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Animation Schools in Illinois

There are 17 schools in the state of Illinois offering animation programs. In 2010, 261 students graduated with degrees from Illinois animation schools. 213 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 39 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

222 students graduate from animation programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 5% of animation students who US schools graduate. Specifically, nine students graduated with certificates in animation, 39 with a degree at the associate's level, and 213 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

17 animation schools are located in this state. Of these, while 12 schools are private, five schools are public. Tuition at a private animation school varies from $14,227 to $28,858.

Average tuition for programs in animation is $24,424. The lowest tuition in Illinois is at Westwood College-Chicago Loop, while the highest tuition for animation programs, which is $28,858 each year, is at DePaul University.

Illinois schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees for students pursing animation. No undergraduate level students in animation pursued degrees at the masters level.

Animation Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

222 students graduate from animation programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 5% of animation students who US schools graduate. Specifically, nine students graduated with certificates in animation, 39 with a degree at the associate's level, and 213 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Animation Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 6
  • Certificate 2007: 12
  • Certificate 2008: 14
  • Certificate 2009: 18
  • Certificate 2010: 9
  • Associate 2006: 11
  • Associate 2007: 12
  • Associate 2008: 10
  • Associate 2009: 20
  • Associate 2010: 39
  • Bachelor 2006: 123
  • Bachelor 2007: 169
  • Bachelor 2008: 159
  • Bachelor 2009: 156
  • Bachelor 2010: 213
  • Master 2006: 0
  • Master 2007: 0
  • Master 2008: 0
  • Master 2009: 0
  • Master 2010: 0

Animation Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in this state offer a total of 21 animation programs. Of these programs, about 57.1% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Animation Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 5
  • Bachelor: 12
  • Master: 1

Computer Occupations, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Computer Occupations, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34940
  • 25th Percentile: 50250
  • Median: 71490
  • 75th Percentile: 92730
  • 90th Percentile: 110590

Multimedia Artists and Animators — Salary by Percentile

Multimedia Artists and Animators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28240
  • 25th Percentile: 36480
  • Median: 53620
  • 75th Percentile: 69840
  • 90th Percentile: 91520

Computer Occupations, All Other — Employment Trend

Computer Occupations, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 69430
  • Median Salary 2007: 72320
  • Median Salary 2008: 74910
  • Median Salary 2009: 75710
  • Median Salary 2010: 71490
  • Total Employed 2006: 12900
  • Total Employed 2007: 14790
  • Total Employed 2008: 16250
  • Total Employed 2009: 15250
  • Total Employed 2010: 10650

Multimedia Artists and Animators — Employment Trend

Multimedia Artists and Animators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42060
  • Median Salary 2007: 44880
  • Median Salary 2008: 45360
  • Median Salary 2009: 50890
  • Median Salary 2010: 53620
  • Total Employed 2006: 960
  • Total Employed 2007: 910
  • Total Employed 2008: 920
  • Total Employed 2009: 910
  • Total Employed 2010: 970

Illinois vs National Animation Employment

Illinois vs National Animation Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 5.542% (11620)

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1. The American Academy of Art

332 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604-4302
(312) 461-0600

The American Academy of Art is in the center of Chicago and it offers one animation program. 471 students seek degrees in six American Academy of Art programs, overall. This school is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering animation programs.

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2. The International Academy of Design and Technology - Chicago

One North State Street - Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60602-3300
(312) 980-9200

The International Academy of Design and Technology-Chicago is located in the center of Chicago. IADT offers two animation programs. Specifically, it offers one animation degree at the associate's level to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in animation. In terms of programs, this school is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering animation.

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3. ITT Technical Institute - Mount Prospect

1401 Feehanville Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056-9823
(847) 375-8800

ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT is in the suburbs of Mount Prospect, Illinois. ITT Tech is one of several campuses. ITT Tech offers subjects such as visual communications, law, and animation. This specialized school offers eight associates level degrees and eight bachelors level degrees to students. 513 students pursued degrees from the 13 programs at ITT Tech in 2010. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this school. It is one of 8 technical colleges in Illinois.

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4. Columbia College - Chicago

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

Columbia College-Chicago offers one program in animation and it is located in the center of Chicago. It is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering animation.

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5. The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

1000 Plaza Drive Ste. 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4913
(847) 619-3450

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg is 2.3 miles from the center of the city and it offers one animation program. This school is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering animation in terms of programs.

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6. The College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

The College of DuPage offers one program in animation and it is in the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in animation.

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7. Greenville College

315 E. College Ave
Greenville, IL 62246
(618) 664-2800

Greenville College offers one program in animation. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in animation.

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8. DePaul University

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8000

DePaul University offers two programs in animation. Specifically, it offers students one animation degree at the bachelor's level and one degree at the master's level in animation. This large school is in the center of Chicago. DePaul is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in animation.

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9. Bradley University

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001
(309) 676-7611

Bradley University, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Peoria, IL and it offers one animation program. 5,813 students seek degrees in 141 Bradley programs, overall. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in animation.

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10. McHenry County College

8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761
(815) 455-3700

McHenry County College offers two animation programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in animation by it and one associate's level degree in animation. This college, which is very close to Crystal Lake, Illinois, is in a rural area. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in animation.

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11. North Central College

30 N Brainard St
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-5100

North Central College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1861. This school, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Naperville, IL. This liberal arts college offers one certificate, 58 degrees at the bachelors level, and seven degrees at the masters level to students. 2,902 students sought degrees from the 62 programs at this liberal arts college in 2010. This school offers subjects including chemistry, business administration, and creative writing. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this liberal arts college. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

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12. Elmhurst College

190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126-3096
(630) 617-3500

Elmhurst College offers one program in animation and it is in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois. This small school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, this school is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering animation.

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13. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601-2449
(312) 553-5600

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in animation. Out of those, it offers one certificate in animation to students and one associate's level animation degree. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This college is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering animation programs.

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14. Moraine Valley Community College

9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
(708) 974-4300

Moraine Valley Community College is in the suburbs of Palos Hills, Illinois and this college offers one animation program. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering animation programs.

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15. Joliet Junior College

1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431-8938
(815) 729-9020

Joliet Junior College is in Joliet, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in animation. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering animation.