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Interior Design in Arizona

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Schools Offering Interior Design Programs in Arizona

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Arizona students graduate with degrees in interior design. That means an estimated 284 interior designers graduate from Arizona's 12 interior design schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona with a interior design program is Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. In 2010, 52 students graduated from Northern Arizona University's interior design program. Northern Arizona University charged in-state students $7,672 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a interior design program is Prescott College. Prescott College, which was ranked 45th in the country in 2010, is located in Prescott. Students at Prescott College paid $26,235 per year in tuition fees.

East Valley Institute of Technology, which is located in Mesa, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a interior design program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. Students at East Valley Institute of Technology paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Arizona's interior design schools ranges from $27,125 per year to $1,734 per year. But, the average tuition is $11,493 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arizona interior design schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. The Art Center Design College-Tucson - located in Tucson, students are charged $27,125 per year
  2. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  3. Collins College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $23,550 per year

The interior design schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Scottsdale Community College - located in Scottsdale, students are charged $1,734 per year
  2. Glendale Community College - located in Glendale, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Mesa Community College - located in Mesa, students are charged $1,734 per year

An interior design degree from an Arizona school... what next?

Most people who graduate from interior design school in Arizona go on to work as an interior designer. If you decide to work as an interior designer in Arizona, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 830 Arizona interior designers as of 2010. In Arizona, the largest numbers of interior designers work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 700 interior designers
  2. Pima County - 110 interior designers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,340 interior designers will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of interior designers to shrink by -3%.


On average, interior designers earn $51,270 per year. In 2010, however, some Arizona interior designers earned as little as less than $30,940 per year or as much as more than $75,000 per year. The following counties in Arizona have the highest average salaries for interior designers:

  1. Maricopa County - $51,900 per year
  2. Pima County - $47,410 per year

The Arizona counties with the lowest average salary for interior designers are:

  1. Pima County - $47,410 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $51,900 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in interior design and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as design or graphic design.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Interior Design in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design in Arizona
  • Certificate in Interior Design in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Interior Designers 830 $51,270 -44.7%

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