Graphic Design Schools In California

Graphic Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 109 accredited graphic design schools in California. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of graphic design and graphic design training in California, which includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Academy of Art University

    79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105

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  2. Allan Hancock College

    800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

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  3. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  4. Antelope Valley College

    3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, California 93536-5426

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  5. Art Center College of Design

    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103

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  6. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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  7. Brooks Institute

    1321 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, California 93108

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  8. Butte College

    3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399

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  9. California College of the Arts

    5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1487

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  10. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, California 91768

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  11. California State University-Chico

    First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150

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  12. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

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  13. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

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  15. CET-Sobrato

    701 Vine St, San Jose, California 95110

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  16. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  17. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545

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  18. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  19. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  20. Citrus College

    1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, California 91741-1899

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  21. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  22. Coastline Community College

    11460 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, California 92708-2597

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  23. Coleman University

    8888 Balboa Ave, San Diego, California 92123-1506

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  24. Cosumnes River College

    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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  25. Crafton Hills College

    11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, California 92399-1799

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  26. Cuyamaca College

    900 Rancho San Diego Pky, El Cajon, California 92019

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  27. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  28. De Anza College

    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, California 95014

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  29. College of the Desert

    43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260

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  30. Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, California 94901-2298

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  31. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  32. San Diego Continuing Education

    4343 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, California 92113

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  33. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  34. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

    919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015-1421

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  35. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

    55 Stockton St, San Francisco, California 94108-5805

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  36. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  37. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  38. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

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  39. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  40. Gavilan College

    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020

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  41. Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA

    1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, California 91208-2894

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  42. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  43. LA College International

    3200 Wilshire Blvd. #400, Los Angeles, California 90010-1308

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  44. Irvine Valley College

    5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, California 92618-0301

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  45. The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108-4423

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  46. Laney College

    900 Fallon St, Oakland, California 94607

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  47. Lassen Community College

    Hwy 139, Susanville, California 96130

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  48. La Sierra University

    4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92515-8247

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  49. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  50. Los Angeles Pierce College

    6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91371-0002

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  51. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  52. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  53. Los Medanos College

    2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California 94565

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  54. The Art Institute of California-San Francisco

    1170 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102-4908

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  55. Mission College

    3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054-1897

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  56. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  57. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  58. Moorpark College

    7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, California 93021-1695

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  59. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  60. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

    1499 N. State S., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399

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  61. Napa Valley College

    2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa, California 94558-6236

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  62. Notre Dame de Namur University

    1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908

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  63. Ohlone Community College

    43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California 94539-0390

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  64. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  65. Otis College of Art and Design

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045-3505

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  66. Pacific Union College

    One Angwin Ave, Angwin, California 94508-9707

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  67. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  68. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  69. Platt College-San Diego

    6250 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115-3919

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  70. Point Loma Nazarene University

    3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899

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  71. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  72. College of the Redwoods

    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, California 95501-9300

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  73. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  74. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  75. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  76. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

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  77. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  78. University of San Francisco

    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  79. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  80. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  81. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784

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  82. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  83. Santa Monica College

    1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628

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  84. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  85. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214

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  86. Sierra College

    5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

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  87. San Bernardino Valley College

    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798

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  88. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  89. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  90. Mt Sierra College

    101 E Huntington Dr, Monrovia, California 91016

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  91. The Art Institute of California-Hollywood

    5250 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601

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  92. The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles

    2900 31st St, Santa Monica, California 90405-3035

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  93. Carrington College California-San Jose

    6201 San Ignacio Ave., San Jose, California 95119

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  94. Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill

    380 Civic Dr Ste 300, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  95. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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  96. Folsom Lake College

    10 College Parkway, Folsom, California 95630

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  97. Carrington College California-Emeryville

    6001 Shellmound St., Ste. 145, Emeryville, California 94608

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  98. Expression College for Digital Arts

    6601 Shellmond St, Emeryville, California 94608

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  99. Palladium Technical Academy

    10507 Valley Blvd Ste 806, El Monte, California 91731

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  100. The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire

    674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408-2800

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  101. Gnomon School of Visual Effects

    1015 N Cahuenga Blvd Ste 54301, Hollywood, California 90038

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  102. The Art Institute of California-Sacramento

    2850 Gateway Oaks Dr-Ste 100, Sacramento, California 95833

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  103. International Academy of Design and Technology in Sacramento

    2450 Del Paso Road-St 250, Sacramento, California 95834

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  104. Career College Consultants

    5015 Eagle Rock Blvd Ste 302, Los Angeles, California 90041

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  105. The Art Institute of California_??_??_Sunnyvale

    1120 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, California 94086

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Cities

  1. Graphic Design Schools in Los Angeles, CA7 Schools
  2. Graphic Design Schools in San Diego, CA7 Schools
  3. Graphic Design Schools in Sacramento, CA6 Schools
  4. Graphic Design Schools in San Francisco, CA5 Schools
  5. Graphic Design Schools in San Jose, CA3 Schools
  6. Graphic Design Schools in Santa Ana, CA2 Schools
  7. Graphic Design Schools in Santa Monica, CA2 Schools
  8. Graphic Design Schools in Torrance, CA2 Schools
  9. Graphic Design Schools in Santa Barbara, CA2 Schools
  10. Graphic Design Schools in Oakland, CA2 Schools
  11. Graphic Design Schools in Pasadena, CA2 Schools
  12. Graphic Design Schools in San Bernardino, CA2 Schools
  13. Graphic Design Schools in Emeryville, CA2 Schools
  14. Graphic Design Schools in Riverside, CA2 Schools
  15. Graphic Design Schools in Fresno, CA2 Schools
  16. Graphic Design Schools in Irvine, CA2 Schools
  17. Graphic Design Schools in El Monte, CA1 Schools
  18. Graphic Design Schools in Huntington Beach, CA1 Schools
  19. Graphic Design Schools in Belmont, CA1 Schools
  20. Graphic Design Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  21. Graphic Design Schools in Glendora, CA1 Schools
  22. Graphic Design Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  23. Graphic Design Schools in Sunnyvale, CA1 Schools
  24. Graphic Design Schools in Monterey Park, CA1 Schools
  25. Graphic Design Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  26. Graphic Design Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools
  27. Graphic Design Schools in Pomona, CA1 Schools
  28. Graphic Design Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  29. Graphic Design Schools in Upland, CA1 Schools
  30. Graphic Design Schools in Fountain Valley, CA1 Schools
  31. Graphic Design Schools in San Mateo, CA1 Schools
  32. Graphic Design Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  33. Graphic Design Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  34. Graphic Design Schools in Anaheim, CA1 Schools
  35. Graphic Design Schools in Angwin, CA1 Schools
  36. Graphic Design Schools in Eureka, CA1 Schools
  37. Graphic Design Schools in Chula Vista, CA1 Schools
  38. Graphic Design Schools in Fullerton, CA1 Schools
  39. Graphic Design Schools in Pleasant Hill, CA1 Schools
  40. Graphic Design Schools in Folsom, CA1 Schools
  41. Graphic Design Schools in El Cajon, CA1 Schools
  42. Graphic Design Schools in Orange, CA1 Schools
  43. Graphic Design Schools in Fremont, CA1 Schools
  44. Graphic Design Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools
  45. Graphic Design Schools in Cypress, CA1 Schools
  46. Graphic Design Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  47. Graphic Design Schools in Moorpark, CA1 Schools
  48. Graphic Design Schools in Hayward, CA1 Schools
  49. Graphic Design Schools in Chico, CA1 Schools
  50. Graphic Design Schools in Norwalk, CA1 Schools
  51. Graphic Design Schools in Napa, CA1 Schools
  52. Graphic Design Schools in Oroville, CA1 Schools
  53. Graphic Design Schools in Long Beach, CA1 Schools
  54. Graphic Design Schools in Palm Desert, CA1 Schools
  55. Graphic Design Schools in Visalia, CA1 Schools
  56. Graphic Design Schools in Pittsburg, CA1 Schools
  57. Graphic Design Schools in Susanville, CA1 Schools
  58. Graphic Design Schools in Monrovia, CA1 Schools
  59. Graphic Design Schools in Yucaipa, CA1 Schools
  60. Graphic Design Schools in Bakersfield, CA1 Schools
  61. Graphic Design Schools in Los Altos Hills, CA1 Schools
  62. Graphic Design Schools in Santa Maria, CA1 Schools
  63. Graphic Design Schools in Glendale, CA1 Schools
  64. Graphic Design Schools in Lancaster, CA1 Schools
  65. Graphic Design Schools in San Rafael, CA1 Schools
  66. Graphic Design Schools in Hollywood, CA1 Schools
  67. Graphic Design Schools in San Jacinto, CA1 Schools
  68. Graphic Design Schools in Cupertino, CA1 Schools
  69. Graphic Design Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  70. Graphic Design Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools
  71. Graphic Design Schools in Gilroy, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

California 26,390
National 192,240

Of all of the graphic design professionals that work in the US, approximately 14% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In California

27,080 28,390 30,340 27,990 26,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Graphic Design is a shrinking field in California. There were 690 less graphic design professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of graphic design professionals has shrunk by 3%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of graphic design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of graphic design professionals has grown by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Graphic Design VS. All Professions salaries in California

$49,620 $52,720 $55,670 $57,180 $57,240
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by graphic design professionals is increasing in California. In 2006 graphic design professionals made a mean salary of $49,620 per year, and in 2010 they made $57,240 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in California

10th percentile
$30,320
25th percentile
$39,290
50th percentile
$51,940
75th percentile
$70,370
90th percentile
$91,100

This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In California state, within the field of graphic design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid graphic design professionals earn 200% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in California

Art
$72,362
Computer Animation
$74,560
Design
$62,608
Graphic Design
$57,240
Visual Communications
$64,352
Web Design
$57,240

In California, graphic design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
89
bachelor
44
master
5
doctor
1
Certificate
104
Total243

As the number of graphic design professionals is decreasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 109 accredited graphic design schools in California state is increasing. In 2006, 1,352 students graduated from graphic design courses in California. And in 2010, 2,356 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in California by 74%. 43% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in California

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