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Design Schools
In Blacksburg, Virginia

The city of Blacksburg has only one school where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Blacksburg, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Blacksburg Vs. Virginia Design Employment

Blacksburg 80
Virginia 9,410

Of the 9,410 design professionals employed in Virginia, 80 work in Blacksburg. Between 2006 and 2010, in Blacksburg, there has been a 100% growth in the number of design professionals. As the employment for design professionals in Blacksburg has increased, overall employment in Blacksburg has also increased.

Blacksburg Vs. Virginia Design employment growth

10,680 10,070 10,260 9,840 9,410
40 90 100 70 80
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Virginia
  • Dark Yellow: Blacksburg

Design VS. All professions salaries in Blacksburg

$26,340 $27,530 $29,355 $42,820 $47,290
$32,970 $35,530 $38,220 $38,820 $38,630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Blacksburg
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Blacksburg

As the number of design professionals in Blacksburg has grown, salaries for design professionals have also increased. In 2010 Blacksburg design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $47,290. The average salary for design professionals in Blacksburg was $26,340 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Blacksburg.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Blacksburg

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90th percentile

Blacksburg design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $43,020. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $29,090 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 151% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Blacksburg

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Game Design

Design professional salaries in Blacksburg are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Blacksburg


There is only one accredited design school in the city. Many of Blacksburg's design professionals are graduates of this school.

Design Programs Offered In Blacksburg


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Blacksburg's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Blacksburg


Approximately 49 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Blacksburg, Virginia

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