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Design Schools
In Columbus, Ohio

The city of Columbus has 9 schools where design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Columbus, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Columbus Vs. Ohio Design Employment

Columbus 3,030
Ohio 14,150

Exactly 3,030 of Ohio's 14,150 design professionals work in Columbus. The number of design professionals in Columbus has shrunk by 10% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of design professionals in Columbus has decreased, overall employment in Columbus has increased.

Columbus Vs. Ohio Design employment growth

16,490 16,500 16,370 14,870 14,150
3,370 3,200 3,510 3,360 3,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Ohio
  • Dark Yellow: Columbus

Design VS. All professions salaries in Columbus

$43,992 $50,401 $52,254 $53,753 $52,243
$39,200 $40,770 $42,460 $43,070 $43,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Columbus
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbus

Salaries for design professionals in Columbus have increased. Columbus design professionals made $52,243 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Columbus made an average salary of $43,992 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Columbus.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Columbus

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

Design professionals in Columbus make a median yearly salary of $45,542. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,552 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 222% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Columbus

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

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Columbus


There are 9 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Columbus' design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Columbus


Columbus' design schools offer 15 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Columbus


Approximately 286 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Columbus, Ohio

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