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Graphic Design Schools in Illinois

There are 28 Illinois schools offering graphic design programs. 436 students graduated from programs at Illinois graphic design schools in 2010. 286 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 80 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 449 students graduate from programs in Illinois in graphic design per year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from graphic design programs. More specifically, 39 students graduated with graphic design certificates, 80 with a degree at the associate's level, 286 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 31 with a degree at the master's level.

28 graphic design schools are in this state. Of these, while 17 schools are public, 11 schools are private. While tuition at a private graphic design school varies from $14,227 to $28,858, tuition at a public graphic design school varies from $12,053 to $13,096.

Average tuition for graphic design programs is $20,657. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $12,053 every year, is at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the highest tuition for graphic design programs, which is $28,858 per year, is at DePaul University.

Graphic design schools in Illinois offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Graphic Design Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 449 students graduate from programs in Illinois in graphic design per year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from graphic design programs. More specifically, 39 students graduated with graphic design certificates, 80 with a degree at the associate's level, 286 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 31 with a degree at the master's level.

Graphic Design Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 19
  • Certificate 2007: 21
  • Certificate 2008: 28
  • Certificate 2009: 29
  • Certificate 2010: 39
  • Associate 2006: 130
  • Associate 2007: 94
  • Associate 2008: 104
  • Associate 2009: 109
  • Associate 2010: 80
  • Bachelor 2006: 303
  • Bachelor 2007: 262
  • Bachelor 2008: 302
  • Bachelor 2009: 263
  • Bachelor 2010: 286
  • Master 2006: 7
  • Master 2007: 24
  • Master 2008: 28
  • Master 2009: 13
  • Master 2010: 31

Graphic Design Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in this state offer a total of 38 graphic design programs. Of these programs, close to 44.7% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Graphic Design Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 9
  • Associate: 17
  • Bachelor: 10
  • Master: 2

Career Trends

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

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

Career Trends

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

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 Graphic Design Employment

Illinois vs National Graphic Design Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 5.134% (9870)

Graphic Design Schools in Illinois

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1. John Wood Community College

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

John Wood Community College offers one graphic design program and it is in Quincy, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 2,501 students seek degrees in 34 John Wood Community College programs, overall.

2. Judson University

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

Judson University, which is 1.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Elgin, IL and this school offers one program in graphic design. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in graphic design.

3. 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. It offers two graphic design programs. Out of those, students are offered one graphic design degree at the associate's level by it and one graphic design degree at the bachelor's level. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

4. Quincy University

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

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

5. Spoon River College

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

Spoon River College offers one program in graphic design and it is located in Canton, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 1,906 students pursue degrees in 26 Spoon River College programs. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in graphic design.

6. 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 two graphic design programs. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in graphic design and one bachelor's level degree in graphic design. Overall, 11,922 students seek degrees in 56 programs at this big school. It is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design in terms of programs.

7. Highland Community College

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

Highland Community College offers one program in graphic design and it is located in town of Freeport, Illinois. This community college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This public college is the third largest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design in terms of programs.

8. Illinois Valley Community College

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

Illinois Valley Community College offers one program in graphic design and this college is in Oglesby, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 4,507 students pursue degrees in 46 Illinois Valley Community College programs. This medium-sized college is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design programs.

9. Fox College Inc

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

Fox College Inc is in the suburbs of Bedford Park, Illinois. It offers two programs in graphic design. More specifically, it offers one certificate in graphic design to students and one associate's level graphic design degree. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design.

10. Dominican University

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

Dominican University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1901. It is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. DU offers students five certificates, 56 degrees at the bachelors level, 14 degrees at the masters level, and one doctoral level degree. 3,748 students pursued degrees from the 65 programs at Dominican in 2010. This school offers subjects including writing and fashion design. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

11. Elgin Community College

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

Elgin Community College offers one program in graphic design and this college is 2.5 miles from the center of the city. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in graphic design.

12. DePaul University

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

DePaul University is in the center of Chicago. This school offers two programs in graphic design. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in graphic design by it and one graphic design degree at the master's level. This school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design.

13. John A Logan College

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

John A Logan College is located in Carterville, IL and it offers one program in graphic design. It is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. This school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design.

14. 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 graphic design program. Overall, 5,813 students pursue degrees in 141 programs at this school. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design programs.

15. 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 near the center of the city and Illinois offers one graphic design program. UIUC is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in graphic design.

16. Lincoln Land Community College

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

Lincoln Land Community College offers one program in graphic design and this college, which is 4.3 miles from the center of the city, is in Springfield, IL. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in graphic design.

17. Richland Community College

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

Richland Community College offers two graphic design programs. More specifically, this college offers one graphic design certificate to students and one graphic design degree at the associate's level. This community college, which is only a few miles from Decatur, is in a rural setting. This community college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design.

18. Oakton Community College

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

Oakton Community College offers one graphic design program and this college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Des Plaines, IL. Overall, 11,837 students pursue degrees in 73 programs at this public college.

19. Parkland College

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

Parkland College offers two programs in graphic design. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in graphic design by it and one associate's level graphic design degree. This college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Champaign, IL. This community college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this community college ranks seventh in the state of Illinois.

20. Lewis and Clark Community College

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

Lewis and Clark Community College offers two programs in graphic design. More specifically, this college offers one graphic design certificate to students and one graphic design degree at the associate's level. It is in Godfrey, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 8,406 students pursue degrees in 69 Lewis and Clark Community College programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design.

21. Illinois Central College

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

Illinois Central College is in East Peoria, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in graphic design. 13,078 students pursue degrees in 99 programs at this community college, overall. This college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in graphic design.

22. North Central College

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

North Central College offers one program in graphic design and this school, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Naperville, IL. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design.

23. Moraine Valley Community College

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

Moraine Valley Community College is located in the suburbs of Palos Hills, Illinois and it offers one program in graphic design. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design.

24. Robert Morris University Illinois

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

Robert Morris University Illinois is in the center of Chicago and it offers one graphic design program. Overall, 4,558 students pursue degrees in 38 programs at this medium-sized school. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in graphic design.

25. Rend Lake College

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

Rend Lake College, which is very close to Ina, Illinois, is in a rural area. It offers two programs in graphic design. More specifically, it offers students one graphic design certificate and one associate's level degree in graphic design. It is a public 2-year institution. This public college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design programs.

26. Waubonsee Community College

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

Waubonsee Community College, which is very close to Sugar Grove, Illinois, is located in a rural setting. It offers two programs in graphic design. Of those, this college offers students one certificate in graphic design and one associate's level degree in graphic design. Overall, 10,428 students seek degrees in 80 Waubonsee Community College programs. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in graphic design.

27. The University of Illinois at Chicago

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

The University of Illinois at Chicago is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two graphic design programs. Of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in graphic design by this public university and one degree at the master's level in graphic design. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering graphic design in terms of programs.

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