Graphic Design Schools In Iowa

Iowa has 8 accredited graphic design schools where graphic design faculty who teach graphic design classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the graphic design academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Briar Cliff University

    3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, Iowa 51104

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  2. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  3. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  4. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

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  5. Morningside College

    1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106-1751

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  6. Mount Mercy University

    1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-4797

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  7. Ashford University

    400 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967

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  8. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Iowa 1,960
National 192,240

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

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Iowa

1,940 2,170 2,210 2,140 1,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Graphic Design is a growing field in Iowa. In Iowa, 20 more graphic design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of graphic design has grown by 1% in Iowa. This growth is slower 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 Iowa

$34,360 $35,220 $37,550 $38,730 $39,710
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Iowa, as the number of graphic design professionals is growing, the salaries earned by graphic design professionals are increasing. The mean salary for graphic design professionals in 2006 was $34,360 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,710 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$22,970
25th percentile
$28,640
50th percentile
$37,170
75th percentile
$47,600
90th percentile
$60,310

Thus, graphic design professionals' salaries grew by 13% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Iowa, 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 163%

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Iowa

Art
$50,792
Computer Animation
$56,660
Design
$45,685
Graphic Design
$39,710
Visual Communications
$37,130
Web Design
$39,710

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
8
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total9

The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited graphic design schools in Iowa is decreasing. In 2006, 125 students graduated from graphic design courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 117 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 6%. Most of these graduates, or 89%, earned a bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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