Graphic Design Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 23 accredited schools where graphic design classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the graphic design academic community in Massachusetts, and the future trends in graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  2. Assumption College

    500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296

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  3. Becker College

    61 Sever St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2165

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  4. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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  5. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  6. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  7. Curry College

    1071 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, Massachusetts 02186-2395

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  8. Emmanuel College in Boston

    400 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  9. Gibbs College-Boston

    126 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  10. Lasell College

    1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466

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  11. Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    621 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5882

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  12. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  13. Merrimack College

    315 Turnpike St, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

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  14. Montserrat College of Art

    23 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915-4508

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  15. Mount Wachusett Community College

    444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000

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  16. Newbury College-Brookline

    129 Fisher Ave, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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  17. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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  18. The New England Institute of Art

    10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445-7295

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  19. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

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  20. Quinsigamond Community College

    670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606-2092

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  21. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

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  22. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

    285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300

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  23. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Massachusetts 5,530
National 192,240

Of all of the graphic design professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Massachusetts.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Massachusetts

4,980 5,320 5,580 5,420 5,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of graphic design professionals is growing in Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, 550 more graphic design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Massachusetts, this field has grown by 11% in four years. 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 Massachusetts

$47,620 $48,600 $48,980 $51,290 $52,170
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by graphic design professionals is increasing in Massachusetts. In 2006 graphic design professionals made a mean salary of $47,620 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,170 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$30,800
25th percentile
$37,920
50th percentile
$49,380
75th percentile
$63,140
90th percentile
$76,430

This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Massachusetts, 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 148%

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Art
$58,800
Computer Animation
$59,670
Design
$57,634
Graphic Design
$52,170
Visual Communications
$50,345
Web Design
$52,170

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
6
bachelor
16
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total28

As the number of graphic design professionals is increasing in Massachusetts state, the number of students graduating from the 23 accredited graphic design schools in Massachusetts state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 267 graphic design graduates from graphic design courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 378 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 42%. 57% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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