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Industrial Design Schools In Ohio

There are 4 accredited industrial design schools in Ohio for faculty who teach industrial design classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in industrial design in the state of Ohio, which encompasses industrial design training at the following levels:


  1. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

    2624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0063

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Cleveland Institute of Art

    11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1710

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Columbus College of Art and Design

    60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Ohio State University-Main Campus

    190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210

    55 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Ohio Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Ohio 1,200
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Ohio.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Ohio

1,880 1,800 1,540 1,270 1,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of industrial design professionals is shrinking in Ohio. In Ohio, 680 less industrial design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Ohio, this field has shrunk by 36% in four years. 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 Ohio

$49,500 $51,850 $54,660 $57,550 $56,060
$44,230 $45,388 $47,259 $48,341 $48,873
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by industrial design professionals is increasing in Ohio. Industrial design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $49,500 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $56,060 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Ohio

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

Thus, industrial design professionals' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Ohio, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of industrial design. The pay differential between the highest paid industrial design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 151%

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Ohio

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Ohio, industrial design professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of industrial design professionals is decreasing in Ohio state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited industrial design schools in Ohio state is increasing. In Ohio, there were 138 graduates in 2006. And there were 160 graduates from industrial design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 16% percent increase in the number of industrial design school degree or certificate graduates in Ohio. A majority of these graduates, or 80%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Ohio

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