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Design Schools In Arkansas

Arkansas has 16 accredited design schools where design faculty who teach design classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Arkansas, and the future trends in design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


  1. Arkansas State University-Main Campus

    2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

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  2. University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

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  3. East Arkansas Community College

    1700 Newcastle Rd, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335

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  4. National Park Community College

    101 College Dr, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913

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  5. Harding University

    915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143

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  6. John Brown University

    2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761

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  7. Ouachita Baptist University

    410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71998-0001

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  8. University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton

    1537 University Blvd., Morrilton, Arkansas 72110

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  9. South Arkansas Community College

    300 S West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010

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  10. Southern Arkansas University Tech

    100 Carr Road, Camden, Arkansas 71701-1906

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  11. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

    5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649

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  12. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

    One College Dr, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091

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  13. ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock

    4520 S University Ave, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204-9925

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  14. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home

    1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

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  15. University of Phoenix-Little Rock Campus

    10800 Financial Centre Pkwy, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211-3552

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  16. University of Phoenix-Northwest Arkansas Campus

    903 N 47th St Barrington Centre 2, Rogers, Arkansas 72756-9615

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Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Design Employment

Arkansas 1,680
National 370,320

Of all of the design professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Arkansas.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Arkansas

1,910 2,020 2,010 1,850 1,680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, design is a shrinking field. There were 230 less design professionals working in Arkansas in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 12%. This decline is faster than the national trend for design professionals which shows a 8% decrease in the number of design professionals working around the nation.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$36,098 $36,060 $37,358 $37,263 $40,072
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Arkansas, as the number of design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by design professionals are increasing. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $36,098 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $40,072 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Arkansas

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 10% growth in design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid design professionals earning 174% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Arkansas state.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Game Design
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

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

Educational Trends

Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas


The number of students graduating from the 16 accredited design schools in Arkansas is increasing. In 2006, 99 students graduated from design courses in Arkansas. And in 2010, 186 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas by 88%. Most of these graduates, or 43%, earned an bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of design faculty in Arkansas, growth in the field of design academia and faculty salaries in Arkansas. If you are involved in teaching design courses to students at the certificate in design, associates degree in design, and bachelors degree in design levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future design faculty in Arkansas. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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