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Industrial Design Schools In Missouri

In Missouri, there is only one accredited school where industrial design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Missouri'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 certificate level.


  1. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley

    3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2429

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Missouri 300
National 28,670

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

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Missouri

460 630 530 400 300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Missouri, industrial design is a shrinking field. 160 less industrial design professionals were working in Missouri in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of industrial design has shrunk by 35% in Missouri. 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 Missouri

$52,690 $58,760 $55,600 $55,040 $52,330
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Missouri, as the number of industrial design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by industrial design professionals are decreasing. In 2006 industrial design professionals made a mean salary of $52,690 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,330 per year.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Missouri

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This represents a decline in salaries of 1%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Missouri state, within the field of industrial design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid industrial design professionals earn 197% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Missouri

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Missouri, industrial design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the only accredited industrial design school in Missouri is increasing. In 2006, 4 students graduated from industrial design courses in Missouri. And in 2010, 8 students graduated.

This represents a 100% increase in the number of industrial design degree or certificate school graduates in Missouri state. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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