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Industrial Design Schools In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are 2 accredited schools where industrial design classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of industrial design and industrial design training in North Carolina, which includes industrial design training at the following levels:


  1. Appalachian State University

    Boone, North Carolina 28608

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

    2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

North Carolina 560
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In North Carolina

930 880 740 600 560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of industrial design professionals is shrinking in North Carolina. There were 370 less industrial design professionals working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 40% decline in the field. 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 North Carolina

$51,900 $53,080 $63,560 $69,540 $67,850
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to industrial design professionals are growing in North Carolina. In 2006 industrial design professionals made a mean salary of $51,900 per year, and in 2010 they made $67,850 per year.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in North Carolina

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Thus, there was a 24% growth in industrial design professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of industrial design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid industrial design professionals earning 270% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in North Carolina state.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In North Carolina, industrial design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Industrial Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina


As the number of industrial design professionals is decreasing in North Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited industrial design schools in North Carolina state is increasing. In North Carolina, there were 35 graduates in 2006. And there were 54 graduates from industrial design courses in 2010.

This represents a 54% increase in the number of industrial design degree or certificate school graduates in North Carolina state. 67% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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