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Design Schools
In Asheville, North Carolina

Design faculty can choose to work at only one design school in Asheville. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Asheville, which includes design training at the design bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Asheville Vs. North Carolina Design Employment

Asheville 310
North Carolina 9,100

Of the 9,100 design professionals employed in North Carolina, 310 work in Asheville. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Asheville has shrunk by 42%. As the employment for design professionals in Asheville has decreased, overall employment in Asheville has increased.

Asheville Vs. North Carolina Design employment growth

9,010 9,640 10,140 9,810 9,100
530 540 520 370 310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Asheville

Design VS. All professions salaries in Asheville

$28,387 $41,328 $41,413 $42,145 $30,423
$33,210 $34,170 $35,050 $36,010 $36,840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Asheville
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Asheville

As the number of design professionals in Asheville has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $30,423 per year was earned by design professionals in Asheville. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Asheville was $28,387 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Asheville is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Asheville

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Design professionals make a median salary of $27,660 per year in Asheville. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $18,663 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $44,900 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Asheville

Interior Design
Graphic Design
Web Design
Visual Communications
Game Design

Asheville design professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Asheville


Many of Asheville's design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Asheville


There is one degree and certificate program in design offered by Asheville's design school.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Asheville


Approximately 27 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Asheville, North Carolina

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