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Design Schools In Delaware

Delaware has 4 accredited design schools where design faculty who teach design classes can find employment. The trends in Delaware's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


  1. Delaware Technical and Community College-Terry

    100 Campus Drive, Dover, Delaware 19901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Delaware

    Newark, Delaware 19716

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Wilmington University

    320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, Delaware 19720

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Delaware College of Art and Design

    600 N Market St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801-3007

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Delaware Vs. National Design Employment

Delaware 640
National 370,320

Approximately 0% of the country's design professionals work in Delaware state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Delaware

920 870 760 820 640
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Design is a shrinking field in Delaware. There were 280 less design professionals working in Delaware in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of design has shrunk by 30% in Delaware. This decline is faster than the national trend for design professionals which shows a 8% decrease in the number of design professionals working around the nation.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Delaware

$43,663 $44,300 $45,242 $44,902 $50,745
$46,948 $48,366 $50,236 $51,531 $51,081
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of design professionals is declining, the salaries paid to design professionals are increasing in Delaware. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $43,663 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $50,745 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Delaware

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

This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 169% pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of design in Delaware.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Delaware

Game Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

Design professionals in Delaware earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Delaware


As the number of design professionals is decreasing in Delaware state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited design schools in Delaware state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 148 design graduates from design courses in Delaware and in 2010 there were 117 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Delaware by 21%. 40% of these graduates received a associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Delaware

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