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Design Schools In Vermont

There are 6 accredited design schools in Vermont for faculty who teach design classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Vermont, and the future trends in design training at the following levels:


  1. Bennington College

    One College Drive, Bennington, Vermont 05201-6003

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  2. Champlain College

    163 S. Willard St, Burlington, Vermont 05401

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  3. Community College of Vermont

    660 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05601

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  4. Lyndon State College

    1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, Vermont 05851-0919

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  5. Vermont Technical College

    1 Main Street, Randolph Center, Vermont 05061-0500

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  6. Marlboro College Graduate School

    28 Vernon Street, Suite #120, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

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Professional Trends

Vermont Vs. National Design Employment

Vermont 1,050
National 370,320

Approximately 0% of the country's design professionals work in Vermont state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Vermont

1,130 1,280 1,320 1,170 1,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Design is a shrinking field in Vermont. There were 80 less design professionals working in Vermont in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 7%. 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 Vermont

$46,846 $48,738 $47,052 $39,385 $46,564
$41,993 $43,927 $44,750 $46,578 $46,709
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to design professionals are declining in Vermont. The mean salary for design professionals in 2006 was $46,846 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,564 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Vermont

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This represents a decline in salaries of 1%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Vermont, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of design. The pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 152%

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Vermont

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

Design professionals in Vermont earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of design professionals is decreasing in Vermont state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited design schools in Vermont state is increasing. In 2006, 24 students graduated from design courses in Vermont. And in 2010, 55 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Vermont by 129%. A majority of these graduates, or 42%, graduated with an associate's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Vermont

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