Graphic Design Schools In South Carolina

Graphic Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 6 accredited graphic design schools in South Carolina. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in graphic design in the state of South Carolina, which encompasses graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Charleston Southern University

    9200 University Blvd, Charleston, South Carolina 29410-8087

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  2. Coker College

    300 E College Ave, Hartsville, South Carolina 29550

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  3. Limestone College

    1115 College Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina 29340-3799

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  4. Coastal Carolina University

    108 James P. Blanton Circle, Conway, South Carolina 29526

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  5. South University-Columbia

    9 Science Court, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

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  6. The Art Institute of Charleston

    24 N. Market St, Charleston, South Carolina 29401

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

South Carolina 1,760
National 192,240

Of all of the graphic design professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in South Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In South Carolina

1,800 1,760 1,960 1,800 1,760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, the field of graphic design is shrinking. There were 40 less graphic design professionals working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% decline in the field. 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 South Carolina

$35,560 $39,110 $40,130 $39,660 $41,330
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
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 South Carolina. Graphic design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $35,560 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $41,330 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in South Carolina

10th percentile
$22,250
25th percentile
$29,720
50th percentile
$38,520
75th percentile
$48,870
90th percentile
$63,480

Thus, graphic design professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 185% 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 South Carolina.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Art
$43,134
Computer Animation
$45,970
Design
$42,946
Graphic Design
$41,330
Visual Communications
$35,042
Web Design
$41,330

Graphic design professionals in South Carolina earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina

associate
2
bachelor
6
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total8

The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited graphic design schools in South Carolina is increasing. In 2006 there were 22 graphic design graduates from graphic design courses in South Carolina and in 2010 there were 34 graduates.

This represents a 55% increase in the number of graphic design degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. A majority of these graduates, or 75%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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