Design Schools In Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, there are 34 accredited schools where design classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design training in Wisconsin, which includes design training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Alverno College

    3400 S 43rd St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53234-3922

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  2. Madison Area Technical College

    3550 Anderson St, Madison, Wisconsin 53704

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  3. Blackhawk Technical College

    6004 County Road G, Janesville, Wisconsin 53547-5009

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  4. Cardinal Stritch University

    6801 N Yates Rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217-3985

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  5. Carthage College

    2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140-1994

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  6. Concordia University-Wisconsin

    12800 N Lake Shore Dr, Mequon, Wisconsin 53097-2402

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  7. Edgewood College

    1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53711-1997

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  8. Fox Valley Technical College

    1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin 54912-2277

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  9. Gateway Technical College

    3520 30th Ave, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144-1690

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  10. ITT Technical Institute-Greenfield

    6300 W Layton Ave, Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220-4612

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  11. Lakeshore Technical College

    1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1414

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  12. Marian University in Fond Du Lac

    45 S National Ave, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin 54935-4699

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  13. Milwaukee Area Technical College

    700 W State St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233-1443

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  14. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

    273 E Erie St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-6003

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  15. Moraine Park Technical College

    235 N National Avenue, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54936-1940

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  16. Mount Mary College

    2900 N. Menomonee River Pky, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53222-4597

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  17. Nicolet Area Technical College

    Hwy G South, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501-0518

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  18. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

    2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307-9042

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  19. Saint Norbert College

    100 Grant St, De Pere, Wisconsin 54115-2099

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  20. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

    1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, Wisconsin 53809-9778

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  21. Viterbo University

    900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601-8804

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  22. Waukesha County Technical College

    800 Main Street, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072-4601

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  23. Western Technical College in La Crosse

    400 Seventh St. North, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602-0908

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  24. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

    2420 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001

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  25. Wisconsin Lutheran College

    8800 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226-4699

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  26. Herzing University in Madison

    5218 E. Terrace Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53718

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  27. University of Wisconsin-Stout

    712 S. Broadway St., Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751

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  28. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1380

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  29. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    2100 Main St, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

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  30. ITT Technical Institute-Green Bay

    470 Security Blvd, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313

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  31. University of Phoenix-Milwaukee Campus

    20075 Watertower Blvd, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045-3573

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  32. University of Phoenix-Madison Campus

    2310 Crossroads Dr Ste 3000, Madison, Wisconsin 53718-2416

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  33. Rasmussen College-Wisconsin

    904 South Taylor Street, Suite 100, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303-2349

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  34. Bryant and Stratton College-Wauwatosa

    10950 W Potter Road, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Wisconsin Vs. National Design Employment

Wisconsin 8,650
National 370,320

Of all of the design professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Wisconsin.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Wisconsin

9,030 9,630 10,000 9,150 8,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Design is a shrinking field in Wisconsin. There were 380 less design professionals working in Wisconsin in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Wisconsin, this field has shrunk by 4% in four years. This decline 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 Wisconsin

$41,980 $46,956 $48,920 $51,386 $51,339
$43,308 $43,685 $45,556 $47,117 $48,374
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Wisconsin, as the number of design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by design professionals are increasing. Design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $41,980 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $51,339 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Wisconsin

10th percentile
$29,259
25th percentile
$36,062
50th percentile
$46,974
75th percentile
$62,234
90th percentile
$80,219

This represents a 18% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Wisconsin, 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 174%

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Wisconsin

Computer Animation
$49,010
Design
$51,339
Drafting
$47,505
Fashion Design
$73,190
Game Design
$64,878
Graphic Design
$42,010
Industrial Design
$54,080
Interior Design
$48,130
Visual Communications
$41,360
Web Design
$42,010

In Wisconsin, design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
29
bachelor
30
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total64

The number of students graduating from the 34 accredited design schools in Wisconsin is increasing. In 2006, 856 students graduated from design courses in Wisconsin. And in 2010, 872 students graduated.

This represents a 2% increase in the number of design degree or certificate school graduates in Wisconsin state. Most of these graduates, or 47%, earned an bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Wisconsin

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