Visual Communications Schools In Minnesota

There are 26 accredited visual communications schools in Minnesota for faculty who teach visual communications classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in visual communications in the state of Minnesota, which encompasses visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Visual Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Visual Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications
  • Masters degree in Visual Communications


Schools

  1. Academy College

    1101 E. 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55420-1554

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  2. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    1601 Jefferson Streeet, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

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  3. Bemidji State University

    1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

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  4. Central Lakes College-Brainerd

    501 West College Drive, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401-3900

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  5. Concordia University-Saint Paul

    275 Syndicate Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-5494

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  6. Dakota County Technical College

    1300 145th Street East, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068-2999

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  7. Duluth Business University

    4724 Mike Colalillo Drive, Dultuh, Minnesota 55807

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  8. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

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  9. Hamline University

    1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-1284

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  10. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  11. The Art Institutes International Minnesota

    15 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

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  12. South Central College

    1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003-1920

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  13. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

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  14. Minneapolis Business College

    1711 W County Rd B, Roseville, Minnesota 55113-0000

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  15. Minneapolis College of Art and Design

    2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

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  16. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

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  17. University of Minnesota-Duluth

    515 Darland Administration Bldg, Duluth, Minnesota 55812

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  18. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  19. North Hennepin Community College

    7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  20. Brown College

    1440 Northland Dr, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120-1004

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  21. Rochester Community and Technical College

    851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

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  22. College of Visual Arts

    344 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-2199

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  23. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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  24. Ridgewater College

    2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, Minnesota 56201

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  25. Century Community and Technical College

    3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

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  26. ITT Technical Institute-Eden Prairie

    8911 Columbine Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Minnesota 6,360
National 270,000

Approximately 2% of the country's visual communications professionals work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Minnesota

6,080 6,270 6,710 6,770 6,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, the field of visual communications is growing. 280 more visual communications professionals were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 5%. This is faster than the trend for visual communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$42,383 $42,548 $44,640 $44,400 $46,122
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The amount earned by visual communications professionals is increasing in Minnesota. In 2006 visual communications professionals made a mean salary of $42,383 per year, and in 2010 they made $46,122 per year.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
$25,382
25th percentile
$32,480
50th percentile
$42,670
75th percentile
$56,440
90th percentile
$70,328

This represents a 8% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of visual communications, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid visual communications professionals earning 177% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Art
$48,404
Computer Animation
$51,160
Drafting
$49,540
Fashion Design
$57,460
Graphic Design
$45,640
Industrial Design
$53,040
Interior Design
$49,610
Visual Communications
$46,122
Web Design
$45,640

Visual communications professionals in Minnesota earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Minnesota

associate
21
bachelor
13
master
1
doctor
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Certificate
15
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As the number of visual communications professionals is increasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 26 accredited visual communications schools in Minnesota state is decreasing. In 2006, 639 students graduated from visual communications courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 481 students graduated.

Thus there was a 25% percent decrease in the number of visual communications school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota. 42% of these graduates received a associate's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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