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Interior Design Schools In Alabama

There are 5 accredited interior design schools in Alabama for faculty who teach interior design classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the interior design academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in interior design training at the following levels:


  1. The University of Alabama

    739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Samford University

    800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Virginia College-Birmingham

    488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Virginia College-Mobile

    3725 Airport Blvd, Suite 165, Mobile, Alabama 36608

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Interior Design Employment

Alabama 330
National 40,120

Of all of the interior design professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Alabama.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In Alabama

360 430 460 420 330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of interior design professionals is shrinking in Alabama. 30 less interior design professionals were working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 8% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of interior design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 23% from 2006 to 2010.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$0 $49,210 $52,490 $51,990 $43,830
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by interior design professionals is increasing in Alabama.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in Alabama

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

This represents a 100% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of interior design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid interior design professionals earning 219% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Alabama state.

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in Alabama

Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

In Alabama, interior design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Interior Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


As the number of interior design professionals is decreasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited interior design schools in Alabama state is increasing. In 2006, 103 students graduated from interior design courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 116 students graduated.

This represents a 13% increase in the number of interior design degree or certificate school graduates in Alabama state. A majority of these graduates, or 80%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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