Graphic Design Schools In Alabama

Graphic Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 7 accredited graphic design schools in Alabama. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the graphic design academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

    3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35221-1717

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  2. Bishop State Community College

    351 North Broad Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603-5898

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  3. Samford University

    800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240

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  4. Spring Hill College

    4000 Dauphin St, Mobile, Alabama 36608-1791

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  5. H Councill Trenholm State Technical College

    1225 Air Base Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36108-3199

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  6. Virginia College-Birmingham

    488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209

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  7. Virginia College-Huntsville

    2800 Bob Wallace Ave, Huntsville, Alabama 35805-9945

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Alabama 1,740
National 192,240

Approximately 1% of the country's graphic design professionals work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Alabama

1,690 1,760 1,860 1,880 1,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alabama, graphic design is a growing field. There were 50 more graphic design professionals working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of graphic design professionals has grown by 3%. This growth is faster than the national trend for graphic design professionals which shows a 1% increase in the number of graphic design professionals working around the nation.

Graphic Design VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$37,340 $39,040 $41,450 $44,130 $45,010
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of graphic design professionals is growing, the salaries paid to graphic design professionals are increasing in Alabama. The mean salary for graphic design professionals in 2006 was $37,340 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $45,010 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Alabama

10th percentile
$24,820
25th percentile
$30,820
50th percentile
$40,270
75th percentile
$56,150
90th percentile
$74,780

Thus, there was a 17% growth in graphic design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Alabama state, within the field of graphic design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid graphic design professionals earn 201% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Alabama

Art
$50,088
Computer Animation
$47,340
Design
$47,727
Graphic Design
$45,010
Visual Communications
$43,052
Web Design
$45,010

Graphic design professionals in Alabama earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama

associate
5
bachelor
3
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total12

As the number of graphic design professionals is increasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited graphic design schools in Alabama state is decreasing. In 2006, 91 students graduated from graphic design courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 23 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 75%. Most of these graduates, or 42%, earned a associate's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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