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Design Schools in Illinois

There are 45 Illinois schools offering design programs. 1,764 students graduated with degrees from Illinois design schools in 2010. 1,302 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 258 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

1,863 students graduate from design programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for 5% of students who US schools graduate from design programs. Of those, 100 students graduated with design certificates, 258 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,302 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 103 with a degree at the master's level, and one with a doctorate level degree.

45 design schools are located in this state. Out of these, 20 schools are private, while 25 schools are public. Tuition at a private design school varies from $14,227 to $42,041, while public design school tuition varies from $10,468 to $13,096.

Average tuition for programs in design is $22,294. The lowest tuition in Illinois, which is $10,468 each year, is at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, while the highest tuition for design programs, which is $42,041 each year, is at the University of Chicago.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing design.

Design Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

1,863 students graduate from design programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for 5% of students who US schools graduate from design programs. Of those, 100 students graduated with design certificates, 258 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,302 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 103 with a degree at the master's level, and one with a doctorate level degree.

Design Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 36
  • Certificate 2007: 28
  • Certificate 2008: 91
  • Certificate 2009: 75
  • Certificate 2010: 100
  • Associate 2006: 357
  • Associate 2007: 362
  • Associate 2008: 382
  • Associate 2009: 290
  • Associate 2010: 258
  • Bachelor 2006: 1498
  • Bachelor 2007: 1500
  • Bachelor 2008: 1401
  • Bachelor 2009: 1251
  • Bachelor 2010: 1302
  • Master 2006: 64
  • Master 2007: 64
  • Master 2008: 88
  • Master 2009: 88
  • Master 2010: 103
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 2
  • Doctorate 2008: 1
  • Doctorate 2009: 3
  • Doctorate 2010: 1

Design Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 109 programs in design. Of these programs, 45% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Design Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 19
  • Associate: 31
  • Bachelor: 49
  • Master: 9
  • Doctorate: 1

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

Interior Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26400
  • 25th Percentile: 34800
  • Median: 45540
  • 75th Percentile: 62650
  • 90th Percentile: 79760

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Designers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22820
  • 25th Percentile: 34980
  • Median: 55760
  • 75th Percentile: 74050
  • 90th Percentile: 93650

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

Floral Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17810
  • 25th Percentile: 18770
  • Median: 22560
  • 75th Percentile: 28930
  • 90th Percentile: 35110

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

Fashion Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33700
  • 25th Percentile: 40160
  • Median: 52810
  • 75th Percentile: 69470
  • 90th Percentile: 91690

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31390
  • 25th Percentile: 42120
  • Median: 55330
  • 75th Percentile: 75610
  • 90th Percentile: 88310

Set and Exhibit Designers — Salary by Percentile

Set and Exhibit Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23900
  • 25th Percentile: 31180
  • Median: 42900
  • 75th Percentile: 56400
  • 90th Percentile: 65500

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

Video Game Designers — Salary by Percentile

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

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 18620
  • 25th Percentile: 20360
  • Median: 28460
  • 75th Percentile: 31830
  • 90th Percentile: 35940

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26830
  • 25th Percentile: 35980
  • Median: 46190
  • 75th Percentile: 63980
  • 90th Percentile: 80590

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

Interior Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 46000
  • Median Salary 2007: 48760
  • Median Salary 2008: 47450
  • Median Salary 2009: 47010
  • Median Salary 2010: 45540
  • Total Employed 2006: 2880
  • Total Employed 2007: 3180
  • Total Employed 2008: 2660
  • Total Employed 2009: 2090
  • Total Employed 2010: 1760

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

Designers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54990
  • Median Salary 2007: 61760
  • Median Salary 2008: 62220
  • Median Salary 2009: 63270
  • Median Salary 2010: 55760
  • Total Employed 2006: 940
  • Total Employed 2007: 1320
  • Total Employed 2008: 1520
  • Total Employed 2009: 1520
  • Total Employed 2010: 1060

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

Floral Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 21630
  • Median Salary 2007: 21830
  • Median Salary 2008: 24160
  • Median Salary 2009: 21240
  • Median Salary 2010: 22560
  • Total Employed 2006: 2580
  • Total Employed 2007: 2430
  • Total Employed 2008: 2600
  • Total Employed 2009: 2730
  • Total Employed 2010: 2570

Video Game Designers — Employment Trend

Video Game Designers — 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

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

Commercial and Industrial Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 55630
  • Median Salary 2007: 43190
  • Median Salary 2008: 45420
  • Median Salary 2009: 47350
  • Median Salary 2010: 55330
  • Total Employed 2006: 750
  • Total Employed 2007: 1030
  • Total Employed 2008: 1250
  • Total Employed 2009: 1280
  • Total Employed 2010: 1890

Set and Exhibit Designers — Employment Trend

Set and Exhibit Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 46230
  • Median Salary 2007: 41230
  • Median Salary 2008: 47910
  • Median Salary 2009: 44150
  • Median Salary 2010: 42900
  • Total Employed 2006: 200
  • Total Employed 2007: 260
  • Total Employed 2008: 280
  • Total Employed 2009: 370
  • Total Employed 2010: 260

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

Fashion Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45945
  • Median Salary 2007: 47700
  • Median Salary 2008: 49225
  • Median Salary 2009: 50560
  • Median Salary 2010: 52810
  • Total Employed 2006: 90
  • Total Employed 2007: 95
  • Total Employed 2008: 100
  • Total Employed 2009: 95
  • Total Employed 2010: 90

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 20450
  • Median Salary 2007: 23550
  • Median Salary 2008: 26060
  • Median Salary 2009: 28290
  • Median Salary 2010: 28460
  • Total Employed 2006: 1120
  • Total Employed 2007: 800
  • Total Employed 2008: 680
  • Total Employed 2009: 250
  • Total Employed 2010: 190

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 40420
  • Median Salary 2007: 42180
  • Median Salary 2008: 43410
  • Median Salary 2009: 46320
  • Median Salary 2010: 46190
  • Total Employed 2006: 9240
  • Total Employed 2007: 10180
  • Total Employed 2008: 9960
  • Total Employed 2009: 9710
  • Total Employed 2010: 9870

Illinois vs National Design Employment

Illinois vs National Design Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 5.277% (28340)

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1. John Wood Community College

1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305-8736
(217) 224-6500

John Wood Community College is located in Quincy, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in design. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

2. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 629-6100

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is located in the center of Chicago. It offers four design programs. Specifically, students are offered one design certificate by this college, one bachelor's level degree in design, and two master's level degrees in design. It is a 4-year institution. SAIC is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in design.

3. The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

350 N Orleans St
Chicago, IL 60654-1593
(312) 280-3500

The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago is near the center of the city. It offers three programs in design. Students are offered three bachelor's level design degrees by it. 3,001 students pursue degrees in 14 AI programs, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the seventh largest institution in the state of Illinois offering design.

4. Judson University

1151 N State St
Elgin, IL 60123-1498
(847) 628-2500

Judson University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Elgin, IL. JU offers two programs in design. It offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in design. 1,178 students seek degrees in 43 programs at this school, overall.

5. Heartland Community College

1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761-9446
(309) 268-8000

Heartland Community College is located in Normal, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this college offers one design program. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering design in terms of programs.

6. 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 in the center of Chicago. IADT offers six design programs. Specifically, this school offers students two design degrees at the associate's level and four bachelor's level degrees in design. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering design.

7. 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.

8. Sauk Valley Community College

173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 288-5511

Sauk Valley Community College is in Dixon, IL and this college offers one program in design. 2,491 students pursue degrees in 47 Sauk Valley Community College programs, overall.

9. Quincy University

1800 College Ave
Quincy, IL 62301-2699
(217) 222-8020

Quincy University offers one program in design. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in design.

10. Spoon River College

23235 North County 22
Canton, IL 61520-8622
(309) 647-4645

Spoon River College offers one design program and this college, which is very close to Canton, Illinois, is in a rural area. 1,906 students pursue degrees in 26 Spoon River College programs, overall.

11. Columbia College - Chicago

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

Columbia College-Chicago is located in the center of Chicago. It offers eight programs in design. Specifically, students are offered three design certificates by it, four design degrees at the bachelor's level, and one design degree at the master's level. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering design.

12. The Harrington College of Design

200 W. Madison
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 939-4975

The Harrington College of Design is located in the center of Chicago. This college offers five programs in design. More specifically, this college offers one design certificate to students, one design degree at the associate's level, two bachelor's level degrees in design, and one degree at the master's level in design. Harrington is a for-profit 4-year institution.

13. ITT Technical Institute - Oak Brook

800 Jorie Boulevard- Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 472-7000

ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Oak Brook, Illinois. This school is one of several campuses. It offers eight associates level degrees and seven bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 470 students pursued degrees from the 12 programs at ITT Tech. ITT offers subjects such as project management and drafting. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this technical college. It is one of 8 technical colleges in Illinois.

14. Highland Community College

2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032-9341
(815) 235-6121

Highland Community College is located in Freeport, IL and it offers one program in design. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering design programs.

15. ITT Technical Institute - Orland Park

11551 184th Place
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 326-3200

ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is located in Orland Park, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including computer programming and project management. ITT offers students nine degrees at the associates level and seven degrees at the bachelors level. In 2010, 558 students pursued degrees from the 13 programs at ITT Tech. It is one of 8 technical colleges in Illinois.

16. Illinois Valley Community College

815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
(815) 224-2720

Illinois Valley Community College is located in Oglesby, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in design. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering design programs.

17. The University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1234

The University of Chicago is 6.3 miles from the center of the city and Chicago offers one program in design. It is a 4-year research institution. UC is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in design.

18. The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

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

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg offers four programs in design. Out of those, students are offered one design certificate by it and three bachelor's level degrees in design. It is near the center of the city.

19. Fox College Inc

6640 S. Cicero
Bedford Park, IL 60638
(708) 444-4500

Fox College Inc is located in the suburbs of Bedford Park, Illinois. It offers two design programs. Out of those, students are offered one design certificate by this school and one associate's level design degree. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering design.

20. Loyola University - Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 274-3000

Loyola University-Chicago offers one program in design and it is near the heart of downtown. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

21. Dominican University

7900 W Division St
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 366-2490

Dominican University offers one design program and DU is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois.

22. Lewis University

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500

Lewis University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1932. This school, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is in a rural setting. It offers subjects such as public relations, public administration, and business. Students are offered three certificates, three degrees at the associates level, 75 bachelors level degrees, 21 degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level by Lewis. 6,139 students sought degrees from the 88 programs at this school in 2010. Lewis is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

23. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers two programs in design. SIU offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in design. This university, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is located in a rural area. This big university is a public, 4-year, research institution. SIU ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

24. The College of DuPage

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

The College of DuPage offers three programs in design. Specifically, it offers one design certificate to students and two degrees at the associate's level in design. It is located in the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. It is a public 2-year institution.

25. Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
(847) 697-1000

Elgin Community College offers one design program and it is near the heart of downtown. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks ninth in the state of Illinois.

26. John A Logan College

700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918-2500
(618) 985-3741

John A Logan College offers one program in design and this school is located in town of Carterville, Illinois. It is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

27. Bradley University

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

Bradley University, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Peoria, IL and it offers one design program.

28. Triton College

2000 5th Ave
River Grove, IL 60171-1995
(708) 456-0300x3130

Triton College is in the suburbs of River Grove, Illinois. It offers four programs in design. Of those, this college offers students two certificates in design and two associate's level design degrees. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This college is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering design in terms of programs.

29. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 0.9 miles from the center of the city. This university offers two programs in design. Students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in design by the U of I. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in design.

30. Lincoln Land Community College

5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
(217) 786-2200

Lincoln Land Community College, which is 4.3 miles from the center of the city, is in Springfield, IL and it offers one design program. Overall, 7,602 students seek degrees in 69 Lincoln Land Community College programs.

31. Richland Community College

One College Pk
Decatur, IL 62521-8512
(217) 875-7200

Richland Community College, which is near Decatur, is in a rural area. It offers two programs in design. More specifically, it offers students one design certificate and one associate's level degree in design. 3,807 students pursue degrees in 62 Richland Community College programs, overall.

32. Harper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
(847) 925-6000

Harper College offers two programs in design. Out of those, this school offers one certificate in design to students and one associate's level degree in design. It is located in the suburbs of Palatine, Illinois. It is a public 2-year institution. This school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering design in terms of programs.

33. Oakton Community College

1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268
(847) 635-1600

Oakton Community College, which is 1.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in Des Plaines, IL and it offers one program in design. This large college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of enrollment, it ranks tenth in the state of Illinois.

34. Parkland College

2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821-1899
(217) 351-2200

Parkland College, which is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Champaign, IL and it offers one design program. Overall, 9,715 students pursue degrees in 71 programs at this college.

35. Lewis and Clark Community College

5800 Godfrey Rd
Godfrey, IL 62035
(618) 468-7000

Lewis and Clark Community College, which is very close to Godfrey, Illinois, is located in a rural setting and this college offers one program in design. Overall, 8,406 students pursue degrees in 69 programs at this community college. This college is the ninth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering design.

36. Illinois Central College

One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

Illinois Central College is located in East Peoria, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in design. 13,078 students seek degrees in 99 programs at this college, overall.

37. North Central College

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

North Central College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Naperville, IL and this school offers one program in design. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

38. Moraine Valley Community College

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

Moraine Valley Community College offers one program in design and it is in the suburbs of Palos Hills, Illinois. This college is a public 2-year institution.

39. Joliet Junior College

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

Joliet Junior College is located in Joliet, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this college offers one design program. It is a public 2-year institution.

40. Robert Morris University Illinois

401 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 935-6800

Robert Morris University Illinois is in the center of Chicago. RMU offers three design programs. Specifically, students are offered one design certificate by it, one design degree at the associate's level, and one design degree at the bachelor's level. Overall, 4,558 students seek degrees in 38 programs at RMU.

41. Rend Lake College

468 N Ken Gray Pky
Ina, IL 62846
(618) 437-5321

Rend Lake College is located in Ina, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two programs in design. Specifically, this college offers students one design certificate and one degree at the associate's level in design. This community college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

42. The Illinois Institute of Technology

3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-3000

The Illinois Institute of Technology, which is 3.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. It offers three programs in design. Out of those, it offers one design degree at the bachelor's level to students, one master's level degree in design, and one design degree at the doctorate level. 7,774 students pursue degrees in 114 Illinois Tech programs, overall.

43. Waubonsee Community College

Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-0901
(630) 466-7900x5756

Waubonsee Community College is located in Sugar Grove, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two design programs. Out of those, this college offers students one design certificate and one degree at the associate's level in design. It is a public 2-year institution.

44. The University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-7000

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers six design programs. Out of those, this university offers three bachelor's level degrees in design to students and three master's level design degrees. This public university is near the heart of downtown. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. UIC is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering design.

45. Black Hawk College

6600-34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265-5899
(309) 796-5000

Black Hawk College offers two design programs. It offers students two design degrees at the associate's level. This community college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Moline, IL. Overall, 6,677 students pursue degrees in 57 programs at this community college. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in design.