Design Schools In Pennsylvania

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 78 accredited design schools in Pennsylvania. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the state of Pennsylvania, which encompasses 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. Albright College

    1621 N. 13th St., Reading, Pennsylvania 19612-5234

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  2. Community College of Allegheny County

    800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895

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  3. Antonelli Institute

    300 Montgomery Ave, Erdenheim, Pennsylvania 19038-8242

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  4. The Art Institutes of York-PA

    1409 Williams Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17402-9012

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  5. The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-5198

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  6. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1328

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  7. Community College of Beaver County

    1 Campus Drive, Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061-2588

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  8. Arcadia University

    450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038-3295

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  9. Bradford School in Pittsburgh

    125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

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  10. Bucks County Community College

    275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106

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  11. Butler County Community College

    College Drive Oak Hills, Butler, Pennsylvania 16003-1203

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  12. Cabrini College

    610 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087-3698

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  13. California University of Pennsylvania

    250 University Ave, California, Pennsylvania 15419-1394

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  14. Carnegie Mellon University

    5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. Central Penn College

    College Hill & Valley Rds, Summerdale, Pennsylvania 17093-0309

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  16. Delaware County Community College

    901 S Media Line Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-1094

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  17. Douglas Education Center

    130 7th St, Monessen, Pennsylvania 15062

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  18. Drexel University

    3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    88 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Duquesne University

    Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

    200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18301-2999

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  21. Harcum College

    750 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-3470

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  22. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

    1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999

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  23. Hussian School of Art

    The Bourse Suite 300 111 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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  24. Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

    1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098

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  25. Anthem Institute-Springfield

    400 S. State Rd, Springfield, Pennsylvania 19064

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  26. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

    15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530-0730

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  27. La Roche College

    9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237-5898

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  28. La Salle University

    1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141-1199

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  29. Lansdale School of Business

    290 Wissahickon Avenue, North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454

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  30. Lehigh Carbon Community College

    4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598

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  31. Berks Technical Institute

    2205 Ridgewood Rd, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610-1168

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  32. Lehigh University

    27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  33. Luzerne County Community College

    1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899

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  34. Lycoming College

    700 College Place, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5192

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  35. Marywood University

    2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-1598

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  36. Mercyhurst College

    501 E 38th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16546

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  37. Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus

    340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-0796

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  38. Moore College of Art and Design

    20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1179

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  39. Northampton County Area Community College

    3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599

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  40. Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

    800 Manchester Ave, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-4098

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  41. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

    201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1589

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  42. Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

    204 N Prince St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17608-0059

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  43. University of Pennsylvania

    1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6303

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  44. Philadelphia University

    School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497

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  45. The University of the Arts

    320 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-4901

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  46. Pittsburgh Technical Institute

    1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, Pennsylvania 15071

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  47. Point Park University

    201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984

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  48. Reading Area Community College

    10 S Second St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19603-1706

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  49. Robert Morris University

    6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108-1189

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  50. Saint Vincent College

    300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650-2690

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  51. Seton Hill University

    1 Seton Hill Dr, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601

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  52. South Hills School of Business & Technology

    480 Waupelani Dr, State College, Pennsylvania 16801-4516

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  53. Susquehanna University

    514 University Ave, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania 17870-1025

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  54. Temple University

    1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  55. Thiel College

    75 College Ave, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125-2181

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  56. Waynesburg University

    51 W College St, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370-1257

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  57. Westminster College in New Wilmington

    319 South Market Street, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 16172

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  58. Westmoreland County Community College

    145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, Pennsylvania 15697-1895

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  59. York College Pennsylvania

    441 Country Club Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17403-3651

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  60. Kaplan Career Institute in Harrisburg

    5650 Derry St, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111

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  61. Pennsylvania College of Technology

    One College Ave, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799

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  62. Oakbridge Academy of Arts

    1250 Greensburg Rd, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania 15068

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  63. Fortis Institute in Scranton

    517 Ash Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-2903

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  64. ITT Technical Institute-Pittsburgh

    Ten Parkway Ctr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220

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  65. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

    101 Community College Way, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904

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  66. Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center

    445 Schoolhouse Rd, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904

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  67. Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

    1730 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, Pennsylvania 17584

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  68. Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School

    833 Metro Dr, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042

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  69. Indiana County Technology Center

    441 Hamill Rd, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701-1465

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  70. Forbes Road Career and Technology Center

    607 Beatty Rd, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146

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  71. ITT Technical Institute-Harrisburg

    449 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 100, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111

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  72. ITT Technical Institute-Tarentum

    100 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum, Pennsylvania 15084

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  73. University of Phoenix-Philadelphia Campus

    1170 Devon Park Drive, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087-2121

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  74. University of Phoenix-Pittsburgh Campus

    Penn Center W Bldg 6 Ste 100, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15276-0119

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  75. ITT Technical Institute-Bensalem

    3330 Tillman Dr, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020-2030

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  76. ITT Technical Institute-King of Prussia

    760 Moore Rd, Ste 150, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406-1212

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  77. ITT Technical Institute-Dunmore

    1000 Meade St.- Suite 210, Dunmore, Pennsylvania 18512

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  78. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

    1400 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-4332

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Cities

  1. Design Schools in Pittsburgh, PA10 Schools
  2. Design Schools in Philadelphia, PA9 Schools
  3. Design Schools in Harrisburg, PA3 Schools
  4. Design Schools in Media, PA2 Schools
  5. Design Schools in York, PA2 Schools
  6. Design Schools in Williamsport, PA2 Schools
  7. Design Schools in Bethlehem, PA2 Schools
  8. Design Schools in Reading, PA2 Schools
  9. Design Schools in Indiana, PA2 Schools
  10. Design Schools in Johnstown, PA2 Schools
  11. Design Schools in Scranton, PA2 Schools
  12. Design Schools in Tarentum, PA1 Schools
  13. Design Schools in Summerdale, PA1 Schools
  14. Design Schools in Glenside, PA1 Schools
  15. Design Schools in Monroeville, PA1 Schools
  16. Design Schools in Springfield, PA1 Schools
  17. Design Schools in Waynesburg, PA1 Schools
  18. Design Schools in Willow Street, PA1 Schools
  19. Design Schools in King Of Prussia, PA1 Schools
  20. Design Schools in California, PA1 Schools
  21. Design Schools in Lancaster, PA1 Schools
  22. Design Schools in Blue Bell, PA1 Schools
  23. Design Schools in Greensburg, PA1 Schools
  24. Design Schools in North Wales, PA1 Schools
  25. Design Schools in Latrobe, PA1 Schools
  26. Design Schools in Selinsgrove, PA1 Schools
  27. Design Schools in Kutztown, PA1 Schools
  28. Design Schools in Youngwood, PA1 Schools
  29. Design Schools in Schnecksville, PA1 Schools
  30. Design Schools in East Stroudsburg, PA1 Schools
  31. Design Schools in Butler, PA1 Schools
  32. Design Schools in Greenville, PA1 Schools
  33. Design Schools in Nanticoke, PA1 Schools
  34. Design Schools in New Wilmington, PA1 Schools
  35. Design Schools in Newtown, PA1 Schools
  36. Design Schools in Monaca, PA1 Schools
  37. Design Schools in Erie, PA1 Schools
  38. Design Schools in Bryn Mawr, PA1 Schools
  39. Design Schools in Monessen, PA1 Schools
  40. Design Schools in State College, PA1 Schools
  41. Design Schools in Oakdale, PA1 Schools
  42. Design Schools in Lebanon, PA1 Schools
  43. Design Schools in Bensalem, PA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Design Employment

Pennsylvania 14,850
National 370,320

Of all of the design professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Pennsylvania

15,700 16,160 16,640 15,590 14,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Design is a shrinking field in Pennsylvania. In 2010 there were 850 less design professionals working in Pennsylvania than there were in 2006. This represents a 5% decline in the field. This is slower than the trend for design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$45,398 $47,016 $47,279 $48,958 $49,751
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Pennsylvania, as the number of design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by design professionals are increasing. Design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $45,398 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,751 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$26,854
25th percentile
$35,529
50th percentile
$46,365
75th percentile
$60,422
90th percentile
$76,976

Thus, there was a 9% growth in design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Pennsylvania, 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 187%

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Computer Animation
$50,180
Design
$49,751
Drafting
$48,732
Fashion Design
$52,790
Game Design
$69,492
Graphic Design
$43,470
Industrial Design
$59,920
Interior Design
$44,420
Visual Communications
$42,310
Web Design
$43,470

In Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania

associate
62
bachelor
70
master
17
doctor
1
Certificate
41
Total191

The number of students graduating from the 78 accredited design schools in Pennsylvania is decreasing. In Pennsylvania, there were 3,069 graduates in 2006. And there were 2,573 graduates from design courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania by 16%. 37% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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