Design Schools
In Santa Clara, California

There is only one design school in Santa Clara for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Santa Clara, which includes design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design


Professional Trends

Santa Clara Vs. California Design Employment

Santa Clara 2,520
California 51,090

Exactly 2,520 of California's 51,090 design professionals work in Santa Clara. The number of design professionals in Santa Clara has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for design professionals in Santa Clara has decreased, overall employment in Santa Clara has also decreased.

Santa Clara Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
2,740 2,700 3,200 3,110 2,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Clara

Design VS. All professions salaries in Santa Clara

$71,786 $71,757 $69,118 $64,132 $64,854
$59,990 $61,720 $64,310 $66,780 $67,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Santa Clara
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Clara

In Santa Clara, salaries for design professionals have decreased. Santa Clara design professionals made $64,854 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for design professionals in Santa Clara was $71,786 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Santa Clara is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Santa Clara

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals make a median salary of $61,158 per year in Santa Clara. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 161%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $34,921 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $91,213 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Santa Clara

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

Design professional salaries in Santa Clara are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Santa Clara


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

Design Programs Offered In Santa Clara


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Santa Clara's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Santa Clara


In 2010 approximately 11 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Santa Clara, California

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