Design Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 30 accredited schools where design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Virginia's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in design includes 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. Central Virginia Community College

    3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502-2498

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  2. Emory and Henry College

    30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947

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  3. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

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  4. Germanna Community College

    2130 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508-2102

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  5. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

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  6. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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  7. National College-Salem

    1813 E Main St, Salem, Virginia 24153

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  8. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

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  9. Patrick Henry Community College

    645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, Virginia 24112

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  10. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  11. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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  12. Thomas Nelson Community College

    99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666

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  13. Tidewater Community College

    121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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  14. Virginia Highlands Community College

    100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, Virginia 24212-0828

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  15. Virginia Intermont College

    1013 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201

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  16. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

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  17. Virginia Western Community College

    3093 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, Virginia 24015

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  18. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

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  19. Sanford-Brown College in Vienna

    1980 Gallows Rd, Vienna, Virginia 22182

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  20. ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk

    863 Glenrock Rd, Ste 100, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-3701

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  21. ITT Technical Institute-Richmond

    300 Gateway Centre Pky, Richmond, Virginia 23235-5139

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  22. Stratford University

    7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22043-2403

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  23. The Art Institute of Washington

    1820 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22209-1802

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  24. ITT Technical Institute-Springfield in Springfield

    7300 Boston Blvd, Springfield, Virginia 22153

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  25. ITT Technical Institute-Chantilly

    14420 Albemarle Point Pl, Suite 100, Chantilly, Virginia 20151

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  26. University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus

    11730 Plaza America Dr Ste 200, Reston, Virginia 20190-4750

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  27. The Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia

    21000 Atlantic Blvd Ste 100, Sterling, Virginia 20166

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  28. The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

    4500 Main St Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Design Employment

Virginia 9,410
National 370,320

Approximately 3% of the country's design professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Virginia

10,680 10,070 10,260 9,840 9,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, the field of design is shrinking. 1,270 less design professionals were working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Virginia, this field has shrunk by 12% in four years. This is faster than the trend for design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$48,479 $47,039 $48,342 $49,881 $49,902
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
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The amount earned by design professionals is increasing in Virginia. Design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $48,479 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,902 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$26,530
25th percentile
$33,232
50th percentile
$43,799
75th percentile
$60,360
90th percentile
$78,852

This represents a 3% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid design professionals earning 197% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Virginia

Computer Animation
$57,430
Design
$49,902
Drafting
$49,528
Fashion Design
$43,570
Game Design
$75,750
Graphic Design
$51,900
Industrial Design
$56,740
Interior Design
$53,070
Visual Communications
$46,192
Web Design
$51,900

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
27
bachelor
31
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
7
Total68

The number of students graduating from the 30 accredited design schools in Virginia is increasing. In Virginia, there were 723 graduates in 2006. And there were 824 graduates from design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 14% percent increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. A majority of these graduates, or 46%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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