carolina 28655-4511

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  44. Wilkes Community College

    1328 South Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697

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  45. Western Carolina University

    Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646

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  46. King's College in Charlotte

    322 Lamar Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  47. Living Arts College

    3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614-7076

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  48. University of Phoenix-Charlotte Campus

    3800 Arco Corporate Dr Ste 100, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273-3409

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  49. University of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus

    5511 Capital Center Dr Ste 390, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606-3380

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  50. ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte South

    4135 Southstream Blvd., Suite 200, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

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  51. The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham

    410 Blackwell St, Ste 200, Durham, North Carolina 27701

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  52. TechSkills-Charlotte

    4421 Stuart Andrew Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

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Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Design Employment

North Carolina 9,100
National 370,320

Approximately 2% of the country's design professionals work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In North Carolina

9,010 9,640 10,140 9,810 9,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of design professionals is growing in North Carolina. There were 90 more design professionals working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of design professionals has grown by 1%. 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 North Carolina

$43,983 $47,051 $49,515 $52,581 $46,424
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to design professionals are growing in North Carolina. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $43,983 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,424 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$24,265
25th percentile
$30,155
50th percentile
$40,819
75th percentile
$56,961
90th percentile
$73,103

This represents a growth in salaries of 5%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of North Carolina, 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 133%

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Computer Animation
$56,490
Design
$46,424
Drafting
$52,200
Fashion Design
$0
Game Design
$74,858
Graphic Design
$43,550
Industrial Design
$67,850
Interior Design
$47,360
Visual Communications
$38,738
Web Design
$43,550

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

Educational Trends

Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina

associate
42
bachelor
37
master
4
doctor
1
Certificate
31
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The number of students graduating from the 52 accredited design schools in North Carolina is increasing. In 2006, 919 students graduated from design courses in North Carolina. And in 2010, 1,121 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina by 22%. Most of these graduates, or 37%, earned a associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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