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Design Schools in Michigan

There are 45 schools in the state of Michigan offering design programs. In 2010, 1,052 students graduated from programs at Michigan design schools. 543 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 314 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

970 students graduate from design programs in Michigan, on average, every year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from design programs. Out of those, 169 students graduated with design certificates, 314 with an associate's level degree, 543 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 26 with a degree at the master's level.

45 design schools are in this state. And of these, while 24 schools are public, 21 schools are private. Tuition at a public design school varies from $7,308 to $11,152, while tuition at a private design school varies from $7,380 to $31,275.

Average tuition for programs in design is $11,707. The highest tuition for design programs, which is $31,275 per year, is at the College for Creative Studies, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,308 every year, is at Saginaw Valley State University.

Michigan design schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Design Program Completions in Michigan 2006 - 2010

970 students graduate from design programs in Michigan, on average, every year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from design programs. Out of those, 169 students graduated with design certificates, 314 with an associate's level degree, 543 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 26 with a degree at the master's level.

Design Program Completions in Michigan 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 93
  • Certificate 2007: 67
  • Certificate 2008: 71
  • Certificate 2009: 45
  • Certificate 2010: 169
  • Associate 2006: 266
  • Associate 2007: 264
  • Associate 2008: 310
  • Associate 2009: 219
  • Associate 2010: 314
  • Bachelor 2006: 484
  • Bachelor 2007: 493
  • Bachelor 2008: 491
  • Bachelor 2009: 571
  • Bachelor 2010: 543
  • Master 2006: 20
  • Master 2007: 23
  • Master 2008: 16
  • Master 2009: 23
  • Master 2010: 26

Design Program Availability in Michigan

Michigan schools offer a total of 95 design programs. Of these programs, close to 41.1% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Design Program Availability in Michigan

  • Certificate: 19
  • Associate: 39
  • Bachelor: 30
  • Master: 7

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23630
  • 25th Percentile: 32100
  • Median: 41740
  • 75th Percentile: 65610
  • 90th Percentile: 93640

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29480
  • 25th Percentile: 36630
  • Median: 44520
  • 75th Percentile: 60140
  • 90th Percentile: 75940

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17150
  • 25th Percentile: 19530
  • Median: 22930
  • 75th Percentile: 27800
  • 90th Percentile: 31030

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile:
  • 25th Percentile:
  • Median: 47110
  • 75th Percentile:
  • 90th Percentile:

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 40380
  • 25th Percentile: 54290
  • Median: 75520
  • 75th Percentile: 89190
  • 90th Percentile: 103220

Set and Exhibit Designers — Salary by Percentile

Set and Exhibit Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18700
  • 25th Percentile: 26270
  • Median: 38230
  • 75th Percentile: 45470
  • 90th Percentile: 57670

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29830
  • 25th Percentile: 46240
  • Median: 60760
  • 75th Percentile: 87260
  • 90th Percentile: 109300

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 17660
  • 25th Percentile: 19690
  • Median: 23560
  • 75th Percentile: 28670
  • 90th Percentile: 32780

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23470
  • 25th Percentile: 29990
  • Median: 38940
  • 75th Percentile: 52160
  • 90th Percentile: 64210

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 43580
  • Median Salary 2007: 48150
  • Median Salary 2008: 49270
  • Median Salary 2009: 47860
  • Median Salary 2010: 41740
  • Total Employed 2006: 1830
  • Total Employed 2007: 1670
  • Total Employed 2008: 1380
  • Total Employed 2009: 1050
  • Total Employed 2010: 840

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45350
  • Median Salary 2007: 45690
  • Median Salary 2008: 46030
  • Median Salary 2009: 45210
  • Median Salary 2010: 44520
  • Total Employed 2006: 800
  • Total Employed 2007: 770
  • Total Employed 2008: 600
  • Total Employed 2009: 370
  • Total Employed 2010: 250

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22180
  • Median Salary 2007: 22410
  • Median Salary 2008: 23410
  • Median Salary 2009: 23730
  • Median Salary 2010: 22930
  • Total Employed 2006: 1870
  • Total Employed 2007: 1720
  • Total Employed 2008: 1630
  • Total Employed 2009: 1240
  • Total Employed 2010: 1070

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58860
  • Median Salary 2007: 60610
  • Median Salary 2008: 64180
  • Median Salary 2009: 59460
  • Median Salary 2010: 60760
  • Total Employed 2006: 10530
  • Total Employed 2007: 10250
  • Total Employed 2008: 9820
  • Total Employed 2009: 7980
  • Total Employed 2010: 6690

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 69090
  • Median Salary 2007: 69880
  • Median Salary 2008: 72830
  • Median Salary 2009: 74370
  • Median Salary 2010: 75520
  • Total Employed 2006: 5450
  • Total Employed 2007: 5800
  • Total Employed 2008: 5060
  • Total Employed 2009: 4530
  • Total Employed 2010: 4000

Set and Exhibit Designers — Employment Trend

Set and Exhibit Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44940
  • Median Salary 2007: 44090
  • Median Salary 2008: 45850
  • Median Salary 2009: 39260
  • Median Salary 2010: 38230
  • Total Employed 2006: 120
  • Total Employed 2007: 120
  • Total Employed 2008: 160
  • Total Employed 2009: 90
  • Total Employed 2010: 130

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44730
  • Median Salary 2007: 45210
  • Median Salary 2008: 48520
  • Median Salary 2009: 47810
  • Median Salary 2010: 47110
  • Total Employed 2006: 90
  • Total Employed 2007: 90
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 30
  • Total Employed 2010: 30

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 27570
  • Median Salary 2007: 28230
  • Median Salary 2008: 24560
  • Median Salary 2009: 23080
  • Median Salary 2010: 23560
  • Total Employed 2006: 630
  • Total Employed 2007: 620
  • Total Employed 2008: 710
  • Total Employed 2009: 450
  • Total Employed 2010: 470

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42220
  • Median Salary 2007: 42970
  • Median Salary 2008: 39570
  • Median Salary 2009: 39530
  • Median Salary 2010: 38940
  • Total Employed 2006: 6160
  • Total Employed 2007: 6690
  • Total Employed 2008: 5080
  • Total Employed 2009: 5050
  • Total Employed 2010: 4850

Michigan vs National Design Employment

Michigan vs National Design Employment

  • Employed in Michigan: 3.413% (18330)

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1. The Cranbrook Academy of Art

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

The Cranbrook Academy of Art offers two programs in design. It offers students two design degrees at the master's level. It is in the suburbs of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Overall, 163 students pursue degrees in ten Cranbrook programs. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Michigan offering programs in design.

2. Baker College of Cadillac

9600 E 13th St
Cadillac, MI 49601-9600
(231) 876-3101

Baker College of Cadillac offers two design programs. Of those, it offers one design certificate to students and one design degree at the associate's level. This school is a 4-year institution.

3. ITT Technical Institute - Swartz Creek

6359 Miller Road
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
(810) 628-2500

ITT Technical Institute-Swartz Creek is located in the suburbs of Swartz Creek, Michigan and ITT Tech offers one program in design. This small school is one of 5 technical colleges in Michigan.

4. Muskegon Community College

221 S Quarterline Rd
Muskegon, MI 49442-1432
(231) 773-9131

Muskegon Community College is 2.9 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in design. This community college is one of 26 community colleges in Michigan.

5. The College for Creative Studies

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

The College for Creative Studies, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Detroit, MI. It offers five design programs. Of those, CCS offers three bachelor's level degrees in design to students and two master's level design degrees. It is a 4-year institution.

6. The Specs Howard School of Media Arts

19900 W Nine Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 358-9000

The Specs Howard School of Media Arts, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Southfield, MI and it offers one design program. This vocational school is one of 83 vocational schools in Michigan.

7. Baker College of Flint

1050 West Bristol Road
Flint, MI 48507-5508
(810) 766-4000

Baker College of Flint is in the suburbs of Flint, Michigan. Baker offers two design programs. Specifically, students are offered one design certificate by Baker and one degree at the associate's level in design.

8. Lawrence Technological University

21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075-1058
(248) 204-4000

Lawrence Technological University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Southfield, MI and this school offers one design program. Lawrence Tech is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Michigan offering programs in design.

9. Adrian College

110 S Madison St
Adrian, MI 49221-2575
(517) 265-5161

Adrian College offers one program in design. 1,670 students pursue degrees in 53 AC programs, overall. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Michigan offering design programs.

10. ITT Technical Institute - Troy

1522 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48083-1905
(248) 524-1800

ITT Technical Institute-Troy offers one design program and this school is 3.4 miles from the heart of downtown. This school is one of 5 technical colleges in Michigan.

11. The International Academy of Design and Technology - Troy

1850 Research Drive
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 457-2700

The International Academy of Design and Technology-Troy is near the center of the city. IADT- Detroit offers six programs in design. Out of those, this school offers students three design degrees at the associate's level and three degrees at the bachelor's level in design.

12. The Art Institute of Michigan - Michigan

28125 Cabot Drive- Suite 120
Novi, MI 48377-2985
(248) 675-3800

The Art Institute of Michigan-Michigan is located in Novi, Michigan, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers four programs in design. More specifically, students are offered two design degrees at the associate's level by this college and two design degrees at the bachelor's level. This specialized college is the only art college in Michigan. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Michigan offering design in terms of programs.

13. ITT Technical Institute - Wyoming

1980 Metro Court S.W.
Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 406-1200

ITT Technical Institute-Wyoming is near the center of the city and it offers one design program. It is one of 5 technical colleges in Michigan.

14. Spring Arbor University

106 E. Main St
Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799
(517) 750-1200

Spring Arbor University is located in the suburbs of Spring Arbor, Michigan and this school offers one program in design. 4,195 students pursue degrees in 78 Spring Arbor University programs, overall. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Michigan offering programs in design.

15. Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-1849

Eastern Michigan University is located in the suburbs of Ypsilanti, Michigan. It offers two design programs. Of those, EMU offers students one bachelor's level design degree and one master's level design degree. It is a public 4-year institution. This school is the eighth largest institution in the state of Michigan offering design in terms of programs.

16. Saginaw Valley State University

7400 Bay Rd
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4000

Saginaw Valley State University, which is very close to University Center, Michigan, is in a rural area and it offers one program in design. Overall, 10,656 students seek degrees in 91 programs at Saginaw Valley.

17. Kellogg Community College

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

Kellogg Community College offers three programs in design. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in design by it and two degrees at the associate's level in design. This community college, which is near the center of the city, is in Battle Creek, MI. 6,251 students seek degrees in 115 programs at this college, overall.

18. Kalamazoo Valley Community College

6767 West O Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070
(269) 488-4100

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three design programs. Of those, it offers one design certificate to students and two design degrees at the associate's level. It is one of 26 community colleges in Michigan. It is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Michigan offering design.

19. Kirtland Community College

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

Kirtland Community College offers three design programs. Specifically, it offers one certificate in design to students and two associate's level design degrees. It is located in Roscommon, Michigan, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is a public 2-year institution.

20. Madonna University

36600 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, MI 48150-1176
(734) 432-5300

Madonna University offers four design programs. Of those, it offers students one design certificate, one associate's level degree in design, and two degrees at the bachelor's level in design. This liberal arts college, which is 2.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Livonia, MI. Overall, 4,593 students seek degrees in 199 programs at Madonna.

21. Monroe County Community College

1555 South Raisinville Road
Monroe, MI 48161-9746
(734) 242-7300

Monroe County Community College is in the suburbs of Monroe, Michigan. This college offers two programs in design. Of those, students are offered one design certificate by it and one design degree at the associate's level. Overall, 4,723 students seek degrees in 48 programs at this community college.

22. Oakland Community College

2480 Opdyke Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266
(248) 341-2000

Oakland Community College is in the suburbs of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This college offers two design programs. Students are offered two associate's level degrees in design by this public college. Overall, 28,925 students seek degrees in 120 Oakland Community College programs.

23. Baker College of Clinton Township

34950 Little Mack Ave
Clinton Township, MI 48035
(586) 791-6610

Baker College of Clinton Township offers three design programs. Of those, BC offers students one certificate in design, one associate's level design degree, and one bachelor's level design degree. This school is located in the suburbs of Clinton Township, Michigan. Baker is a 4-year institution.

24. ITT Technical Institute - Canton

1905 S. Haggerty Rd
Canton, MI 48188-2025
(734) 397-7800

ITT Technical Institute-Canton offers one design program and ITT Tech is located in the suburbs of Canton, Michigan. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

25. Baker College of Owosso

1020 S Washington St
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 729-3300

Baker College of Owosso offers one program in design. It is a 4-year institution.

26. Baker College of Auburn Hills

1500 University Dr
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2642
(248) 340-0600

Baker College of Auburn Hills is located in the suburbs of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Baker offers three design programs. More specifically, Baker offers students one design certificate, one design degree at the associate's level, and one bachelor's level degree in design. This school is a 4-year institution.

27. Mott Community College

1401 E Court St
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 762-0200

Mott Community College, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Flint, MI and this college offers one design program. It is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Michigan offering programs in design.

28. Washtenaw Community College

4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800
(734) 973-3543

Washtenaw Community College offers one program in design and it is in the suburbs of Ann Arbor, Michigan. This college is a public 2-year institution.

29. The University of Michigan - Flint

303 E Kearsley
Flint, MI 48502-1950
(810) 762-3000

The University of Michigan-Flint is in the center of Flint and this school offers one program in design. 8,138 students pursue degrees in 83 UM-F programs, overall.

30. North Central Michigan College

1515 Howard St
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 348-6602

North Central Michigan College, which is very close to Petoskey, Michigan, is located in a rural setting and it offers one design program. Overall, 3,189 students seek degrees in 42 North Central Michigan College programs. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Michigan offering programs in design.

31. Western Michigan University

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

Western Michigan University offers three programs in design. It offers three design degrees at the bachelor's level to students. This university, which is 1.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Kalamazoo, MI. This research university is one of 5 research universities in Michigan. It ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Michigan.

32. Northern Michigan University

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

Northern Michigan University is located in Marquette, Michigan, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one design program. This school is one of 46 public post-secondary institutions in Michigan.

33. Henry Ford Community College

5101 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128-1495
(313) 845-9600

Henry Ford Community College, which is 3.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Dearborn, MI and it offers one design program. It is a public 2-year institution.

34. Andrews University

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104
(800) 253-2874

Andrews University is in town of Berrien Springs, Michigan. It offers two programs in design. Specifically, this school offers students one associate's level design degree and one degree at the bachelor's level in design. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Michigan offering design in terms of programs.

35. Lansing Community College

419 N Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48901-7210
(517) 483-1957

Lansing Community College is located in the center of Lansing. It offers five programs in design. Out of those, students are offered three certificates in design by it and two associate's level design degrees. It is one of 26 community colleges in Michigan. It is the third largest institution in the state of Michigan offering design.

36. Michigan State University

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1046
(517) 355-1855

Michigan State University offers three design programs. Of those, students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in design by this university and one design degree at the master's level. This university, which is very close to East Lansing, Michigan, is in a rural setting. Overall, 46,985 students pursue degrees in 339 programs at this research university. MSU is the largest institution in the state of Michigan offering design.

37. Central Michigan University

Central Michigan College
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-4000

Central Michigan University is located in Mount Pleasant, MI and it offers one program in design. This school is a public 4-year institution.

38. Lake Michigan College

2755 E Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-1899
(269) 927-3571

Lake Michigan College is in Benton Harbor, Michigan, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in design. Of those, students are offered one design certificate by this college and one design degree at the associate's level. It is one of 26 community colleges in Michigan.

39. Mid Michigan Community College

1375 S Clare Ave
Harrison, MI 48625-9447
(989) 386-6622

Mid Michigan Community College is located in Harrison, Michigan, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one design program. 5,177 students seek degrees in 63 programs at this college, overall.

40. Gogebic Community College

E 4946 Jackson Rd
Ironwood, MI 49938
(906) 932-4231x0

Gogebic Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1932. This college, which is very close to Ironwood, Michigan, is located in a rural setting. This college offers subjects including computer science, medical coding, and science. This college offers students 17 certificates and 51 associates level degrees. 1,228 students pursued degrees from the 62 programs at this college in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This college is one of 26 community colleges in Michigan.

41. Baker College of Muskegon

1903 Marquette Ave
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 777-8800

Baker College of Muskegon is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown. BC offers three design programs. Out of those, students are offered one design certificate by Baker, one associate's level design degree, and one design degree at the bachelor's level. 5,810 students pursue degrees in 81 programs at Baker, overall.

42. Ferris State University

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

Ferris State University is in town of Big Rapids, Michigan. FSU offers six programs in design. More specifically, students are offered one associate's level design degree by FSU and five design degrees at the bachelor's level. FSU is one of 46 public post-secondary institutions in Michigan.

43. Grand Rapids Community College

143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295
(616) 234-4722

Grand Rapids Community College is located in the center of Grand Rapids and it offers one program in design. It is a public 2-year institution.

44. Jackson Community College

2111 Emmons Rd
Jackson, MI 49201-8399
(517) 787-0800

Jackson Community College, which is just a few miles from Jackson, is located in a rural setting. It offers two design programs. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in design and one design degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution.

45. Baker College of Allen Park

4500 Enterprise Dr
Allen Park, MI 48101
(313) 425-3700

Baker College of Allen Park offers one program in design and BC is in the suburbs of Allen Park, Michigan. In terms of programs, BC is the ninth largest institution in the state of Michigan offering design.

46. Delta College

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 686-9000

Delta College offers two design programs. More specifically, students are offered one design certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in design. It is located in University Center, Michigan, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 11,572 students seek degrees in 101 Delta College programs.