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Design Schools In Hawaii

In Hawaii, there are 4 accredited schools where design classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the state of Hawaii, which encompasses design training at the following levels:


  1. Chaminade University of Honolulu

    3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-1578

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  2. Honolulu Community College

    874 Dillingham Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-4598

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  3. Leeward Community College

    96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-3393

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  4. University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus

    745 Fort Street Ste 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-3800

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Professional Trends

Hawaii Vs. National Design Employment

Hawaii 1,000
National 370,320

Of all of the design professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Hawaii.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Hawaii

900 920 960 940 1,000
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Hawaii, the field of design is growing. 100 more design professionals were working in Hawaii in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of design has grown by 11% in Hawaii. This growth 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 Hawaii

$43,688 $44,150 $43,876 $47,222 $46,248
$46,651 $47,931 $49,192 $50,493 $52,227
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by design professionals is increasing in Hawaii. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $43,688 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,248 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Hawaii

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

This represents a 6% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Hawaii, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of design. The pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 148%

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Hawaii

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

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited design schools in Hawaii is increasing. In Hawaii, there were 26 graduates in 2006. And there were 45 graduates from design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 73% percent increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Hawaii. 60% of these graduates received a associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Hawaii

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