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Interior Design Schools In South Dakota

There is only one accredited interior design school in South Dakota for faculty who teach interior design classes to choose from. The trends in South Dakota's interior design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in interior design includes interior design training at the interior design bachelors degree level.


  1. South Dakota State University

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Interior Design Employment

South Dakota 60
National 40,120

Of all of the interior design professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In South Dakota

80 90 80 60 60
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Interior Design is a shrinking field in South Dakota. 20 less interior design professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 25% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for interior design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 23% between 2006 and 2010.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$36,500 $39,080 $38,700 $37,790 $42,750
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Dakota, as the number of interior design professionals is declining, the salaries earned by interior design professionals are increasing. In 2006 interior design professionals made a mean salary of $36,500 per year, and in 2010 they made $42,750 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, there was a 15% growth in interior design professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of South Dakota, 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 169%

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Graphic Design
Interior Design

In South Dakota, interior design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Interior Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


As the number of interior design professionals is decreasing in South Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited interior design school in South Dakota state is increasing. In 2006 there were 11 interior design graduates from interior design courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 16 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of interior design school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota by 45%. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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