Industrial Design Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there is only one accredited school where industrial design classes faculty 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 Virginia, which encompasses industrial design training at the industrial design bachelors degree level.


  1. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Virginia 410
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Virginia

660 310 290 350 410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of industrial design professionals is shrinking in Virginia. There were 250 less industrial design professionals working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 38%. This is faster than the trend for industrial design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Industrial Design VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$54,660 $51,530 $57,120 $55,950 $56,740
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of industrial design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by industrial design professionals are increasing. The mean salary for industrial design professionals in 2006 was $54,660 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $56,740 per year.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Virginia

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 4%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Virginia state, within the field of industrial design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid industrial design professionals earn 232% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Virginia

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Virginia, industrial design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the only accredited industrial design school in Virginia is decreasing. In 2006 there were 22 industrial design graduates from industrial design courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 22 graduates.

Thus there was a 0% percent decrease in the number of industrial design school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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