Interior Design Schools In California

Interior Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 55 accredited interior design schools in California. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the interior design academic community in California, and the future trends in interior design training at the following levels:

  • Interior Design Certificate
  • Certificate in Interior Design from Penn Foster Career School
  • Associates degree in Interior Design
  • Bachelors degree in Interior Design


Schools

  1. Academy of Art University

    79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105

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  2. Allan Hancock College

    800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

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  3. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  4. Antelope Valley College

    3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, California 93536-5426

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  5. Butte College

    3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399

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  6. California College of the Arts

    5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1487

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  7. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  8. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

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  9. Canada College

    4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, California 94061-1099

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  10. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

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  11. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545

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  12. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  13. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  14. Cuesta College

    Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

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  15. Design Institute of San Diego

    8555 Commerce Ave, San Diego, California 92121

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  16. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

    919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015-1421

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  17. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

    55 Stockton St, San Francisco, California 94108-5805

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  18. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  19. Interior Designers Institute

    1061 Camelback Rd, Newport Beach, California 92660

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  20. The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108-4423

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  21. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  22. Los Angeles Mission College

    13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, California 91342-3245

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  23. The Art Institute of California-San Francisco

    1170 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102-4908

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  24. Kaplan College-Sacramento Campus

    4330 Watt Ave., Suite 400, Sacramento, California 95821

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  25. College of Marin

    835 College Ave, Kentfield, California 94904-2590

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  26. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  27. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  28. Moorpark College

    7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, California 93021-1695

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  29. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  30. Ohlone Community College

    43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California 94539-0390

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  31. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  32. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  33. Point Loma Nazarene University

    3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899

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  34. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  35. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  36. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  37. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  38. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  39. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  40. Santa Monica College

    1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628

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  41. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  42. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197

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  43. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  44. Las Positas College

    3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, California 94551-7650

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  45. The Art Institute of California-Hollywood

    5250 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601

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  46. The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles

    2900 31st St, Santa Monica, California 90405-3035

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  47. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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  48. The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire

    674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408-2800

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  49. The Art Institute of California-Sacramento

    2850 Gateway Oaks Dr-Ste 100, Sacramento, California 95833

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  50. International Academy of Design and Technology in Sacramento

    2450 Del Paso Road-St 250, Sacramento, California 95834

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  51. The Art Institute of California_??_??_Sunnyvale

    1120 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, California 94086

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Cities

  1. Interior Design Schools in San Francisco, CA5 Schools
  2. Interior Design Schools in Sacramento, CA5 Schools
  3. Interior Design Schools in San Diego, CA4 Schools
  4. Interior Design Schools in Los Angeles, CA2 Schools
  5. Interior Design Schools in Santa Monica, CA2 Schools
  6. Interior Design Schools in Long Beach, CA2 Schools
  7. Interior Design Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  8. Interior Design Schools in Redwood City, CA1 Schools
  9. Interior Design Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  10. Interior Design Schools in Sunnyvale, CA1 Schools
  11. Interior Design Schools in San Bernardino, CA1 Schools
  12. Interior Design Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  13. Interior Design Schools in Fairfield, CA1 Schools
  14. Interior Design Schools in Newport Beach, CA1 Schools
  15. Interior Design Schools in Fremont, CA1 Schools
  16. Interior Design Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  17. Interior Design Schools in Hayward, CA1 Schools
  18. Interior Design Schools in Santa Ana, CA1 Schools
  19. Interior Design Schools in Livermore, CA1 Schools
  20. Interior Design Schools in Anaheim, CA1 Schools
  21. Interior Design Schools in Oakland, CA1 Schools
  22. Interior Design Schools in Fullerton, CA1 Schools
  23. Interior Design Schools in Saratoga, CA1 Schools
  24. Interior Design Schools in Moorpark, CA1 Schools
  25. Interior Design Schools in San Jose, CA1 Schools
  26. Interior Design Schools in Torrance, CA1 Schools
  27. Interior Design Schools in Santa Barbara, CA1 Schools
  28. Interior Design Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools
  29. Interior Design Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA1 Schools
  30. Interior Design Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  31. Interior Design Schools in Hollywood, CA1 Schools
  32. Interior Design Schools in Santa Maria, CA1 Schools
  33. Interior Design Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  34. Interior Design Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  35. Interior Design Schools in Lancaster, CA1 Schools
  36. Interior Design Schools in Oroville, CA1 Schools
  37. Interior Design Schools in Upland, CA1 Schools
  38. Interior Design Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Interior Design Employment

California 5,360
National 40,120

Of all of the interior design professionals that work in the US, approximately 13% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In California

5,010 5,560 6,500 5,700 5,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, interior design is a growing field. 350 more interior design professionals were working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 7% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the national trend for interior design professionals which shows a 23% decrease in the number of interior design professionals working around the nation.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in California

$55,340 $57,910 $57,300 $58,120 $56,240
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by interior design professionals is increasing in California. The mean salary for interior design professionals in 2006 was $55,340 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $56,240 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in California

10th percentile
$26,190
25th percentile
$36,530
50th percentile
$50,880
75th percentile
$71,810
90th percentile
$90,290

Thus, there was a 2% growth in interior design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In California state, within the field of interior design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid interior design professionals earn 245% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in California

Art
$72,362
Design
$62,608
Fashion Design
$72,500
Graphic Design
$57,240
Interior Design
$56,240

Interior design professionals in California earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Interior Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
36
bachelor
22
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
49
Total108

The number of students graduating from the 55 accredited interior design schools in California is increasing. In California, there were 1,096 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,225 graduates from interior design courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of interior design school degree or certificate graduates in California by 12%. 45% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in California

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