Graphic Design Schools In Washington DC

Graphic Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited graphic design schools in Washington DC. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of graphic design and graphic design training in Washington DC, which includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Corcoran College of Art and Design

    500 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006-4804

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Gallaudet University

    800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002-3695

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Washington DC 1,490
National 192,240

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

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Washington DC

1,410 1,610 1,540 1,540 1,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Graphic Design is a growing field in Washington DC. In Washington DC, 80 more graphic design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of graphic design has grown by 6% in Washington DC. This growth 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 Washington DC

$60,180 $64,520 $66,560 $68,110 $66,020
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
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 Washington DC. Graphic design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $60,180 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $66,020 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
$36,490
25th percentile
$46,140
50th percentile
$63,590
75th percentile
$85,590
90th percentile
$100,410

This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Washington DC, 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 175%

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Art
$75,677
Computer Animation
$62,670
Design
$62,458
Graphic Design
$66,020
Visual Communications
$62,690
Web Design
$66,020

In Washington DC, graphic design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC

associate
1
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total5

The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited graphic design schools in Washington DC is decreasing. In Washington DC, there were 48 graduates in 2006. And there were 47 graduates from graphic design courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC by 2%. Most of these graduates, or 80%, earned an bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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