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Design Schools In Nebraska

Nebraska has 16 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 Nebraska, which includes design training at the following levels:


  1. Central Community College

    3134 West Hwy 34, Grand Island, Nebraska 68802-4903

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  2. Concordia University in Seward

    800 N Columbia Ave, Seward, Nebraska 68434-1556

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  3. Creighton University

    2500 California Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68178

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  4. Hastings College

    710 N Turner Ave, Hastings, Nebraska 68901

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  5. Metropolitan Community College Area

    30 & Fort Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68111-1610

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  6. Mid-Plains Community College

    1101 Halligan Drive, North Platte, Nebraska 69101

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  7. Midland Lutheran College

    900 N. Clarkson, Fremont, Nebraska 68025

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  8. Northeast Community College

    801 E Benjamin, Norfolk, Nebraska 68702-0469

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  9. Peru State College

    600 Hoyt Street, Peru, Nebraska 68421-0010

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  10. Southeast Community College Area

    301south 68th Street Place, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510-2449

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  11. Union College in Lincoln

    3800 S 48th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506

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  12. Vatterott College-Spring Valley Campus

    11818 I Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137

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  13. Wayne State College

    1111 Main St, Wayne, Nebraska 68787

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  14. ITT Technical Institute-Omaha

    9814 M St, Omaha, Nebraska 68127-9812

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  15. The Creative Center

    10850 Emmet St, Omaha, Nebraska 68164

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  16. Doane College-Lincoln Grand Island and Master

    303 N 52nd St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68504

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Professional Trends

Nebraska Vs. National Design Employment

Nebraska 2,150
National 370,320

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

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Nebraska

2,260 2,240 2,400 2,430 2,150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Design is a shrinking field in Nebraska. In 2010 there were 110 less design professionals working in Nebraska than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of design has shrunk by 5% in Nebraska. 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 Nebraska

$37,109 $38,893 $39,870 $40,475 $42,383
$41,032 $42,024 $42,027 $44,097 $45,233
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to design professionals are growing in Nebraska. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $37,109 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $42,383 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Nebraska

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Thus, design professionals' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Nebraska state, within the field of design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid design professionals earn 187% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Nebraska

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

In Nebraska, design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of design professionals is decreasing in Nebraska state, the number of students graduating from the 16 accredited design schools in Nebraska state is increasing. In 2006 there were 210 design graduates from design courses in Nebraska and in 2010 there were 278 graduates.

This represents a 32% increase in the number of design degree or certificate school graduates in Nebraska state. Most of these graduates, or 42%, earned an associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Nebraska

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