Design Schools
In Raleigh, North Carolina

In Raleigh, there are 6 design schools where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Raleigh's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, 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


Professional Trends

Raleigh Vs. North Carolina Design Employment

Raleigh 1,150
North Carolina 9,100

Exactly 1,150 of North Carolina's 9,100 design professionals work in Raleigh. Between 2006 and 2010, in Raleigh, there has been a 2% growth in the number of design professionals. Overall employment in Raleigh has decreased.

Raleigh Vs. North Carolina Design employment growth

9,010 9,640 10,140 9,810 9,100
1,130 1,500 1,410 1,420 1,150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Raleigh

Design VS. All professions salaries in Raleigh

$51,203 $49,094 $51,242 $53,540 $52,700
$39,370 $40,840 $42,170 $43,370 $44,810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Raleigh
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Raleigh

In Raleigh, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $52,700 per year was earned by design professionals in Raleigh. Design professionals in Raleigh made a yearly average salary of $51,203, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Raleigh is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Raleigh

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Design professionals make a median salary of $50,294 per year in Raleigh. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,412 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $83,320 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Raleigh

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

Raleigh design professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Raleigh


Many of Raleigh's design professionals are graduates of one of the 6 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Raleigh


There are a total of 18 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Raleigh's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Raleigh


In 2010 approximately 254 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Raleigh, North Carolina

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