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Industrial Design Schools in California

There are nine schools in the state of California offering industrial design programs. In 2010, 284 students graduated with degrees from California industrial design schools. 253 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 26 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

243 students graduate from industrial design programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for close to 17% of students who schools in the United States graduate from industrial design programs. More specifically, five students graduated with an associate's level degree in industrial design, 253 with a bachelor's level degree, and 26 with a degree at the master's level.

Nine industrial design schools are located in California. Of these, six schools are private, while three schools are public. Tuition at a private industrial design school varies from $18,050 to $40,172, while tuition at a public industrial design school varies from $4,810 to $5,370.

Average tuition for industrial design programs is $17,547. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,810 each year, is at California State University-Long Beach, the highest tuition for programs in industrial design, which is $40,172 each year, is at Stanford University.

Industrial design schools in California offer associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Industrial Design Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

243 students graduate from industrial design programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for close to 17% of students who schools in the United States graduate from industrial design programs. More specifically, five students graduated with an associate's level degree in industrial design, 253 with a bachelor's level degree, and 26 with a degree at the master's level.

Industrial Design Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 1
  • Associate 2008: 3
  • Associate 2009: 1
  • Associate 2010: 5
  • Bachelor 2006: 143
  • Bachelor 2007: 157
  • Bachelor 2008: 188
  • Bachelor 2009: 204
  • Bachelor 2010: 253
  • Master 2006: 7
  • Master 2007: 6
  • Master 2008: 11
  • Master 2009: 20
  • Master 2010: 26

Industrial Design Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 12 industrial design programs. Of these programs, close to 66% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the associates level.

Industrial Design Program Availability in California

  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 8
  • Master: 3

Career Trends

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36250
  • 25th Percentile: 43110
  • Median: 61450
  • 75th Percentile: 82890
  • 90th Percentile: 106820

Career Trends

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 59800
  • Median Salary 2007: 65380
  • Median Salary 2008: 66220
  • Median Salary 2009: 66450
  • Median Salary 2010: 61450
  • Total Employed 2006: 4120
  • Total Employed 2007: 4180
  • Total Employed 2008: 3620
  • Total Employed 2009: 2820
  • Total Employed 2010: 2770

California vs National Industrial Design Employment

California vs National Industrial Design Employment

  • Employed in California: 9.662% (2770)

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1. The Art Institute of California - Hollywood

5250 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 299-5100

The Art Institute of California-Hollywood is a for-profit 4-year institution. AI, which is 1.5 miles from the center of the city, is in North Hollywood, CA. This specialized college is one of several campuses. It offers subjects such as computer animation and design. Students are offered four associates level degrees and nine degrees at the bachelors level by it. In 2010, 1,775 students sought degrees from the nine programs at this college. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California.

2. The Art Institute of California - Orange County

3601 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 830-0200

The Art Institute of California-Orange County offers one industrial design program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Santa Ana, CA. This specialized college is one of 14 art colleges in California. This college is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering industrial design programs.

3. The Art Center College of Design

1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-2200

The Art Center College of Design offers two programs in industrial design. Specifically, it offers one bachelor's level industrial design degree to students and one degree at the master's level in industrial design. This college, which is 2.9 miles from the center of the city, is located in Pasadena, CA. 1,738 students pursue degrees in 11 programs at this college, overall. This college ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

4. The Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
(800) 527-6847

The Otis College of Art and Design is located near Los Angeles, CA and Otis offers one industrial design program. It is one of 14 art colleges in California. This college is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering industrial design in terms of programs.

5. The California College of the Arts

5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
(510) 594-3600

The California College of the Arts, which is 2.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Oakland, CA and CCA offers one industrial design program. Overall, 1,882 students pursue degrees in 34 California College of the Arts programs. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks sixth in the state of California.

6. Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 274-2200

Academy of Art University offers three industrial design programs. Specifically, it offers students one industrial design degree at the associate's level, one degree at the bachelor's level in industrial design, and one industrial design degree at the master's level. This school, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in San Francisco, CA. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in industrial design.

7. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University is 0.8 miles from the center of the city and SJSU offers one program in industrial design. 29,076 students seek degrees in 136 San Jose State programs, overall. This university is the oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in industrial design.

8. San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1111

San Francisco State University is near the heart of downtown and this university offers one program in industrial design. 29,718 students pursue degrees in 138 programs at SFSU, overall. In terms of enrollment, it ranks second in the state of California.

9. California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

California State University-Long Beach is near the center of the city and it offers one program in industrial design. The Beach is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the largest institution in the state of California offering industrial design.

10. Stanford University

Stanford University 295 Galvez St
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2300

Stanford University is located in the suburbs of Stanford, California and Stanford offers one industrial design program. This research university is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. In terms of programs, it is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering industrial design.