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Design Schools
In Santa Barbara, California

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


Professional Trends

Santa Barbara Vs. California Design Employment

Santa Barbara 580
California 51,090

Exactly 580 of California's 51,090 design professionals work in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
No data No data No data 390 580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Barbara

Design VS. All professions salaries in Santa Barbara

No data No data No data $58,955 $60,398
No data No data No data $45,310 $47,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Santa Barbara
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Barbara

In 2010 an average salary of $60,398 per year was earned by design professionals in Santa Barbara. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Santa Barbara is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Santa Barbara

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90th percentile

Design professionals make a median salary of $51,860 per year in Santa Barbara. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,435 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $100,192 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Santa Barbara

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

On average design professionals in Santa Barbara earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Santa Barbara.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Santa Barbara


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

Design Programs Offered In Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara's design schools offer 4 design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Santa Barbara


In 2010 approximately 24 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Santa Barbara, California

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