Design Schools In Washington State

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 39 accredited design schools in Washington State. The trends in Washington State'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


Schools

  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

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  2. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  3. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  4. City University of Seattle

    11900 NE First Street, Bellevue, Washington 98005

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  5. Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598

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  6. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

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  7. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  8. Cornish College of the Arts

    1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, Washington 98121

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  9. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  10. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  11. Everett Community College

    2000 Tower Street, Everett, Washington 98201

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  12. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  13. Interface College-Spokane

    S 178 Stevens, Spokane, Washington 99201

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  14. ITT Technical Institute-Seattle

    12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100, Seattle, Washington 98168-2610

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  15. ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley

    13518 E Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216-1589

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  16. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

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  17. Lake Washington Technical College

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506

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  18. Perry Technical Institute

    2011 W Washington Ave., Yakima, Washington 98903-1296

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  19. Peninsula College

    1502 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, Washington 98362

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  20. Seattle Community College-South Campus

    6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98106-1499

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  21. Seattle Community College-Central Campus

    1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

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  22. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  23. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  24. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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  25. South Puget Sound Community College

    2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292

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  26. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  27. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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  28. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  29. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  30. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  31. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  32. Whatcom Community College

    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

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  33. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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  34. Northwest College of Art

    16301 Creative Dr NE, Poulsbo, Washington 98370

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  35. ITT Technical Institute-Everett

    1615 75th Street Sw, Suite 220, Everett, Washington 98203

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  36. University of Phoenix-Western Washington Campus

    7100 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila, Washington 98188-8553

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  37. DeVry University-Washington

    3600 S 344th Way, Federal Way, Washington 98001-9558

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  38. DigiPen Institute of Technology

    9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, Washington 98052

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  39. International Academy of Design and Technology in Seattle

    645 Andover Park West, Seattle, Washington 98188-0000

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Design Employment

Washington State 7,730
National 370,320

Approximately 2% of the country's design professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Washington State

7,630 8,100 8,790 8,720 7,730
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, design is a growing field. In 2010 there were 100 more design professionals working in Washington State than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has grown by 1% in four years. This growth is slower 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 Washington State

$52,009 $54,375 $58,620 $59,324 $56,206
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of design professionals is growing, the salaries paid to design professionals are increasing in Washington State. Design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $52,009 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $56,206 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$30,802
25th percentile
$39,209
50th percentile
$52,184
75th percentile
$68,809
90th percentile
$89,250

This represents a growth in salaries of 7%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 190% 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 Washington State.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Washington State

Computer Animation
$62,250
Design
$56,206
Drafting
$58,465
Fashion Design
$69,700
Game Design
$81,142
Graphic Design
$50,080
Industrial Design
$60,070
Interior Design
$52,000
Visual Communications
$49,140
Web Design
$50,080

In Washington State, design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
41
bachelor
26
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
18
Total86

The number of students graduating from the 39 accredited design schools in Washington State is increasing. In Washington State, there were 996 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,040 graduates from design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 4% percent increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. Most of these graduates, or 48%, earned a associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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