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Graphic Design Schools In Hawaii

There is only one accredited graphic design school in Hawaii for faculty who teach graphic design classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in graphic design in the state of Hawaii, which encompasses graphic design training at the graphic design associates degree level.


  1. Kapiolani Community College

    4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-4496

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Hawaii Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Hawaii 500
National 192,240

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

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Hawaii

480 520 570 520 500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of graphic design professionals is growing in Hawaii. There were 20 more graphic design professionals working in Hawaii in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of graphic design has grown by 4% in Hawaii. This is faster than the trend for graphic design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of graphic design professionals has grown by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Graphic Design VS. All Professions salaries in Hawaii

$41,230 $44,790 $46,120 $47,340 $41,720
$46,651 $47,931 $49,192 $50,493 $52,227
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Hawaii, as the number of graphic design professionals is growing, the salaries earned by graphic design professionals are increasing. The mean salary for graphic design professionals in 2006 was $41,230 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $41,720 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Hawaii

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

This represents a growth in salaries of 1%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 152% pay differential between the highest paid graphic design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of graphic design in Hawaii.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Hawaii

Computer Animation
Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

Graphic design professionals in Hawaii earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Hawaii


The number of students graduating from the only accredited graphic design school in Hawaii is increasing. In 2006, 17 students graduated from graphic design courses in Hawaii. And in 2010, 23 students graduated.

Thus there was a 35% percent increase in the number of graphic design school degree or certificate graduates in Hawaii. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an associate's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Hawaii

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