Graphic Design Schools In Arkansas

In Arkansas, there are 9 accredited schools where graphic design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Arkansas' graphic design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in graphic design includes graphic design training at the following levels:


  1. Arkansas State University-Main Campus

    2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

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  2. National Park Community College

    101 College Dr, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913

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  3. Harding University

    915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143

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  4. John Brown University

    2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761

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  5. Ouachita Baptist University

    410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71998-0001

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  6. Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas

    1000 Campus Drive, Helena, Arkansas 72342-0785

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  7. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

    5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649

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  8. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

    One College Dr, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091

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  9. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

    1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

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Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Arkansas 920
National 192,240

Of all of the graphic design professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Arkansas state.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Arkansas

1,040 1,170 1,150 1,080 920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, graphic design is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 120 less graphic design professionals working in Arkansas than there were in 2006. This represents a 12% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for graphic design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of graphic design professionals has grown by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Graphic Design VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$32,430 $34,100 $34,960 $36,030 $36,580
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Arkansas, as the number of graphic design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by graphic design professionals are increasing. In 2006 graphic design professionals made a mean salary of $32,430 per year, and in 2010 they made $36,580 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Arkansas

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This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Arkansas, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of graphic design. The pay differential between the highest paid graphic design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 185%

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited graphic design schools in Arkansas is increasing. In Arkansas, there were 32 graduates in 2006. And there were 81 graduates from graphic design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 153% percent increase in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas. A majority of these graduates, or 45%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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