Design Schools In Tennessee

In Tennessee, there are 36 accredited schools where design classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Tennessee, and the future trends in design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Schools

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Nashville

    2845 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3717

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  2. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  3. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  4. Chattanooga State Community College

    4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406-1097

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  5. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  6. Daymar Institute in Nashville

    340 Plus Park Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37217

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  7. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  8. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

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  9. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

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  10. Memphis College of Art

    1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38104-2764

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  11. Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis

    550 Alabama Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-3604

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  12. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

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  13. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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  14. Nashville State Community College

    120 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515

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  15. O'More College of Design

    423 S Margin St, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

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  16. Tennessee Technology Center at Crump

    3070 Hwy. 64 West, Crump, Tennessee 38327

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  17. Southwest Tennessee Community College

    737 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

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  18. Pellissippi State Community College

    10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37933-0990

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  19. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  20. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

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  21. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

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  22. Tennessee Technological University

    1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001

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  23. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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  24. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

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  25. Walters State Community College

    500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, Tennessee 37813-6899

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  26. ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville

    10208 Technology Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932

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  27. Nossi College of Art

    590 Cheron Rd, Madison, Tennessee 37115

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  28. Watkins College of Art Design & Film

    2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37228

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  29. ITT Technical Institute-Cordova

    7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway, Cordova, Tennessee 38016

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  30. Anthem Career College-Nashville

    560 Royal Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee 37211

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  31. University of Phoenix-Nashville Campus

    616 Marriott Dr Ste 150, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-5048

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  32. University of Phoenix-Memphis Campus

    65 Germantown Ct Ste 100, Cordova, Tennessee 38018-7290

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  33. International Academy of Design and Technology in Nashville

    One Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

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  34. The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville

    100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3439

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  35. ITT Technical Institute-Chattanooga

    5600 Brainerd Rd Suite G-1, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411

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  36. University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus

    1208 Pointe Centre Dr, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421-3983

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Design Employment

Tennessee 5,310
National 370,320

Of all of the design professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Tennessee

6,690 6,330 6,140 5,820 5,310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of design is shrinking. There were 1,380 less design professionals working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of design has shrunk by 21% in Tennessee. This decline is faster than the national trend for design professionals which shows a 8% decrease in the number of design professionals working around the nation.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$41,838 $41,837 $43,128 $42,136 $32,520
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of design professionals is declining, the salaries paid to design professionals are decreasing in Tennessee. Design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $41,838 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $32,520 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$18,451
25th percentile
$23,478
50th percentile
$28,768
75th percentile
$39,484
90th percentile
$50,455

This represents a decline in salaries of 29%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 173% pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of design in Tennessee.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Computer Animation
$52,090
Design
$32,520
Drafting
$50,855
Fashion Design
$62,410
Game Design
$44,755
Graphic Design
$39,350
Industrial Design
$56,920
Interior Design
$43,610
Visual Communications
$45,570
Web Design
$39,350

In Tennessee, design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Tennessee

associate
21
bachelor
33
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total59

The number of students graduating from the 36 accredited design schools in Tennessee is increasing. In 2006, 458 students graduated from design courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 494 students graduated.

This represents a 8% increase in the number of design degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. 56% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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