Design Schools
In Reno, Nevada

There is only one design school in Reno for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Reno, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design


Professional Trends

Reno Vs. Nevada Design Employment

Reno 490
Nevada 2,540

Of the 2,540 design professionals employed in Nevada, 490 work in Reno. The number of design professionals in Reno has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Reno has increased, overall employment in Reno has decreased.

Reno Vs. Nevada Design employment growth

3,190 2,940 3,300 2,760 2,540
430 440 590 450 490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Nevada
  • Dark Yellow: Reno

Design VS. All professions salaries in Reno

$45,908 $47,542 $46,835 $44,995 $40,513
$37,910 $38,980 $40,110 $41,440 $42,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Reno
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Reno

As the number of design professionals in Reno has grown, salaries for design professionals have decreased. In 2010 Reno design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $40,513. Design professionals in Reno made a yearly average salary of $45,908, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Reno is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Reno

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

Design professionals make a median salary of $37,343 per year in Reno. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 128%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $26,227 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $59,753 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Reno

Visual Communications
Web Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Game Design

On average design professional salaries in Reno are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Reno


There is only one accredited design school in the city. Many of Reno's design professionals are graduates of this school.

Design Programs Offered In Reno


Reno's design school offers one design degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Reno


Approximately 18 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Reno, Nevada

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