Graphic Design Schools In Virginia

There are 12 accredited graphic design schools in Virginia for faculty who teach graphic design classes to choose from. The trends in Virginia's graphic design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in graphic design includes graphic design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Graphic Design
  • Bachelors degree in Graphic Design


Schools

  1. Emory and Henry College

    30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947

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  2. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

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  3. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

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  4. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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  5. Virginia Intermont College

    1013 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201

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  6. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

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  7. ECPI College of Technology

    5555 Greenwich Rd Ste 300, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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  8. The Art Institute of Washington

    1820 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22209-1802

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  9. The Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia

    21000 Atlantic Blvd Ste 100, Sterling, Virginia 20166

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  10. The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

    4500 Main St Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Virginia 5,560
National 192,240

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

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Virginia

5,600 5,270 5,890 5,700 5,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Graphic Design is a shrinking field in Virginia. In Virginia, 40 less graphic design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of graphic design has shrunk by 1% in Virginia. This decline 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 Virginia

$45,940 $47,570 $49,160 $51,850 $51,900
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
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 Virginia. The mean salary for graphic design professionals in 2006 was $45,940 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $51,900 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$28,330
25th percentile
$35,490
50th percentile
$47,240
75th percentile
$65,870
90th percentile
$83,640

Thus, there was a 11% growth in graphic design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Virginia state, within the field of graphic design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid graphic design professionals earn 195% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Virginia

Art
$55,308
Computer Animation
$57,430
Design
$49,902
Graphic Design
$51,900
Visual Communications
$46,192
Web Design
$51,900

In Virginia, graphic design professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
7
bachelor
14
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total21

As the number of graphic design professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 12 accredited graphic design schools in Virginia state is increasing. In 2006 there were 158 graphic design graduates from graphic design courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 256 graduates.

Thus there was a 62% percent increase in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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