Design Schools In South Carolina

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 22 accredited design schools in South Carolina. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in South Carolina, and the future trends in 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. Anderson University in Anderson, SC

    316 Boulevard, Anderson, South Carolina 29621-4035

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  2. Charleston Southern University

    9200 University Blvd, Charleston, South Carolina 29410-8087

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  3. Benedict College

    1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086

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  4. Bob Jones University

    1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard, Greenville, South Carolina 29614-0001

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  5. Clemson University

    201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

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  6. Coker College

    300 E College Ave, Hartsville, South Carolina 29550

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  7. Converse College

    580 E Main St, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302-0006

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  8. Greenville Technical College

    620 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29607-2418

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  9. Horry-Georgetown Technical College

    2050 Highway 501 East, Conway, South Carolina 29526

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  10. Limestone College

    1115 College Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina 29340-3799

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  11. Midlands Technical College

    1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170-2176

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  12. Piedmont Technical College

    620 North Emerald Road, Greenwood, South Carolina 29646

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  13. Coastal Carolina University

    108 James P. Blanton Circle, Conway, South Carolina 29526

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  14. Spartanburg Community College

    800 Brisack Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

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  15. Trident Technical College

    7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067

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  16. Winthrop University

    119 Tillman Hall, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

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  17. York Technical College

    452 S Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730

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  18. South University-Columbia

    9 Science Court, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

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  19. ITT Technical Institute-Greenville

    Six Independence Pointe, Greenville, South Carolina 29615

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  20. University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus

    1001 Pinnacle Point Dr Ste 200, Columbia, South Carolina 29223-5727

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  21. The Art Institute of Charleston

    24 N. Market St, Charleston, South Carolina 29401

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  22. ITT Technical Institute-Columbia

    1628 Browning Road, Suite 180, Columbia, South Carolina 29210

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Design Employment

South Carolina 3,650
National 370,320

Approximately 1% of the country's design professionals work in South Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In South Carolina

3,630 3,770 4,410 3,890 3,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, the field of design is growing. 20 more design professionals were working in South 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 South Carolina

$36,578 $36,263 $40,636 $41,406 $42,946
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The salaries paid to design professionals are growing in South Carolina. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $36,578 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $42,946 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in South Carolina

10th percentile
$22,860
25th percentile
$29,860
50th percentile
$39,566
75th percentile
$51,451
90th percentile
$65,476

This represents a 15% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid design professionals earning 186% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Carolina state.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Computer Animation
$45,970
Design
$42,946
Drafting
$50,073
Fashion Design
$46,060
Game Design
$59,560
Graphic Design
$41,330
Industrial Design
$52,500
Interior Design
$46,450
Visual Communications
$35,042
Web Design
$41,330

In South 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 South Carolina

associate
10
bachelor
15
master
3
doctor
1
Certificate
5
Total34

The number of students graduating from the 22 accredited design schools in South Carolina is increasing. In 2006 there were 250 design graduates from design courses in South Carolina and in 2010 there were 339 graduates.

This represents a 36% increase in the number of design degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. Most of these graduates, or 44%, earned a bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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