Design Schools In West Virginia

In West Virginia, there are 14 accredited schools where design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in West 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


Schools

  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  2. Ben Franklin Career Center

    500 28th St, Dunbar, West Virginia 25064

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  3. Cabell County Career Technology Center

    1035 Norway Ave, Huntington, West Virginia 25705-2827

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  4. University of Charleston

    2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304

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  5. Concord University

    100 Vermillion Street, Athens, West Virginia 24712

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  6. Fairmont State University

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470

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  7. West Liberty University

    Route 88, West Liberty, West Virginia 26074

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  8. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  9. West Virginia University

    Stewart Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201

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  10. Putnam Career and Technical Center

    300 Roosevelt Boulevard, Eleanor, West Virginia 25070-0640

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  11. Pierpont Community and Technical College

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

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  12. Mountwest Community and Technical College

    1 John Marshall Way, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  13. Bridgemont Community and Technical College

    619 2nd Avenue, Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

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  14. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Huntington

    5183 US Route 60 Building 1 Ste40, Huntington, West Virginia 25705

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Design Employment

West Virginia 1,080
National 370,320

Approximately 0% of the country's design professionals work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In West Virginia

1,150 1,130 1,210 1,120 1,080
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Design is a shrinking field in West Virginia. There were 70 less design professionals working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 6%. This is slower 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 West Virginia

$33,305 $35,700 $39,692 $43,086 $38,775
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by design professionals is increasing in West Virginia. Design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $33,305 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $38,775 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in West Virginia

10th percentile
$20,058
25th percentile
$26,535
50th percentile
$35,130
75th percentile
$49,845
90th percentile
$63,892

Thus, there was a 14% growth in design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 219% 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 West Virginia.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Design
$38,775
Drafting
$40,297
Game Design
$54,520
Graphic Design
$38,090
Industrial Design
$68,560
Interior Design
$29,150
Visual Communications
$39,257
Web Design
$38,090

In West Virginia, 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 West Virginia

associate
5
bachelor
7
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total17

The number of students graduating from the 14 accredited design schools in West Virginia is increasing. In West Virginia, there were 89 graduates in 2006. And there were 120 graduates from design courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia by 35%. 41% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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