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Design Schools
In West Columbia, South Carolina

In West Columbia, 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 West Columbia, which includes design training at the design associates degree level.


Professional Trends

West Columbia Vs. South Carolina Design Employment

West Columbia 580
South Carolina 3,650

Of the 3,650 design professionals employed in South Carolina, 580 work in West Columbia. The number of design professionals in West Columbia has shrunk by 3% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of design professionals in West Columbia has decreased, overall employment in West Columbia has increased.

West Columbia Vs. South Carolina Design employment growth

3,630 3,770 4,410 3,890 3,650
600 580 630 600 580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: West Columbia

Design VS. All professions salaries in West Columbia

$31,198 $38,080 $41,480 $44,980 $34,803
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in West Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in West Columbia

In West Columbia, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $34,803 per year was earned by design professionals in West Columbia. Design professionals in West Columbia made a yearly average salary of $31,198, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in West Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in West Columbia

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Design professionals in West Columbia make a median yearly salary of $33,153. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 119%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $23,193 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $50,760 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in West Columbia

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Interior Design
Game Design

On average design professional salaries in West Columbia are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Design schools in West Columbia


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

Design Programs Offered In West Columbia


There is one degree and certificate program in design offered by West Columbia's design school.

Student Completed Design Degrees In West Columbia


In 2010 approximately 8 students completed design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in West Columbia, South Carolina

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