Interior Design Schools In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has 11 accredited interior design schools where interior design faculty who teach interior design classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in interior design in the state of Massachusetts, which encompasses interior design training at the following levels:

  • Interior Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Interior Design
  • Bachelors degree in Interior Design
  • Masters degree in Interior Design


Schools

  1. Atlantic Union College

    338 Main St, South Lancaster, Massachusetts 01561-1000

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  2. Bay Path College

    588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

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  3. Becker College

    61 Sever St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2165

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  4. Endicott College

    376 Hale Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

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  5. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

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  6. Massachusetts Bay Community College

    50 Oakland St, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481-5399

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  7. Mount Ida College

    777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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  8. Newbury College-Brookline

    129 Fisher Ave, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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  9. The New England Institute of Art

    10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445-7295

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  10. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  11. Wentworth Institute of Technology

    550 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Interior Design Employment

Massachusetts 940
National 40,120

Approximately 2% of the country's interior design professionals work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In Massachusetts

1,940 1,810 1,790 1,250 940
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of interior design professionals is shrinking in Massachusetts. There were 1,000 less interior design professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of interior design has shrunk by 52% in Massachusetts. This is faster than the trend for interior design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 23% between 2006 and 2010.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$59,660 $61,260 $60,370 $58,430 $57,330
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Massachusetts, as the number of interior design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by interior design professionals are decreasing. The mean salary for interior design professionals in 2006 was $59,660 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,330 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$34,860
25th percentile
$42,300
50th percentile
$50,810
75th percentile
$68,520
90th percentile
$86,950

Thus, interior design professionals' salaries declined by 4% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Massachusetts state, within the field of interior design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid interior design professionals earn 149% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Art
$58,800
Design
$57,634
Fashion Design
$55,240
Graphic Design
$52,170
Interior Design
$57,330

Interior design professionals in Massachusetts earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
9
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total13

The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited interior design schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In Massachusetts, there were 164 graduates in 2006. And there were 176 graduates from interior design courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of interior design school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 7%. A majority of these graduates, or 69%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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