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Design Schools
In Fort Smith, Arkansas

The city of Fort Smith has only one school where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Fort Smith, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Fort Smith Vs. Arkansas Design Employment

Fort Smith 130
Arkansas 1,680

Exactly 130 of the 1,680 design professionals employed in Arkansas, work in Fort Smith. The number of design professionals in Fort Smith has shrunk by 19% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Fort Smith has increased.

Fort Smith Vs. Arkansas Design employment growth

1,910 2,020 2,010 1,850 1,680
160 140 140 140 130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Arkansas
  • Dark Yellow: Fort Smith

Design VS. All professions salaries in Fort Smith

$25,725 $25,500 $25,310 $25,770 $26,290
$29,870 $31,180 $32,580 $33,030 $33,470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Fort Smith
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Fort Smith

As the number of design professionals in Fort Smith has shrunk, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $26,290 per year was earned by design professionals in Fort Smith. Four years earlier in 2006, design professionals in Fort Smith made an average salary of $25,725 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Fort Smith is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Fort Smith

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Design professionals in Fort Smith make a median yearly salary of $25,350. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $17,605 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 102% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Fort Smith

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Fort Smith


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

Design Programs Offered In Fort Smith


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

Student Completed Design Degrees In Fort Smith


In 2010 approximately 21 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Fort Smith, Arkansas

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