Interior Design Schools In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are 17 accredited schools where interior design classes faculty 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 North Carolina, 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. The Art Institute of Charlotte

    Three Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217-4536

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  2. Appalachian State University

    Boone, North Carolina 28608

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  3. Cape Fear Community College

    411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910

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  4. Carteret Community College

    3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557-2989

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  5. Central Piedmont Community College

    1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  6. East Carolina University

    East 5th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

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  7. Forsyth Technical Community College

    2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197

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  8. Halifax Community College

    100 College Drive, Weldon, North Carolina 27890

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  9. High Point University

    833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, North Carolina 27262-3598

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  10. Meredith College

    3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298

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  11. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    1000 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170

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  12. Queens University of Charlotte

    1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, North Carolina 28274-0001

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  13. Randolph Community College

    629 Industrial Pk Ave, Asheboro, North Carolina 27205

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  14. Salem College

    601 S Church St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

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  15. Western Piedmont Community College

    1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, North Carolina 28655-4511

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  16. Western Carolina University

    Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646

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  17. The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham

    410 Blackwell St, Ste 200, Durham, North Carolina 27701

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Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Interior Design Employment

North Carolina 1,020
National 40,120

Of all of the interior design professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In North Carolina

1,320 1,650 1,620 1,340 1,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of interior design professionals is shrinking in North Carolina. In North Carolina, 300 less interior design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 23%. This decline 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 North Carolina

$40,790 $43,100 $44,050 $45,940 $47,360
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of interior design professionals is declining, the salaries paid to interior design professionals are increasing in North Carolina. The mean salary for interior design professionals in 2006 was $40,790 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,360 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$28,620
25th percentile
$35,220
50th percentile
$43,430
75th percentile
$55,780
90th percentile
$72,760

Thus, interior design professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of North Carolina, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of interior design. The pay differential between the highest paid interior design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 154%

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Art
$52,802
Design
$46,424
Fashion Design
$0
Graphic Design
$43,550
Interior Design
$47,360

In North Carolina, interior design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Interior Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina

associate
8
bachelor
10
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
5
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As the number of interior design professionals is decreasing in North Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 17 accredited interior design schools in North Carolina state is increasing. In North Carolina, there were 254 graduates in 2006. And there were 308 graduates from interior design courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of interior design school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina by 21%. A majority of these graduates, or 42%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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