Graphic Design Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 13 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 Washington State, which encompasses graphic design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

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  2. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  3. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  4. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  5. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  6. Everett Community College

    2000 Tower Street, Everett, Washington 98201

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  7. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  8. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  9. Lake Washington Technical College

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506

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  10. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  11. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  12. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  13. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Washington State 3,760
National 192,240

Of all of the graphic design professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Washington State

3,420 3,990 4,320 4,220 3,760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of graphic design is growing. In Washington State, 340 more graphic design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of graphic design has grown by 10% in Washington State. This growth 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 Washington State

$44,330 $45,660 $47,630 $49,610 $50,080
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington State, as the number of graphic design professionals is growing, the salaries earned by graphic design professionals are increasing. Graphic design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $44,330 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $50,080 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$30,510
25th percentile
$37,110
50th percentile
$46,840
75th percentile
$61,240
90th percentile
$76,560

Thus, there was a 11% growth in graphic design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of graphic design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid graphic design professionals earning 151% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Washington State

Art
$55,388
Computer Animation
$62,250
Design
$56,206
Graphic Design
$50,080
Visual Communications
$49,140
Web Design
$50,080

Graphic design professionals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
9
bachelor
6
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total20

As the number of graphic design professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 13 accredited graphic design schools in Washington State state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 288 graphic design graduates from graphic design courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 168 graduates.

Thus there was a 42% percent decrease in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 45%, graduated with an associate's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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