Graphic Design Schools In Pennsylvania

Graphic Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 36 accredited graphic design schools in Pennsylvania. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the graphic design academic community in Pennsylvania, and the future trends in graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Community College of Allegheny County

    800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895

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  2. The Art Institutes of York-PA

    1409 Williams Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17402-9012

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  3. The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-5198

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  4. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1328

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  5. Bucks County Community College

    275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106

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  6. Butler County Community College

    College Drive Oak Hills, Butler, Pennsylvania 16003-1203

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  7. Cabrini College

    610 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087-3698

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  8. California University of Pennsylvania

    250 University Ave, California, Pennsylvania 15419-1394

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  9. Carnegie Mellon University

    5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Douglas Education Center

    130 7th St, Monessen, Pennsylvania 15062

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  11. Drexel University

    3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    88 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

    200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18301-2999

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  13. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

    1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999

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  14. Lansdale School of Business

    290 Wissahickon Avenue, North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454

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  15. Lehigh Carbon Community College

    4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598

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  16. Luzerne County Community College

    1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899

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  17. Marywood University

    2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-1598

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  18. Mercyhurst College

    501 E 38th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16546

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  19. Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus

    340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-0796

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  20. Moore College of Art and Design

    20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1179

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  21. Northampton County Area Community College

    3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599

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  22. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

    201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1589

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. University of Pennsylvania

    1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6303

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  24. Philadelphia University

    School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497

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  25. The University of the Arts

    320 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-4901

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  26. Pittsburgh Technical Institute

    1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, Pennsylvania 15071

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  27. Saint Vincent College

    300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650-2690

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  28. South Hills School of Business & Technology

    480 Waupelani Dr, State College, Pennsylvania 16801-4516

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  29. Susquehanna University

    514 University Ave, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania 17870-1025

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  30. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

    750 E King St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602-3198

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  31. Temple University

    1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  32. Westmoreland County Community College

    145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, Pennsylvania 15697-1895

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  33. Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

    1500 Fourth Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602-3616

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  34. Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center

    445 Schoolhouse Rd, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904

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  35. Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

    1730 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, Pennsylvania 17584

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  36. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

    1400 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-4332

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Pennsylvania 7,830
National 192,240

Of all of the graphic design professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Pennsylvania

7,990 8,470 8,560 8,120 7,830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Graphic Design is a shrinking field in Pennsylvania. There were 160 less graphic design professionals working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of graphic design professionals has shrunk by 2%. This decline is faster 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 Pennsylvania

$39,520 $40,770 $42,450 $42,870 $43,470
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Pennsylvania, 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 $39,520 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $43,470 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$25,140
25th percentile
$32,210
50th percentile
$40,510
75th percentile
$51,270
90th percentile
$65,970

Thus, there was a 9% growth in graphic design professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Pennsylvania state, within the field of graphic design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid graphic design professionals earn 162% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Art
$52,860
Computer Animation
$50,180
Design
$49,751
Graphic Design
$43,470
Visual Communications
$42,310
Web Design
$43,470

In Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania

associate
18
bachelor
21
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
10
Total53

As the number of graphic design professionals is decreasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 36 accredited graphic design schools in Pennsylvania state is increasing. In Pennsylvania, there were 525 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,214 graduates from graphic design courses in 2010.

This represents a 131% increase in the number of graphic design degree or certificate school graduates in Pennsylvania state. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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