Graphic Design Schools In Michigan

Michigan has 27 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 Michigan, and the future trends in graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Alpena Community College

    665 Johnson St, Alpena, Michigan 49707

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  2. Andrews University

    Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104

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  3. Central Michigan University

    Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859

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  4. Mott Community College

    1401 E Court St, Flint, Michigan 48503

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  5. College for Creative Studies

    201 E Kirby, Detroit, Michigan 48202

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  6. Ferris State University

    1201 S State St, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2251

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  7. Jackson Community College

    2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, Michigan 49201-8399

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  8. Kalamazoo Valley Community College

    6767 West O Ave, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49003-4070

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  9. Kellogg Community College

    450 North Ave, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-3397

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  10. Kirtland Community College

    10775 N Saint Helen Road, Roscommon, Michigan 48653

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  11. Lake Michigan College

    2755 E Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022-1899

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  12. Lansing Community College

    419 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48901-7210

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  13. Madonna University

    36600 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176

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  14. Mid Michigan Community College

    1375 S Clare Ave, Harrison, Michigan 48625-9447

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  15. Monroe County Community College

    1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Michigan 48161-9746

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  16. Muskegon Community College

    221 S Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, Michigan 49442-1432

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  17. North Central Michigan College

    1515 Howard St, Petoskey, Michigan 49770

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  18. Oakland Community College

    2480 Opdyke Rd, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304-2266

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  19. Saginaw Valley State University

    7400 Bay Rd, University Center, Michigan 48710

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  20. Schoolcraft College

    18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152-2696

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  21. Southwestern Michigan College

    58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047-9793

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  22. Specs Howard School of Media Arts

    19900 W Nine Mile Rd, Southfield, Michigan 48075

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  23. Washtenaw Community College

    4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105-4800

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  24. West Shore Community College

    3000 N Stiles Rd, Scottville, Michigan 49454-0277

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  25. Western Michigan University

    1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5167

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  26. International Academy of Design and Technology in Troy

    1850 Research Drive, Troy, Michigan 48083

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  27. The Art Institute of Michigan

    28125 Cabot Drive, Suite 120, Novi, Michigan 48377-2985

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Michigan Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Michigan 4,850
National 192,240

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

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Michigan

6,160 6,690 5,080 5,050 4,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Michigan, graphic design is a shrinking field. There were 1,310 less graphic design professionals working in Michigan in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 21% decline in the field. 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 Michigan

$46,010 $47,010 $43,460 $42,980 $42,220
$45,563 $47,071 $48,208 $48,728 $49,286
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to graphic design professionals are declining in Michigan. The mean salary for graphic design professionals in 2006 was $46,010 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $42,220 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Michigan

10th percentile
$23,470
25th percentile
$29,990
50th percentile
$38,940
75th percentile
$52,160
90th percentile
$64,210

This represents a 9% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 174% pay differential between the highest paid graphic design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of graphic design in Michigan.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Michigan

Art
$49,462
Computer Animation
$56,020
Design
$49,267
Graphic Design
$42,220
Visual Communications
$49,630
Web Design
$42,220

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
21
bachelor
11
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
14
Total46

The number of students graduating from the 27 accredited graphic design schools in Michigan is increasing. In 2006 there were 323 graphic design graduates from graphic design courses in Michigan and in 2010 there were 587 graduates.

This represents a 82% increase in the number of graphic design degree or certificate school graduates in Michigan state. A majority of these graduates, or 46%, graduated with a associate's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Michigan

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