Graphic Design Schools In New Jersey

In New Jersey, there are 10 accredited schools where graphic design classes faculty 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 New Jersey, which encompasses graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

New Jersey Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

New Jersey 5,650
National 192,240

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

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In New Jersey

6,150 6,150 6,460 6,260 5,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Jersey, graphic design is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 500 less graphic design professionals working in New Jersey than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of graphic design has shrunk by 8% in New Jersey. This decline 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 New Jersey

$48,210 $49,040 $49,590 $50,850 $50,720
$50,031 $52,191 $53,328 $54,026 $55,877
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In New Jersey, as the number of graphic design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by graphic design professionals are increasing. The mean salary for graphic design professionals in 2006 was $48,210 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $50,720 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in New Jersey

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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 184% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Jersey state.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in New Jersey

Computer Animation
Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

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

Educational Trends

Graphic Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Jersey


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited graphic design schools in New Jersey is decreasing. In 2006, 157 students graduated from graphic design courses in New Jersey. And in 2010, 145 students graduated.

Thus there was a 8% percent decrease in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in New Jersey. 64% of these graduates received a associate's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in New Jersey

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The number of graphic design faculty, growth in the field of graphic design academia and graphic design faculty salaries in New Jersey, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching graphic design courses to students at the certificate in graphic design, associates degree in graphic design, and bachelors degree in graphic design levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future graphic design faculty in New Jersey. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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