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Interior Design Schools In Arkansas

Arkansas has 2 accredited interior design schools where interior design faculty who teach interior design classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in interior design in the state of Arkansas, which encompasses interior design training at the interior design bachelors degree level.


  1. University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Harding University

    915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Interior Design Employment

Arkansas 160
National 40,120

Of all of the interior design professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Arkansas.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In Arkansas

160 200 190 140 160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Interior Design is a shrinking field in Arkansas. So, in four years, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 0%. 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 Arkansas

$31,080 $35,920 $36,740 $40,110 $35,460
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to interior design professionals are growing in Arkansas. In 2006 interior design professionals made a mean salary of $31,080 per year, and in 2010 they made $35,460 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in Arkansas

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This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Arkansas, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of interior design. The pay differential between the highest paid interior design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 266%

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Graphic Design
Interior Design

In Arkansas, interior design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited interior design schools in Arkansas is increasing. In 2006 there were 13 interior design graduates from interior design courses in Arkansas and in 2010 there were 42 graduates.

This represents a 223% increase in the number of interior design degree or certificate school graduates in Arkansas state. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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