Graphic Design Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has 18 accredited graphic design schools where graphic design faculty who teach graphic design classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in graphic design in the state of Minnesota, which encompasses graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Bethany Lutheran College

    700 Luther Dr, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  2. Concordia College at Moorhead

    901 S 8th St, Moorhead, Minnesota 56562

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  3. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  4. The Art Institutes International Minnesota

    15 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

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  5. South Central College

    1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003-1920

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  6. Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

    1001 Chestnut St W, Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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  7. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

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  8. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

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  9. Brown College

    1440 Northland Dr, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120-1004

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  10. Northwestern College in Saint Paul

    3003 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113-1598

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  11. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    700 Terrace Heights, Winona, Minnesota 55987-1399

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  12. College of Visual Arts

    344 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-2199

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  13. Rasmussen College-Minnesota

    226 Park Avenue South, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-3713

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  14. Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College

    235 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-9808

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  15. Dunwoody College of Technology

    818 Dunwoody Blvd, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1192

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  16. Ridgewater College

    2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, Minnesota 56201

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  17. Minnesota School of Business-Elk River

    11500 193rd Ave NW, Elk River, Minnesota 55330

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Minnesota 5,160
National 192,240

Of all of the graphic design professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Minnesota

5,090 5,210 5,380 5,320 5,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Graphic Design is a growing field in Minnesota. In Minnesota, 70 more graphic design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of graphic design professionals has grown by 1%. This growth is slower than the national trend for graphic design professionals which shows a 1% increase in the number of graphic design professionals working around the nation.

Graphic Design VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$43,250 $44,770 $45,880 $46,220 $45,640
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Minnesota, 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 $43,250 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $45,640 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
$27,280
25th percentile
$33,280
50th percentile
$42,550
75th percentile
$54,430
90th percentile
$70,100

Thus, graphic design professionals' salaries grew by 5% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of graphic design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid graphic design professionals earning 157% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Art
$48,404
Computer Animation
$51,160
Design
$50,424
Graphic Design
$45,640
Visual Communications
$46,122
Web Design
$45,640

In Minnesota, graphic design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
13
bachelor
12
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total29

The number of students graduating from the 18 accredited graphic design schools in Minnesota is decreasing. In Minnesota, there were 223 graduates in 2006. And there were 196 graduates from graphic design courses in 2010.

This represents a 12% decrease in the number of graphic design degree or certificate school graduates in Minnesota state. A majority of these graduates, or 45%, graduated with an associate's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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