Graphic Design Schools In Connecticut

Graphic Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited graphic design schools in Connecticut. The trends in Connecticut's 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. University of Bridgeport

    126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-5620

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  2. University of Hartford

    200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-1599

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  3. Norwalk Community College

    188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

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  4. Gateway Community College in New Haven

    60 Sargent Dr, New Haven, Connecticut 06511

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Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Connecticut 2,520
National 192,240

Of all of the graphic design professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Connecticut.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Connecticut

2,650 2,680 2,980 2,660 2,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of graphic design professionals is shrinking in Connecticut. In Connecticut, 130 less graphic design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Connecticut, this field has shrunk by 5% in four years. 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 Connecticut

$47,580 $50,190 $53,500 $55,780 $57,040
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by graphic design professionals is increasing in Connecticut. Graphic design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $47,580 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $57,040 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Connecticut

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 17% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of graphic design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid graphic design professionals earning 192% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Connecticut state.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Connecticut

Computer Animation
Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited graphic design schools in Connecticut is decreasing. In 2006 there were 22 graphic design graduates from graphic design courses in Connecticut and in 2010 there were 20 graduates.

Thus there was a 9% percent decrease in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Connecticut. 50% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of graphic design faculty in Connecticut, growth in the field of graphic design academia and faculty salaries in Connecticut. If you are involved in teaching graphic design courses to students at the certificate in graphic design, associates degree in graphic design, and bachelors degree in graphic design levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future graphic design faculty in Connecticut. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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