Design Schools In Utah

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 27 accredited design schools in Utah. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the state of Utah, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Bridgerland Applied Technology College

    1301 North 600 West, Logan, Utah 84321

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  2. Brigham Young University

    Main Campus, Provo, Utah 84602

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah

    451 E 400 N, Price, Utah 84501

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  4. Davis Applied Technology College

    550 E 300 S, Kaysville, Utah 84037-2699

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  5. Eagle Gate College in Murray

    5588 South Green Street, Murray, Utah 84123-6965

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  6. ITT Technical Institute-Murray

    920 W Levoy Dr, Murray, Utah 84123

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  7. Latter-day Saints Business College

    95 North 300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-3500

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  8. Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College

    200 N Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84404-4089

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  9. Snow College

    150 E College Ave, Ephraim, Utah 84627

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  10. Southern Utah University

    351 West University Blvd, Cedar City, Utah 84720

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  11. Stevens-Henager College-Ogden

    1350 W. 1890 S., West Haven, Utah 84401

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  12. Stevens-Henager College of Business-Provo

    1476 South Sandhill Road, Orem, Utah 84058

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  13. Utah State University

    Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-1400

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Utah Valley University

    800 W University Parkway, Orem, Utah 84058-5999

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  15. Salt Lake Community College

    4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123

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  16. University of Utah

    201 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9008

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Weber State University

    3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84408-1137

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  18. Provo College

    1450 W 820 N, Provo, Utah 84601

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  19. University of Phoenix-Utah Campus

    5373 S. Green Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123-4642

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  20. Stevens-Henager College in Murray

    383 W Vine St, Murray, Utah 84123-5671

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  21. Stevens-Henager College in Logan

    755 S Main St, Logan, Utah 84321

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  22. Eagle Gate College in Layton

    915 N 400 W, Layton, Utah 84041

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  23. Eagle Gate College in Salt Lake City

    405 South Main Street-Ste 130, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

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  24. DeVry University-Utah

    9350 S. 150 East, Ste. 420, Sandy, Utah 84070-2704

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  25. The Art Institute of Salt Lake City

    121 W Election Rd - Ste 100, Draper, Utah 84020

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  26. Provo College_??_??_American Fork

    1262 S 820 E, American Fork, Utah 84003

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  27. Broadview University-Salt Lake City

    240 E Morris Ave, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Utah Vs. National Design Employment

Utah 3,780
National 370,320

Of all of the design professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Utah state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Utah

4,410 4,830 4,540 4,480 3,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Utah, design is a shrinking field. In Utah, 630 less design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of design has shrunk by 14% in Utah. This decline is faster 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 Utah

$42,153 $46,254 $48,657 $41,215 $49,218
$40,990 $43,308 $44,832 $45,796 $46,619
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 increasing in Utah. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $42,153 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,218 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Utah

10th percentile
$27,178
25th percentile
$35,123
50th percentile
$46,917
75th percentile
$60,113
90th percentile
$78,465

This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Utah, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of design. The pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 189%

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Utah

Computer Animation
$52,370
Design
$49,218
Drafting
$45,655
Game Design
$66,418
Graphic Design
$41,990
Industrial Design
$53,420
Interior Design
$65,420
Visual Communications
$40,242
Web Design
$41,990

Design professionals in Utah earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
26
bachelor
21
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
13
Total61

The number of students graduating from the 27 accredited design schools in Utah is increasing. In 2006 there were 404 design graduates from design courses in Utah and in 2010 there were 517 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Utah by 28%. Most of these graduates, or 43%, earned a associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Utah

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