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Design Schools
In Rochester, Minnesota

There is only one design school in Rochester for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in Rochester, which includes design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Rochester Vs. Minnesota Design Employment

Rochester 140
Minnesota 9,480

Exactly 140 of Minnesota's 9,480 design professionals work in Rochester. The number of design professionals in Rochester has shrunk by 30% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of design professionals in Rochester has decreased, overall employment in Rochester has increased.

Rochester Vs. Minnesota Design employment growth

9,110 9,770 10,250 9,610 9,480
200 210 190 150 140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Minnesota
  • Dark Yellow: Rochester

Design VS. All professions salaries in Rochester

$37,920 $42,723 $39,365 $34,075 $33,365
$43,300 $44,510 $45,680 $48,190 $48,730
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Rochester
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Rochester

In Rochester, salaries for design professionals have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $33,365 per year was earned by design professionals in Rochester. The average salary for design professionals in Rochester was $37,920 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of design professionals in Rochester is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Rochester

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

Rochester design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $31,645. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $22,845 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $47,635 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Rochester

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in Rochester


Many of Rochester's design professionals are graduates of the only accredited design school in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Rochester


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Rochester's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Rochester


Approximately 7 students completed design courses in 2010.

Design Faculty Salaries in Rochester, Minnesota

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