Graphic Design Schools In Rhode Island

Graphic Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited graphic design schools in Rhode Island. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in graphic design in the state of Rhode Island, which encompasses graphic design training at the following levels:


  1. Johnson & Wales University

    8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3703

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  2. New England Institute of Technology

    2500 Post Rd, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-2244

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  3. Rhode Island School of Design

    2 College St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Rhode Island 570
National 192,240

Approximately 0% of the country's graphic design professionals work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Rhode Island

830 720 640 620 570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of graphic design professionals is shrinking in Rhode Island. There were 260 less graphic design professionals working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Rhode Island, this field has shrunk by 31% in four years. 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 Rhode Island

$44,430 $44,700 $49,800 $51,170 $52,040
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of graphic design professionals is declining, the salaries paid to graphic design professionals are increasing in Rhode Island. The mean salary for graphic design professionals in 2006 was $44,430 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $52,040 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Rhode Island

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 15%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Rhode Island state, within the field of graphic design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid graphic design professionals earn 131% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

In Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island


As the number of graphic design professionals is decreasing in Rhode Island state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited graphic design schools in Rhode Island state is increasing. In Rhode Island, there were 142 graduates in 2006. And there were 182 graduates from graphic design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 28% percent increase in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island. 50% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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