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Design Schools
In Kalamazoo, Michigan

There are 2 design schools in Kalamazoo for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Kalamazoo, and the future trends. Academia in design includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Kalamazoo Vs. Michigan Design Employment

Kalamazoo 170
Michigan 11,970

Exactly 170 of Michigan's 11,970 design professionals work in Kalamazoo. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in Kalamazoo has shrunk by 15%. Overall employment in Kalamazoo has also decreased.

Kalamazoo Vs. Michigan Design employment growth

17,220 17,930 15,000 13,330 11,970
200 310 250 210 170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Kalamazoo

Design VS. All professions salaries in Kalamazoo

$37,375 $40,985 $35,560 $33,855 $31,250
$37,180 $37,340 $38,790 $38,480 $39,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Kalamazoo
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Kalamazoo

Salaries for design professionals in Kalamazoo have decreased. In 2010 Kalamazoo design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $31,250. Design professionals in Kalamazoo made a yearly average salary of $37,375, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Kalamazoo is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Kalamazoo

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

Kalamazoo design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $28,745. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $19,238 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 152% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Kalamazoo

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

On average design professional salaries in Kalamazoo are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Kalamazoo


Many of Kalamazoo's design professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Kalamazoo


Kalamazoo's design schools offer 7 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Kalamazoo


Approximately 77 students graduated from design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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