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Industrial Design Schools In Connecticut

There is only one accredited industrial design school in Connecticut for faculty who teach industrial design classes to choose from. The trends in Connecticut's industrial design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in industrial design includes industrial design training at the industrial design bachelors degree level.


  1. University of Bridgeport

    126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-5620

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Connecticut 320
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Connecticut state.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Connecticut

460 460 520 400 320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Connecticut, industrial design is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 140 less industrial design professionals working in Connecticut than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 30%. This is faster than the trend for industrial design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Industrial Design VS. All Professions salaries in Connecticut

$61,470 $66,930 $57,550 $57,420 $53,580
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to industrial design professionals are declining in Connecticut. Industrial design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $61,470 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $53,580 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Connecticut

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This represents a decline in salaries of 15%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Connecticut state, within the field of industrial design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid industrial design professionals earn 148% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Connecticut

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

Industrial design professionals in Connecticut earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Industrial Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Connecticut


As the number of industrial design professionals is decreasing in Connecticut state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited industrial design school in Connecticut state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 12 industrial design graduates from industrial design courses in Connecticut and in 2010 there were 11 graduates.

This represents a 8% decrease in the number of industrial design degree or certificate school graduates in Connecticut state. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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