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Design Schools
In Columbia, Missouri

The city of Columbia has 2 schools where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Columbia's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the design bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Missouri Design Employment

Columbia 170
Missouri 7,000

Exactly 170 of Missouri's 7,000 design professionals work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Columbia, there has been a 6% growth in the number of design professionals. As the number of design professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. Missouri Design employment growth

8,180 8,510 8,410 7,710 7,000
160 150 160 200 170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Design VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$45,345 $31,430 $39,525 $34,480 $36,903
$33,560 $35,700 $36,610 $37,570 $36,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

Salaries for design professionals in Columbia have decreased. In 2010 Columbia design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $36,903. Design professionals in Columbia made a yearly average salary of $45,345, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Columbia

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Design professionals make a median salary of $33,860 per year in Columbia. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 120%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $24,900 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $54,710 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Columbia

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Interior Design
Game Design

On average design professionals in Columbia earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Columbia.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's design professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 5 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Columbia's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 28 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Missouri

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