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Industrial Design Schools In Indiana

Indiana has is only one accredited industrial design school where industrial design faculty who teach industrial design classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in industrial design in the state of Indiana, which encompasses industrial design training at the following levels:


  1. Oakland City University

    138 N Lucretia St, Oakland City, Indiana 47660-1099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Indiana Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Indiana 980
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Indiana state.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Indiana

1,060 960 1,030 890 980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Indiana, industrial design is a shrinking field. There were 80 less industrial design professionals working in Indiana in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 8%. This decline is slower than the national trend for industrial design professionals which shows a 15% decrease in the number of industrial design professionals working around the nation.

Industrial Design VS. All Professions salaries in Indiana

$50,860 $51,000 $54,450 $53,080 $51,830
$41,263 $43,445 $44,845 $44,830 $45,974
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of industrial design professionals is declining, the salaries paid to industrial design professionals are increasing in Indiana. Industrial design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $50,860 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $51,830 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Indiana

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Thus, industrial design professionals' salaries grew by 2% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of industrial design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid industrial design professionals earning 167% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Indiana state.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Indiana

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

Industrial design professionals in Indiana earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the only accredited industrial design school in Indiana is decreasing.

Thus there was a 100% percent decrease in the number of industrial design school degree or certificate graduates in Indiana. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Indiana

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The number of industrial design faculty, growth in the field of industrial design academia and industrial design faculty salaries in Indiana, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching industrial design courses to students at the associates degree in industrial design, and bachelors degree in industrial design levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of industrial design in Indiana. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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