Visual Communications Schools In Washington State

Visual Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 18 accredited visual communications schools in Washington State. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the visual communications academic community in Washington State, and the future trends in 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
  • PhD degree in Visual Communications


Schools

  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

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  2. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  3. Cornish College of the Arts

    1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, Washington 98121

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  4. ITT Technical Institute-Seattle

    12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100, Seattle, Washington 98168-2610

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  5. ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley

    13518 E Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216-1589

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  6. Perry Technical Institute

    2011 W Washington Ave., Yakima, Washington 98903-1296

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  7. Seattle Community College-Central Campus

    1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

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  8. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  9. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  10. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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  11. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  12. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  15. Northwest College of Art

    16301 Creative Dr NE, Poulsbo, Washington 98370

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  16. ITT Technical Institute-Everett

    1615 75th Street Sw, Suite 220, Everett, Washington 98203

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  17. DigiPen Institute of Technology

    9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, Washington 98052

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  18. International Academy of Design and Technology in Seattle

    645 Andover Park West, Seattle, Washington 98188-0000

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Washington State 5,000
National 270,000

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

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Washington State

4,540 5,240 5,600 5,390 5,000
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of visual communications is growing. There were 460 more visual communications professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 10%. 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 Washington State

$42,680 $45,370 $45,508 $48,530 $49,140
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to visual communications professionals are growing in Washington State. Visual communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $42,680 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,140 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$27,708
25th percentile
$35,092
50th percentile
$46,508
75th percentile
$58,698
90th percentile
$77,760

This represents a 13% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Washington State state, within the field of visual communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid visual communications professionals earn 181% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Washington State

Art
$55,388
Computer Animation
$62,250
Drafting
$58,465
Fashion Design
$69,700
Graphic Design
$50,080
Industrial Design
$60,070
Interior Design
$52,000
Visual Communications
$49,140
Web Design
$50,080

In Washington State, visual communications professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
10
bachelor
18
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
1
Total31

The number of students graduating from the 18 accredited visual communications schools in Washington State is increasing. In Washington State, there were 355 graduates in 2006. And there were 419 graduates from visual communications courses in 2010.

This represents a 18% increase in the number of visual communications degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. Most of these graduates, or 58%, earned a bachelor's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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