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Industrial Design

63 industrial design schools are located in the United States. These schools offer certificates in industrial design, undergraduate level degrees, and degrees at the graduate level. A program in industrial design prepares students for careers as industrial designers. Many students will study subjects such as materials, design, and engineering.

Industrial Design Program Completions 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,590 students graduate from industrial design programs each year. Out of those, 12 students graduated with industrial design certificates, 22 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,434 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 166 with a master's level degree.

Industrial Design Program Completions 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 4
  • Certificate 2007: 7
  • Certificate 2008: 8
  • Certificate 2009: 2
  • Certificate 2010: 12
  • Associate 2006: 47
  • Associate 2007: 37
  • Associate 2008: 30
  • Associate 2009: 13
  • Associate 2010: 22
  • Bachelor 2006: 1202
  • Bachelor 2007: 1264
  • Bachelor 2008: 1395
  • Bachelor 2009: 1377
  • Bachelor 2010: 1434
  • Master 2006: 85
  • Master 2007: 115
  • Master 2008: 113
  • Master 2009: 149
  • Master 2010: 166

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: 33190
  • 25th Percentile: 43120
  • Median: 58230
  • 75th Percentile: 77430
  • 90th Percentile: 94270

Career Trends

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54560
  • Median Salary 2007: 56550
  • Median Salary 2008: 57350
  • Median Salary 2009: 58060
  • Median Salary 2010: 58230
  • Total Employed 2006: 33540
  • Total Employed 2007: 34800
  • Total Employed 2008: 32940
  • Total Employed 2009: 29170
  • Total Employed 2010: 28670

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1. The Art Institute of Colorado - Colorado

1200 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203-2983
(303) 837-0825

The Art Institute of Colorado-Colorado is located in the center of Denver and this college offers one program in industrial design. 2,235 students seek degrees in ten programs at this specialized college, overall.

2. The Cranbrook Academy of Art

39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
(248) 645-3300

The Cranbrook Academy of Art offers one industrial design program and this school is located in the suburbs of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This school is a 4-year institution.

3. The Art Institute of California - Hollywood

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

The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, which is 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in North Hollywood, CA and it offers one industrial design program. 1,775 students seek degrees in nine programs at this college, overall.

4. The Fashion Institute of Technology

227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001-5992
(212) 217-7999

The Fashion Institute of Technology, which is near the center of the city, is located in New York, NY and it offers one program in industrial design.

5. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 629-6100

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers one industrial design program and it is in the center of Chicago. It is one of 2 art colleges in Illinois.

6. Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley

3201 SW Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111-2429
(816) 759-4000

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, which is near the center of the city, is located in Kansas City, MO and it offers one program in industrial design. This college is a public 2-year institution.

7. The Columbus College of Art and Design

60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 224-9101

The Columbus College of Art and Design offers one program in industrial design and this college, which is 0.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Columbus, OH. This college is one of 4 art colleges in Ohio.

8. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale

1799 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3000
(954) 463-3000x2122

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale-Fort Lauderdale, which is near the center of the city, is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and it offers one program in industrial design. It is one of 4 art colleges in Florida.

9. The Cleveland Institute of Art

11141 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106-1710
(216) 421-7000

The Cleveland Institute of Art, which is near the center of the city, is in Cleveland, OH and it offers one program in industrial design. Overall, 534 students pursue degrees in 15 programs at CIA.

10. The Pratt Institute

200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 636-3600

The Pratt Institute, which is near the center of the city, is in Brooklyn, NY. It offers two programs in industrial design. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in industrial design by Pratt and one industrial design degree at the master's level. This school is a 4-year institution.

11. The College for Creative Studies

201 E Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 664-7400

The College for Creative Studies, which is near the center of the city, is in Detroit, MI. It offers two programs in industrial design. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in industrial design by it and one degree at the master's level in industrial design. Overall, 1,361 students seek degrees in 11 College for Creative Studies programs.

12. 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 AI-Orange County, which is 4.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Santa Ana, CA. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California.

13. The Wentworth Institute of Technology

550 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 2115
(617) 989-4590

The Wentworth Institute of Technology offers one industrial design program and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Boston, MA. 3,845 students pursue degrees in 18 WIT programs, overall.

14. Columbia College - Chicago

600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
(312) 663-1600

Columbia College-Chicago is located in the center of Chicago. Columbia offers two programs in industrial design. Of those, it offers one industrial design certificate to students and one bachelor's level industrial design degree.

15. Western Washington University

516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225-9008
(360) 650-3000

Western Washington University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Bellingham, WA and it offers one program in industrial design. This school is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington.

16. The Art Center College of Design

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

The Art Center College of Design, which is 2.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Pasadena, CA. It offers two programs in industrial design. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in industrial design by it and one industrial design degree at the master's level. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California.

17. The Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115-5882
(617) 879-7000

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, which is 2.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Boston, MA. It offers two programs in industrial design. Of those, students are offered one industrial design certificate by it and one degree at the bachelor's level in industrial design. It is a public 4-year institution.

18. 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 offers one program in industrial design and it is located near Los Angeles, CA. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California.

19. The Art Institute of Portland - Portland

1122 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR 97209-2911
(503) 228-6528x4761

The Art Institute of Portland-Portland is in the center of Portland and it offers one program in industrial design. AI is a for-profit 4-year institution.

20. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

273 E Erie St
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6003
(414) 847-3200

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, which is 0.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Milwaukee, WI and it offers one industrial design program. This school is a 4-year institution.

21. The California College of the Arts

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

The California College of the Arts, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Oakland, CA and CCA offers one program in industrial design. Overall, 1,882 students pursue degrees in 20 California College of the Arts programs.

22. Academy of Art University

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

Academy of Art University offers three industrial design programs. Of those, it offers one industrial design degree at the associate's level to students, one bachelor's level industrial design degree, and one master's level industrial design degree. This specialized school, which is 1.3 miles from the center of the city, is in San Francisco, CA.

23. The Art Institute of Seattle - Seattle

2323 Elliott Ave
Seattle, WA 98121-1622
(206) 448-0900

The Art Institute of Seattle-Seattle offers two industrial design programs. Specifically, students are offered one associate's level industrial design degree by this college and one bachelor's level industrial design degree. This college, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Seattle, WA. This college is one of 2 art colleges in Washington.

24. Walla Walla University

204 S College Ave
College Place, WA 99324-1198
(509) 527-2615

Walla Walla University is in town of College Place, Washington and this school offers one program in industrial design. WWU is a 4-year institution.

25. The Rhode Island School of Design

2 College St
Providence, RI 2903
(401) 454-6100

The Rhode Island School of Design offers two industrial design programs. Specifically, this college offers students one bachelor's level industrial design degree and one master's level industrial design degree. It is located in the center of Providence.

26. The Art Institute of Philadelphia - Philadelphia

1622 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5198
(800) 275-2474

The Art Institute of Philadelphia-Philadelphia is located in the center of Philadelphia and it offers one program in industrial design. Overall, 3,522 students seek degrees in 13 Art Institute of Philadelphia-Philadelphia programs.

27. Brigham Young University - Provo

Main Campus
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-4636

Brigham Young University-Provo, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Provo, UT and Brigham Young offers one program in industrial design. 33,841 students seek degrees in 168 BYU programs, overall.

28. The Rochester Institute of Technology

1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623-5603
(585) 475-2411

The Rochester Institute of Technology is located in the suburbs of Rochester, New York. It offers four programs in industrial design. More specifically, RIT offers students one industrial design certificate, one associate's level industrial design degree, one industrial design degree at the bachelor's level, and one industrial design degree at the master's level. Overall, 15,792 students seek degrees in 250 Rochester Institute of Technology programs.

29. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131
(540) 231-6000

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is located in the center of Blacksburg and it offers one program in industrial design. Overall, 31,006 students seek degrees in 65 programs at Virginia Tech.

30. Philadelphia University

School House Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
(215) 951-2700

Philadelphia University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Philadelphia, PA and it offers one industrial design program. PhilaU is a 4-year institution.

31. The University of Kansas

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-2700

The University of Kansas offers one program in industrial design and this university, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Lawrence, KS. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

32. Kellogg Community College

450 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3397
(269) 965-3931

Kellogg Community College offers one industrial design program and this college, which is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Battle Creek, MI. This community college is the fifth largest institution offering industrial design programs.

33. Kirtland Community College

10775 N Saint Helen Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
(989) 275-5000

Kirtland Community College is located in Roscommon, Michigan, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one industrial design program. This small college is one of 26 community colleges in Michigan.

34. Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
(412) 268-2000

Carnegie Mellon University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Pittsburgh, PA and this university offers one program in industrial design. Carnegie Mellon is one of 10 research universities in Pennsylvania.

35. The University of Arts

320 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102-4901
(215) 717-6000

The University of Arts is in the center of Philadelphia. This college 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. It is a 4-year institution.

36. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh

420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1328
(412) 291-6200

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh is located in the center of Pittsburgh. This college offers two industrial design programs. Of those, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in industrial design by this college and one industrial design degree at the bachelor's level.

37. The University of Louisiana - Lafayette

104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503
(377) 482-1000

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, which is 1.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Lafayette, LA and it offers one program in industrial design. This research university is one of 6 research universities in Louisiana.

38. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers one industrial design program and this university, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Champaign, IL. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

39. The University of Washington - Seattle

1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195-4550
(206) 543-2100

The University of Washington-Seattle, which is 3.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Seattle, WA and it offers one industrial design program. This large university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

40. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695-7001
(919) 515-2011

North Carolina State University at Raleigh, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Raleigh, NC. NC State offers two programs in industrial design. Specifically, this university offers students one industrial design degree at the bachelor's level and one master's level degree in industrial design. Overall, 34,376 students pursue degrees in 199 programs at this university.

41. Kean University

1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083-0411
(908) 737-5326

Kean University is located in the suburbs of Union, New Jersey and it offers one industrial design program.

42. The University of Houston

212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204-2018
(713) 743-1000

The University of Houston, which is 3.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Houston, TX and this university offers one industrial design program. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

43. The University of Cincinnati - Main

2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063
(513) 556-6000

The University of Cincinnati-Main, which is near the center of the city, is in Cincinnati, OH and it offers one program in industrial design. 32,283 students seek degrees in 101 University of Cincinnati-Main programs, overall.

44. Metropolitan State College of Denver

Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80217-3362
(303) 556-3058

Metropolitan State College of Denver, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is in Denver, CO and Metro State offers one program in industrial design. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

45. Ohio State University - Main

190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-6446

Ohio State University-Main, which is 2.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Columbus, OH. Ohio State offers two industrial design programs. Out of those, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in industrial design and one master's level industrial design degree. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

46. San Jose State University

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

San Jose State University, which is near the center of the city, is in San Jose, CA and San Jose State offers one industrial design program.

47. Western Michigan University

1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5167
(269) 387-3530

Western Michigan University, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Kalamazoo, MI and this university offers one program in industrial design.

48. Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-1000

Northern Michigan University, which is very close to Marquette, Michigan, is in a rural setting and it offers one industrial design program. Overall, 9,417 students seek degrees in 26 programs at this medium-sized school.

49. San Francisco State University

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

San Francisco State University, which is 4.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in San Francisco, CA and this university offers one program in industrial design.

50. The New School

66 W 12th Street
New York, NY 10011-8603
(212) 229-5600

The New School, which is near the heart of downtown, is in New York, NY and this school offers one program in industrial design.

51. The University of Bridgeport

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

The University of Bridgeport offers one industrial design program and UB, which is near the center of the city, is located in Bridgeport, CT. Overall, 5,155 students seek degrees in 30 programs at this school.

52. Auburn University

Auburn- Alabama
Auburn, AL 36849
(334) 844-4000

Auburn University, which is 0.5 miles from the center of the city, is in Auburn, AL. It offers two industrial design programs. Out of those, AU offers one degree at the bachelor's level in industrial design to students and one degree at the master's level in industrial design. 25,078 students seek degrees in 149 programs at this university, overall.

53. California State University - Long Beach

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

California State University-Long Beach, which is near the center of the city, is in Long Beach, CA and this university offers one program in industrial design. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

54. Oakland City University

138 N Lucretia St
Oakland City, IN 47660-1099
(812) 749-4781x404

Oakland City University is located in Oakland City, IN. OCU offers two industrial design programs. Specifically, this school offers students one industrial design degree at the associate's level and one bachelor's level industrial design degree.

55. Stanford University

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

Stanford University is in the suburbs of Stanford, California and it offers one program in industrial design. Stanford ranks seventh in terms of enrollment.

56. Ferris State University

1201 S State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2251
(231) 591-2000

Ferris State University offers one program in industrial design and it is in Big Rapids, MI.

57. GateWay Community College

108 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 392-5000

GateWay Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Phoenix, AZ. It offers two industrial design programs. Specifically, this college offers one certificate in industrial design to students and one associate's level degree in industrial design. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fifth.

58. Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2000

Appalachian State University offers one industrial design program and it is in Boone, NC. This school is one of 76 public post-secondary institutions in North Carolina.

59. The Georgia Institute of Technology

225 North Ave
Atlanta, GA 30332-0530
(404) 894-2000

The Georgia Institute of Technology, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Atlanta, GA. It offers two industrial design programs. Of those, it offers students one industrial design degree at the bachelor's level and one degree at the master's level in industrial design. GT is one of 6 research universities in Georgia.

60. Clemson University

201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-4636

Clemson University is in Clemson, SC. It offers two programs in industrial design. Out of those, students are offered one industrial design degree at the bachelor's level by this university and one master's level industrial design degree. This university is one of 5 research universities in South Carolina.

61. Montclair State University

1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07043-1624
(973) 655-4000

Montclair State University is in the suburbs of Montclair, New Jersey and it offers one program in industrial design. This university is one of 16 research universities in New Jersey.

62. The University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-7000

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers two industrial design programs. Out of those, students are offered one industrial design degree at the bachelor's level by it and one master's level degree in industrial design. This big university, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. 27,850 students pursue degrees in 145 programs at this university, overall.

63. The Savannah College of Art and Design

342 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31402-3146
(912) 525-5000

The Savannah College of Art and Design offers two industrial design programs. Specifically, SCAD offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in industrial design and one industrial design degree at the master's level. This college, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Savannah, GA. SCAD is a 4-year institution.