Interior Design Schools In Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there are 13 accredited schools where interior design classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the interior design academic community in Pennsylvania, and the future trends in interior design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. The Art Institutes of York-PA

    1409 Williams Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17402-9012

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  2. The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-5198

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  3. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1328

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  4. Arcadia University

    450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038-3295

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  5. Drexel University

    3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

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  6. Harcum College

    750 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-3470

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  7. Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

    1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098

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  8. Lehigh Carbon Community College

    4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598

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  9. Marywood University

    2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509-1598

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  10. Mercyhurst College

    501 E 38th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16546

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  11. Moore College of Art and Design

    20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1179

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  12. Northampton County Area Community College

    3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599

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  13. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

    1400 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-4332

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Interior Design Employment

Pennsylvania 1,390
National 40,120

Of all of the interior design professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Pennsylvania.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In Pennsylvania

1,470 1,450 1,670 1,710 1,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of interior design professionals is shrinking in Pennsylvania. In 2010 there were 80 less interior design professionals working in Pennsylvania than there were in 2006. Thus, in Pennsylvania, this field has shrunk by 5% in four years. This is slower 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 Pennsylvania

$45,020 $51,350 $45,290 $47,100 $44,420
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
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 decreasing in Pennsylvania. The mean salary for interior design professionals in 2006 was $45,020 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $44,420 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$21,720
25th percentile
$31,510
50th percentile
$40,280
75th percentile
$54,710
90th percentile
$72,750

This represents a decline in salaries of 1%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. There is a 235% pay differential between the highest paid interior design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of interior design in Pennsylvania.

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Art
$52,860
Design
$49,751
Fashion Design
$52,790
Graphic Design
$43,470
Interior Design
$44,420

In Pennsylvania, interior design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
7
bachelor
9
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total21

As the number of interior design professionals is decreasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 13 accredited interior design schools in Pennsylvania state is decreasing. In 2006, 525 students graduated from interior design courses in Pennsylvania. And in 2010, 336 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of interior design school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania by 36%. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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