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Design Schools In Connecticut

Connecticut has 18 accredited design schools where design faculty who teach design classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design training in Connecticut, which includes design training at the following levels:


  1. Asnuntuck Community College

    170 Elm St, Enfield, Connecticut 06082

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  2. University of Bridgeport

    126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-5620

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  3. Central Connecticut State University

    1615 Stanley St, New Britain, Connecticut 06050

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  4. University of Hartford

    200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-1599

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  5. Housatonic Community College

    900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-4704

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  6. Sanford-Brown College-Farmington

    270 Farmington Ave, Suite 245, Farmington, Connecticut 06032

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  7. Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

    84 Lyme St, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371

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  8. Manchester Community College in Manchester in Great Path

    Great Path, Manchester, Connecticut 06040

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  9. Mitchell College

    437 Pequot Avenue, New London, Connecticut 06320

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  10. Three Rivers Community College in Norwich

    574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, Connecticut 06360

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  11. University of New Haven

    300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516

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  12. Norwalk Community College

    188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

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  13. Northwestern Connecticut Community College

    Park Pl E, Winsted, Connecticut 06098

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  14. Paier College of Art Inc

    20 Gorham Ave, Hamden, Connecticut 06514-3902

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  15. Quinnipiac University

    Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, Connecticut 06518

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  16. Gateway Community College in New Haven

    60 Sargent Dr, New Haven, Connecticut 06511

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  17. Tunxis Community College

    271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, Connecticut 06032-3187

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  18. Yale University

    New Haven, Connecticut 06520

    3 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Design Employment

Connecticut 4,990
National 370,320

Approximately 1% of the country's design professionals work in Connecticut state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Connecticut

4,830 5,150 6,050 5,350 4,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of design professionals is growing in Connecticut. There were 60 more design professionals working in Connecticut in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of design has grown by 1% in Connecticut. This is slower than the trend for design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Connecticut

$51,717 $56,214 $55,024 $58,576 $58,195
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Connecticut, as the number of design professionals is growing, the salaries earned by design professionals are increasing. In 2006 design professionals made a mean salary of $51,717 per year, and in 2010 they made $58,195 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Connecticut

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

This represents a 11% growth in 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 217% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Connecticut state.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Connecticut

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

In Connecticut, 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 Connecticut


The number of students graduating from the 18 accredited design schools in Connecticut is decreasing. In 2006, 378 students graduated from design courses in Connecticut. And in 2010, 223 students graduated.

This represents a 41% decrease in the number of design degree or certificate school graduates in Connecticut state. A majority of these graduates, or 33%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of design faculty in Connecticut, growth in the field of design academia and faculty salaries in Connecticut. If you are involved in teaching design courses to students at the certificate in design, associates degree in design, bachelors degree in design, and masters 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 Connecticut. 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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