Design Schools
In Providence, Rhode Island

The city of Providence has only one school where design faculty can find employment. The trends in Providence's design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes design training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Design
  • Masters degree in Design


Professional Trends

Providence Vs. Rhode Island Design Employment

Providence 1,450
Rhode Island 1,240

Exactly 1,450 of the 1,240 design professionals employed in Rhode Island, work in Providence. There has been a 36% decline in the number of design professionals in Providence between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of design professionals in Providence has decreased, overall employment in Providence has increased.

Providence Vs. Rhode Island Design employment growth

1,880 1,650 1,600 1,360 1,240
2,250 1,860 1,780 1,590 1,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Rhode Island
  • Dark Yellow: Providence

Design VS. All professions salaries in Providence

$44,640 $46,252 $49,533 $55,065 $56,995
$39,780 $41,330 $42,720 $43,600 $44,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Providence
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Providence

In Providence, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Providence reportedly earned an average salary of $56,995 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Providence was $44,640 per year. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Providence is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Providence

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Design professionals make a median salary of $50,900 per year in Providence. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,950 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $84,388 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Providence

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

Providence design professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Providence


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

Design Programs Offered In Providence


Providence's design schools offer 5 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Providence


Approximately 225 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Providence, Rhode Island

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