FIND YOUR DEGREE is an advertising-supported site. Featured programs and school search results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other information published on this site.

Design Schools
In State College, Pennsylvania

In State College, there is only one design school where design faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of design and design education in State College, which includes design training at the design associates degree level.


Professional Trends

State College Vs. Pennsylvania Design Employment

State College 100
Pennsylvania 14,850

Of the 14,850 design professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 100 work in State College. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of design professionals in State College has grown by 67%. As the employment for design professionals in State College has increased, overall employment in State College has also increased.

State College Vs. Pennsylvania Design employment growth

15,700 16,160 16,640 15,590 14,850
60 50 100 90 100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: State College

Design VS. All professions salaries in State College

$35,090 $35,690 $37,790 $39,160 $31,720
$35,670 $37,620 $39,590 $40,330 $42,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in State College
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in State College

As the number of design professionals in State College has grown, salaries for design professionals have decreased. In 2010 State College design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $31,720. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in State College was $35,090 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in State College.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in State College

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

Design professionals in State College make a median yearly salary of $29,835. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 121%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $21,525 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $47,595 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in State College

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design
Game Design

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

Educational Trends

Design schools in State College


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

Design Programs Offered In State College


State College's design school offers one design degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Design Degrees In State College


In 2010 approximately 15 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in State College, Pennsylvania

Share & Compare

Enter your salary to gain access to our continually growing higher education faculty salary database. Don't worry! This is 100% secure and anonymous.

We are currently gathering data for the number of design faculty in State College, growth in the field of design academia and design faculty salaries in State College. Please enter your information in the form below if you are involved in teaching design courses to students at the associates degree in design level. This will help us build a valuable free database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of design in State College. All information you submit will be anonymous. A summary of the data collected thus far will be available to you once you have submitted your information.


Career Index

Your free online education database