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Design Schools in Iowa

There are 14 schools in the state of Iowa offering design programs. 439 students graduated with degrees from Iowa design schools in 2010. 390 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 37 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 451 students graduate from programs in this state in design per year. This accounts for 1% of design students who US schools graduate. Of those, 37 students graduated with a design degree at the associate's level, 390 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 12 with a master's level degree.

14 design schools are located in this state. Of these, while eight schools are private, six schools are public. Tuition at a public design school varies from $6,997 to $7,008, while tuition at a private design school varies from $20,292 to $26,960.

Average tuition for design programs is $17,139. While the highest tuition for design programs, which is $26,960 per year, is at Drake University, the lowest tuition in this midwestern state, which is $6,997 per year, is at Iowa State University.

Design schools in this state offer associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Design Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 451 students graduate from programs in this state in design per year. This accounts for 1% of design students who US schools graduate. Of those, 37 students graduated with a design degree at the associate's level, 390 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 12 with a master's level degree.

Design Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Associate 2006: 52
  • Associate 2007: 38
  • Associate 2008: 39
  • Associate 2009: 28
  • Associate 2010: 37
  • Bachelor 2006: 347
  • Bachelor 2007: 351
  • Bachelor 2008: 416
  • Bachelor 2009: 395
  • Bachelor 2010: 390
  • Master 2006: 19
  • Master 2007: 10
  • Master 2008: 8
  • Master 2009: 8
  • Master 2010: 12

Design Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in this state offer a total of 21 programs in design. Of these programs, close to 66% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Design Program Availability in Iowa

  • Associate: 4
  • Bachelor: 14
  • Master: 3

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24770
  • 25th Percentile: 30990
  • Median: 38820
  • 75th Percentile: 49650
  • 90th Percentile: 63870

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17040
  • 25th Percentile: 28030
  • Median: 39930
  • 75th Percentile: 47120
  • 90th Percentile: 58650

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16480
  • 25th Percentile: 18640
  • Median: 22510
  • 75th Percentile: 27000
  • 90th Percentile: 29840

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32120
  • 25th Percentile: 45550
  • Median: 61960
  • 75th Percentile: 77430
  • 90th Percentile: 92190

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31020
  • 25th Percentile: 37630
  • Median: 48750
  • 75th Percentile: 61970
  • 90th Percentile: 74100

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 16150
  • 25th Percentile: 17790
  • Median: 22860
  • 75th Percentile: 32390
  • 90th Percentile: 36550

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22970
  • 25th Percentile: 28640
  • Median: 37170
  • 75th Percentile: 47600
  • 90th Percentile: 60310

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32710
  • Median Salary 2007: 34930
  • Median Salary 2008: 37090
  • Median Salary 2009: 37650
  • Median Salary 2010: 38820
  • Total Employed 2006: 370
  • Total Employed 2007: 310
  • Total Employed 2008: 360
  • Total Employed 2009: 290
  • Total Employed 2010: 320

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30305
  • Median Salary 2007: 31340
  • Median Salary 2008: 33060
  • Median Salary 2009: 38620
  • Median Salary 2010: 39930
  • Total Employed 2006: 50
  • Total Employed 2007: 50
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 90
  • Total Employed 2010: 90

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 19060
  • Median Salary 2007: 19580
  • Median Salary 2008: 20160
  • Median Salary 2009: 20400
  • Median Salary 2010: 22510
  • Total Employed 2006: 1010
  • Total Employed 2007: 1000
  • Total Employed 2008: 800
  • Total Employed 2009: 740
  • Total Employed 2010: 960

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 46020
  • Median Salary 2007: 46270
  • Median Salary 2008: 41280
  • Median Salary 2009: 43570
  • Median Salary 2010: 48750
  • Total Employed 2006: 280
  • Total Employed 2007: 350
  • Total Employed 2008: 370
  • Total Employed 2009: 380
  • Total Employed 2010: 330

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50050
  • Median Salary 2007: 52380
  • Median Salary 2008: 54430
  • Median Salary 2009: 61520
  • Median Salary 2010: 61960
  • Total Employed 2006: 1660
  • Total Employed 2007: 1310
  • Total Employed 2008: 1190
  • Total Employed 2009: 1220
  • Total Employed 2010: 1110

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 20830
  • Median Salary 2007: 22470
  • Median Salary 2008: 32710
  • Median Salary 2009: 25020
  • Median Salary 2010: 22860
  • Total Employed 2006: 570
  • Total Employed 2007: 500
  • Total Employed 2008: 180
  • Total Employed 2009: 170
  • Total Employed 2010: 120

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32550
  • Median Salary 2007: 32820
  • Median Salary 2008: 35500
  • Median Salary 2009: 36690
  • Median Salary 2010: 37170
  • Total Employed 2006: 1940
  • Total Employed 2007: 2170
  • Total Employed 2008: 2210
  • Total Employed 2009: 2140
  • Total Employed 2010: 1960

Iowa vs National Design Employment

Iowa vs National Design Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.911% (4890)

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1. Graceland University - Lamoni

1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-5000

Graceland University-Lamoni offers one program in design and GU, which is very close to Lamoni, Iowa, is located in a rural area. It is a 4-year institution. This school ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

2. Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 279-5321

Briar Cliff University, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Sioux City, IA and it offers one program in design. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the third biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering design.

3. Grand View University

1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 263-2800

Grand View University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Des Moines, IA and it offers one design program. 2,109 students pursue degrees in 44 Grand View University programs, overall. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering design in terms of programs.

4. Iowa Wesleyan College

601 N Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 385-8021

Iowa Wesleyan College is located in Mount Pleasant, IA and this school offers one program in design. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering design in terms of programs.

5. Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

Western Iowa Tech Community College offers one design program and this college, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Sioux City, IA. This college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in design.

6. Saint Ambrose University

518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
(563) 333-6000

Saint Ambrose University offers two design programs. Students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in design by this school. This school, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Davenport, IA. In terms of programs, this mid-sized school is the second largest institution in the state of Iowa offering design.

7. Iowa State University

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

Iowa State University offers seven programs in design. Out of those, students are offered four design degrees at the bachelor's level by ISU and three master's level degrees in design. ISU, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Ames, IA. Overall, 28,682 students seek degrees in 258 Iowa State University programs. This university is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering design programs.

8. The Eastern Iowa Community College District

306 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52801-1221
(563) 336-3300

The Eastern Iowa Community College District offers one design program and it is in the center of Davenport. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in design.

9. The University of Northern Iowa

1222 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005
(319) 273-2311

The University of Northern Iowa, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Falls, IA and it offers one program in design. 13,201 students pursue degrees in 159 programs at this big university, overall. UNI is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering design programs.

10. Drake University

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-2011

Drake University, which is 2.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA and it offers one program in design. 5,616 students seek degrees in 80 Drake University programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, this research university ranks sixth in the state of Iowa.

11. Hawkeye Community College

1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 296-2320

Hawkeye Community College offers one design program and it is located in Waterloo, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. This college is the second biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering design in terms of programs.

12. Morningside College

1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
(712) 274-5000

Morningside College, which is 2.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Sioux City, IA and Morningside offers one design program. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the eighth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering design in terms of programs.

13. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College, which is near the center of the city, is in Cedar Rapids, IA and it offers one design program. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Iowa offering design in terms of programs.

14. Mount Mercy University

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
(319) 363-8213

Mount Mercy University offers one design program and Mount Mercy, which is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Rapids, IA. Mount Mercy is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.