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Design Schools in Connecticut

There are five Connecticut schools offering design programs. 171 students graduated with degrees from Connecticut design schools in 2010. 106 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 63 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 165 students graduate from programs in this state in design per year. More specifically, 63 students graduated with an associate's level degree in design, 106 with a bachelor's level degree, and two with a master's level degree.

Five design schools are located in this state. Out of these, while two schools are public, three schools are private. Tuition at a private design school varies from $26,370 to $29,852, while tuitions at a public design school are $7,861.

Average tuition for programs in design is $20,644. The highest tuition for programs in design, which is $29,852 each year, is at the University of Hartford, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,861 each year, is at Central Connecticut State University.

Connecticut schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees for students pursing design.

Design Program Completions in Connecticut 2006 - 2010

On average, 165 students graduate from programs in this state in design per year. More specifically, 63 students graduated with an associate's level degree in design, 106 with a bachelor's level degree, and two with a master's level degree.

Design Program Completions in Connecticut 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 13
  • Certificate 2007: 7
  • Certificate 2008: 20
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Associate 2006: 139
  • Associate 2007: 110
  • Associate 2008: 71
  • Associate 2009: 113
  • Associate 2010: 63
  • Bachelor 2006: 77
  • Bachelor 2007: 70
  • Bachelor 2008: 68
  • Bachelor 2009: 80
  • Bachelor 2010: 106
  • Master 2006: 3
  • Master 2007: 1
  • Master 2008: 0
  • Master 2009: 1
  • Master 2010: 2

Design Program Availability in Connecticut

Connecticut schools offer a total of 12 programs in design. Of these programs, approximately 41.7% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Design Program Availability in Connecticut

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 5
  • Bachelor: 5
  • Master: 1

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32470
  • 25th Percentile: 37720
  • Median: 49760
  • 75th Percentile: 63910
  • 90th Percentile: 87160

Set and Exhibit Designers — Salary by Percentile

Set and Exhibit Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27780
  • 25th Percentile: 34870
  • Median: 51110
  • 75th Percentile: 73400
  • 90th Percentile: 87890

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 39400
  • 25th Percentile: 44710
  • Median: 51220
  • 75th Percentile: 62960
  • 90th Percentile: 82620

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18820
  • 25th Percentile: 24000
  • Median: 29190
  • 75th Percentile: 35220
  • 90th Percentile: 42100

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50160
  • 25th Percentile: 62590
  • Median: 78090
  • 75th Percentile: 93430
  • 90th Percentile: 111150

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32900
  • 25th Percentile: 37090
  • Median: 50220
  • 75th Percentile: 66980
  • 90th Percentile: 81650

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31430
  • 25th Percentile: 38400
  • Median: 52780
  • 75th Percentile: 70050
  • 90th Percentile: 91930

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19760
  • 25th Percentile: 23130
  • Median: 26750
  • 75th Percentile: 30350
  • 90th Percentile: 35440

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21740
  • 25th Percentile: 35470
  • Median: 60300
  • 75th Percentile: 101800
  • 90th Percentile: 140010

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 47200
  • Median Salary 2007: 52740
  • Median Salary 2008: 42790
  • Median Salary 2009: 51120
  • Median Salary 2010: 49760
  • Total Employed 2006: 330
  • Total Employed 2007: 470
  • Total Employed 2008: 650
  • Total Employed 2009: 650
  • Total Employed 2010: 620

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29990
  • Median Salary 2007: 46990
  • Median Salary 2008: 47210
  • Median Salary 2009: 55800
  • Median Salary 2010: 51220
  • Total Employed 2006: 80
  • Total Employed 2007: 120
  • Total Employed 2008: 160
  • Total Employed 2009: 160
  • Total Employed 2010: 140

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26320
  • Median Salary 2007: 28200
  • Median Salary 2008: 28390
  • Median Salary 2009: 29010
  • Median Salary 2010: 29190
  • Total Employed 2006: 820
  • Total Employed 2007: 770
  • Total Employed 2008: 870
  • Total Employed 2009: 680
  • Total Employed 2010: 640

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 65120
  • Median Salary 2007: 64930
  • Median Salary 2008: 66650
  • Median Salary 2009: 75320
  • Median Salary 2010: 78090
  • Total Employed 2006: 1010
  • Total Employed 2007: 760
  • Total Employed 2008: 720
  • Total Employed 2009: 1100
  • Total Employed 2010: 1350

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 53490
  • Median Salary 2007: 57930
  • Median Salary 2008: 51500
  • Median Salary 2009: 52170
  • Median Salary 2010: 50220
  • Total Employed 2006: 460
  • Total Employed 2007: 460
  • Total Employed 2008: 520
  • Total Employed 2009: 400
  • Total Employed 2010: 320

Set and Exhibit Designers — Employment Trend

Set and Exhibit Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37620
  • Median Salary 2007: 38850
  • Median Salary 2008: 40050
  • Median Salary 2009: 38950
  • Median Salary 2010: 51110
  • Total Employed 2006: 170
  • Total Employed 2007: 170
  • Total Employed 2008: 170
  • Total Employed 2009: 160
  • Total Employed 2010: 240

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 46200
  • Median Salary 2007: 54330
  • Median Salary 2008: 54300
  • Median Salary 2009: 63600
  • Median Salary 2010: 60300
  • Total Employed 2006: 180
  • Total Employed 2007: 180
  • Total Employed 2008: 190
  • Total Employed 2009: 120
  • Total Employed 2010: 115

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27210
  • Median Salary 2007: 29040
  • Median Salary 2008: 28400
  • Median Salary 2009: 27940
  • Median Salary 2010: 26750
  • Total Employed 2006: 330
  • Total Employed 2007: 190
  • Total Employed 2008: 160
  • Total Employed 2009: 80
  • Total Employed 2010: 110

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 43590
  • Median Salary 2007: 46580
  • Median Salary 2008: 48950
  • Median Salary 2009: 51410
  • Median Salary 2010: 52780
  • Total Employed 2006: 2650
  • Total Employed 2007: 2680
  • Total Employed 2008: 2980
  • Total Employed 2009: 2660
  • Total Employed 2010: 2520

Connecticut vs National Design Employment

Connecticut vs National Design Employment

  • Employed in Connecticut: 1.127% (6055)

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1. The Sanford-Brown College - Farmington

270 Farmington Ave- Suite 245
Farmington, CT 6032
(860) 470-0116

The Sanford-Brown College-Farmington is located in the suburbs of Farmington, Connecticut. It offers three design programs. Of those, this very small school offers one certificate in design to students and two associate's level degrees in design. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the second largest institution in the state of Connecticut offering design in terms of programs.

2. The University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
(860) 768-4100

The University of Hartford, which is near the center of the city, is located in West Hartford, CT and this university offers one program in design. UH is one of 4 research universities in Connecticut. In terms of programs, the U of H is the third biggest institution in the state of Connecticut offering design.

3. Norwalk Community College

188 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 6854
(203) 857-7060

Norwalk Community College is 2.5 miles from the center of the city. It offers three programs in design. Students are offered three degrees at the associate's level in design by it. This medium-sized college is a public 2-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Connecticut offering design programs.

4. The University of Bridgeport

126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604-5620
(203) 576-4000

The University of Bridgeport is 1.6 miles from the center of the city. This school offers three programs in design. UB offers three bachelor's level degrees in design to students. UB is a 4-year institution. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Connecticut offering design programs.

5. Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 6050
(860) 832-3200

Central Connecticut State University offers two design programs. Specifically, this school offers students one bachelor's level design degree and one master's level degree in design. It is in the suburbs of New Britain, Connecticut. It is one of 33 public post-secondary institutions in Connecticut. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Connecticut.