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Design Schools in Wisconsin

There are 23 schools in the state of Wisconsin offering design programs. 735 students graduated with degrees from Wisconsin design schools in 2010. 467 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 267 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

708 students graduate from programs in this state in design, on average, per year. This accounts for 2% of design students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, one student graduated with design certificates, 267 with an associate's level degree, and 467 with a bachelor's level degree.

23 design schools are in Wisconsin. And out of these, 12 schools are private, while 11 schools are public. While public design school tuition varies from $3,433 to $8,983, tuition at a private design school varies from $18,048 to $29,750.

Average tuition for programs in design is $16,177. While the lowest tuition in Wisconsin, which is $3,433 every year, is at Madison Area Technical College, the highest tuition for programs in design, which is $29,750 per year, is at Carthage College.

Design schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. No design students at the undergraduate level sought masters level degrees.

Design Program Completions in Wisconsin 2006 - 2010

708 students graduate from programs in this state in design, on average, per year. This accounts for 2% of design students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, one student graduated with design certificates, 267 with an associate's level degree, and 467 with a bachelor's level degree.

Design Program Completions in Wisconsin 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 2
  • Certificate 2008: 3
  • Certificate 2009: 1
  • Certificate 2010: 1
  • Associate 2006: 248
  • Associate 2007: 278
  • Associate 2008: 270
  • Associate 2009: 266
  • Associate 2010: 267
  • Bachelor 2006: 366
  • Bachelor 2007: 344
  • Bachelor 2008: 408
  • Bachelor 2009: 365
  • Bachelor 2010: 467

Design Program Availability in Wisconsin

Wisconsin schools offer a total of 41 design programs. Of these programs, approximately 53.7% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level.

Design Program Availability in Wisconsin

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 17
  • Bachelor: 22

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28180
  • 25th Percentile: 35850
  • Median: 43890
  • 75th Percentile: 55780
  • 90th Percentile: 69030

Set and Exhibit Designers — Salary by Percentile

Set and Exhibit Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34080
  • 25th Percentile: 38920
  • Median: 46550
  • 75th Percentile: 55120
  • 90th Percentile: 79290

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21310
  • 25th Percentile: 27710
  • Median: 39490
  • 75th Percentile: 60310
  • 90th Percentile: 86080

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16670
  • 25th Percentile: 19240
  • Median: 22880
  • 75th Percentile: 28220
  • 90th Percentile: 34310

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35070
  • 25th Percentile: 48210
  • Median: 66980
  • 75th Percentile: 81730
  • 90th Percentile: 97430

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33050
  • 25th Percentile: 41950
  • Median: 52400
  • 75th Percentile: 66500
  • 90th Percentile: 77480

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25640
  • 25th Percentile: 31020
  • Median: 38940
  • 75th Percentile: 49890
  • 90th Percentile: 63430

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 16100
  • 25th Percentile: 25770
  • Median: 44130
  • 75th Percentile: 52440
  • 90th Percentile: 61230

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32240
  • 25th Percentile: 42790
  • Median: 67940
  • 75th Percentile: 97240
  • 90th Percentile: 124120

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37600
  • Median Salary 2007: 40930
  • Median Salary 2008: 40770
  • Median Salary 2009: 43160
  • Median Salary 2010: 43890
  • Total Employed 2006: 1020
  • Total Employed 2007: 1010
  • Total Employed 2008: 1050
  • Total Employed 2009: 860
  • Total Employed 2010: 830

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44170
  • Median Salary 2007: 34580
  • Median Salary 2008: 41180
  • Median Salary 2009: 39320
  • Median Salary 2010: 39490
  • Total Employed 2006: 110
  • Total Employed 2007: 240
  • Total Employed 2008: 280
  • Total Employed 2009: 350
  • Total Employed 2010: 310

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22350
  • Median Salary 2007: 22970
  • Median Salary 2008: 23110
  • Median Salary 2009: 23340
  • Median Salary 2010: 22880
  • Total Employed 2006: 1320
  • Total Employed 2007: 1420
  • Total Employed 2008: 1540
  • Total Employed 2009: 1480
  • Total Employed 2010: 1160

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 51230
  • Median Salary 2007: 51780
  • Median Salary 2008: 57990
  • Median Salary 2009: 60330
  • Median Salary 2010: 66980
  • Total Employed 2006: 1250
  • Total Employed 2007: 1320
  • Total Employed 2008: 1120
  • Total Employed 2009: 1150
  • Total Employed 2010: 1050

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49770
  • Median Salary 2007: 53980
  • Median Salary 2008: 54180
  • Median Salary 2009: 57020
  • Median Salary 2010: 52400
  • Total Employed 2006: 1320
  • Total Employed 2007: 1300
  • Total Employed 2008: 1300
  • Total Employed 2009: 1160
  • Total Employed 2010: 1330

Set and Exhibit Designers — Employment Trend

Set and Exhibit Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 31180
  • Median Salary 2007: 31060
  • Median Salary 2008: 33490
  • Median Salary 2009: 42890
  • Median Salary 2010: 46550
  • Total Employed 2006: 70
  • Total Employed 2007: 60
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 100
  • Total Employed 2010: 105

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 55375
  • Median Salary 2007: 56990
  • Median Salary 2008: 60210
  • Median Salary 2009: 67240
  • Median Salary 2010: 67940
  • Total Employed 2006: 50
  • Total Employed 2007: 50
  • Total Employed 2008: 60
  • Total Employed 2009: 60
  • Total Employed 2010: 130

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 29020
  • Median Salary 2007: 25760
  • Median Salary 2008: 23240
  • Median Salary 2009: 33685
  • Median Salary 2010: 44130
  • Total Employed 2006: 480
  • Total Employed 2007: 340
  • Total Employed 2008: 380
  • Total Employed 2009: 430
  • Total Employed 2010: 445

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 36800
  • Median Salary 2007: 38460
  • Median Salary 2008: 38700
  • Median Salary 2009: 39220
  • Median Salary 2010: 38940
  • Total Employed 2006: 4550
  • Total Employed 2007: 4860
  • Total Employed 2008: 5020
  • Total Employed 2009: 4570
  • Total Employed 2010: 4380

Wisconsin vs National Design Employment

Wisconsin vs National Design Employment

  • Employed in Wisconsin: 1.814% (9740)

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1. ITT Technical Institute - Green Bay

470 Security Blvd
Green Bay, WI 54313
(920) 662-9000

ITT Technical Institute-Green Bay, which is near Green Bay, is located in a rural setting and it offers one design program. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

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2. Western Technical College

400 Seventh St. North
La Crosse, WI 54602-0908
(608) 785-9200

Western Technical College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in La Crosse, WI. This school offers three design programs. This school offers three associate's level degrees in design to students. 5,392 students pursue degrees in 67 Western Technical College programs, overall. This technical college is the second largest institution in the state of Wisconsin offering design in terms of programs.

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3. The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

2100 Main St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 346-4301

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers two design programs. UW-Stevens Point offers two bachelor's level design degrees to students. UWSP is one of 31 public post-secondary institutions in Wisconsin. This public school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Wisconsin offering design in terms of programs.

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4. Cardinal Stritch University

6801 N Yates Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985
(414) 410-4000

Cardinal Stritch University is in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and it offers one program in design. Overall, 5,842 students pursue degrees in 58 programs at this school.

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5. Carthage College

2001 Alford Park Dr
Kenosha, WI 53140-1994
(262) 551-8500

Carthage College is located in the suburbs of Kenosha, Wisconsin and this school offers one design program. It is one of 18 liberal arts colleges in Wisconsin. Carthage is the oldest institution in the state of Wisconsin offering design programs.

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6. The University of Wisconsin - Stout

712 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie, WI 54751
(715) 232-1431

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is in Menomonie, WI and it offers one program in design. It is one of 31 public post-secondary institutions in Wisconsin. In terms of enrollment, UW-Stout ranks fourth in the state of Wisconsin.

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7. Wisconsin Lutheran College

8800 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226-4699
(414) 443-8800

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1973. WLC, which is 5.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Milwaukee, WI. It offers students 36 bachelors level degrees. In 2010, 840 students sought degrees from the 36 programs at WLC. This school offers subjects such as math, acting, and political science. Wisconsin Lutheran is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 18 liberal arts colleges in Wisconsin.

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8. ITT Technical Institute - Greenfield

6300 W Layton Ave
Greenfield, WI 53220-4612
(414) 282-9494

ITT Technical Institute-Greenfield is located in the suburbs of Greenfield, Wisconsin and it offers one program in design. This school is one of 19 technical colleges in Wisconsin.

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9. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

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

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown. This school offers two design programs. Students are offered two degrees at the bachelor's level in design by MIAD. This school is a 4-year institution.

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10. Nicolet Area Technical College

Hwy G South
Rhinelander, WI 54501-0518
(715) 365-4410

Nicolet Area Technical College offers one design program and it is located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is one of 19 technical colleges in Wisconsin.

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11. Viterbo University

900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601-8804
(608) 796-3000

Viterbo University is in the center of La Crosse. It offers two design programs. Students are offered two bachelor's level design degrees by it. Overall, 3,238 students pursue degrees in 74 Viterbo University programs. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Wisconsin offering design in terms of programs.

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12. Milwaukee Area Technical College

700 W State St
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443
(414) 297-6370

Milwaukee Area Technical College is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers three design programs. Students are offered three design degrees at the associate's level by it. This technical college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks first in the state of Wisconsin.

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13. The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
(920) 465-2000

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay offers one program in design and this university is 4.5 miles from the center of the city. UWGB is one of 4 research universities in Wisconsin.

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14. Mount Mary College

2900 N. Menomonee River Pky
Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597
(414) 258-4810

Mount Mary College, which is 6.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Milwaukee, WI. Mount Mary offers five programs in design. Out of those, this liberal arts college offers students two design certificates and three degrees at the bachelor's level in design. Mount Mary is one of 18 liberal arts colleges in Wisconsin.

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15. The University of Wisconsin - Madison

500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706-1380
(608) 262-1234

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is in the center of Madison and UW offers one program in design. UW-Madison is a public, 4-year, research institution.

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16. Marian University

45 S National Ave
Fond Du Lac, WI 54935-4699
(920) 923-7600

Marian University, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Fond Du Lac, WI and this school offers one design program. Overall, 2,881 students seek degrees in 50 Marian University programs.

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17. Alverno College

3400 S 43rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922
(414) 382-6000

Alverno College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Milwaukee, WI and this school offers one design program. Alverno is one of 18 liberal arts colleges in Wisconsin. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Wisconsin offering design programs.

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18. Edgewood College

1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711-1997
(608) 663-4861

Edgewood College, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Madison, WI and this school offers one program in design. It is a 4-year institution. Edgewood is the tenth largest institution in the state of Wisconsin offering design in terms of programs.

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19. Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N Bluemound Dr
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
(920) 735-5600

Fox Valley Technical College is located in the suburbs of Appleton, Wisconsin and it offers one program in design. 10,684 students pursue degrees in 70 programs at this school, overall. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Wisconsin offering design.

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20. Madison Area Technical College

3550 Anderson St
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6100

Madison Area Technical College is near the heart of downtown. It offers two design programs. Madison College offers two degrees at the associate's level in design to students. This public school is a public 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, Madison College ranks fourth in the state of Wisconsin.

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21. Waukesha County Technical College

800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072-4601
(262) 691-5566

Waukesha County Technical College offers two programs in design. This school offers two associate's level degrees in design to students. It is in the suburbs of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Overall, 8,102 students pursue degrees in 68 programs at this school. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Wisconsin offering design in terms of programs.

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22. Gateway Technical College

3520 30th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53144-1690
(262) 564-2200

Gateway Technical College is located in the suburbs of Kenosha, Wisconsin. This school offers two programs in design. It offers students two design degrees at the associate's level. 9,052 students seek degrees in 70 programs at this school, overall. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Wisconsin offering design in terms of programs.

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23. Saint Norbert College

100 Grant St
De Pere, WI 54115-2099
(920) 337-3181

Saint Norbert College is in the suburbs of De Pere, Wisconsin and this school offers one program in design. Overall, 2,241 students seek degrees in 65 Saint Norbert College programs.

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24. Concordia University - Wisconsin

12800 N Lake Shore Dr
Mequon, WI 53097-2402
(262) 243-5700

Concordia University-Wisconsin, which is very close to Mequon, Wisconsin, is located in a rural area. This school offers two programs in design. This liberal arts college offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in design. 7,484 students pursue degrees in 103 programs at Concordia, overall. This liberal arts college is the fifth largest institution in the state of Wisconsin offering design.

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