Industrial Design Schools In Michigan

Michigan has 7 accredited industrial design schools where industrial design faculty who teach industrial design classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in industrial design in the state of Michigan, which encompasses industrial design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Industrial Design
  • Bachelors degree in Industrial Design
  • Masters degree in Industrial Design


Schools

  1. Cranbrook Academy of Art

    39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

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  2. College for Creative Studies

    201 E Kirby, Detroit, Michigan 48202

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  3. Ferris State University

    1201 S State St, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2251

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  4. Kellogg Community College

    450 North Ave, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-3397

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  5. Kirtland Community College

    10775 N Saint Helen Road, Roscommon, Michigan 48653

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  6. Northern Michigan University

    1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, Michigan 49855

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  7. Western Michigan University

    1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5167

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Michigan Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Michigan 4,000
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals in the country, nearly 14% are in the state of Michigan.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Michigan

5,450 5,800 5,060 4,530 4,000
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Michigan, industrial design is a shrinking field. 1,450 less industrial design professionals were working in Michigan in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of industrial design has shrunk by 27% in Michigan. This decline is faster than the change in the number of industrial design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 15% from 2006 to 2010.

Industrial Design VS. All Professions salaries in Michigan

$69,440 $69,920 $71,360 $71,660 $72,000
$45,563 $47,071 $48,208 $48,728 $49,286
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by industrial design professionals is increasing in Michigan. Industrial design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $69,440 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $72,000 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Michigan

10th percentile
$40,380
25th percentile
$54,290
50th percentile
$75,520
75th percentile
$89,190
90th percentile
$103,220

This represents a growth in salaries of 4%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Michigan state, within the field of industrial design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid industrial design professionals earn 156% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Michigan

Architecture
$63,567
Art
$49,462
Civil Engineering
$57,977
Design
$49,267
Drafting
$49,305
Graphic Design
$42,220
Industrial Design
$72,000
Mechanical Engineering
$65,468

Industrial design professionals in Michigan earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Industrial Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Michigan

associate
3
bachelor
3
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total8

As the number of industrial design professionals is decreasing in Michigan state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited industrial design schools in Michigan state is decreasing. In Michigan, there were 107 graduates in 2006. And there were 83 graduates from industrial design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 22% percent decrease in the number of industrial design school degree or certificate graduates in Michigan. Most of these graduates, or 38%, earned a associate's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Michigan

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