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Photography Schools in Illinois

There are 13 schools in the state of Illinois offering photography programs. In 2010, 264 students graduated from programs at Illinois photography schools. 189 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 41 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 325 students graduate from programs in this state in photography each year. This accounts for 5% of students who schools in the United States graduate from photography programs. Out of those, 24 students graduated with photography certificates, 41 with a degree at the associate's level, 189 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and ten with a degree at the master's level.

13 photography schools are in this state. And out of these, five schools are private, while eight schools are public. Tuition at a public photography school varies from $12,053 to $13,096, while tuition at a private photography school varies from $17,388 to $25,710.

Average tuition for photography programs is $17,664. While the highest tuition for photography programs, which is $25,710 per year, is at Dominican University, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $12,053 per year, is at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

Photography Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 325 students graduate from programs in this state in photography each year. This accounts for 5% of students who schools in the United States graduate from photography programs. Out of those, 24 students graduated with photography certificates, 41 with a degree at the associate's level, 189 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and ten with a degree at the master's level.

Photography Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 23
  • Certificate 2007: 7
  • Certificate 2008: 20
  • Certificate 2009: 18
  • Certificate 2010: 24
  • Associate 2006: 15
  • Associate 2007: 40
  • Associate 2008: 55
  • Associate 2009: 50
  • Associate 2010: 41
  • Bachelor 2006: 135
  • Bachelor 2007: 134
  • Bachelor 2008: 280
  • Bachelor 2009: 145
  • Bachelor 2010: 189
  • Master 2006: 8
  • Master 2007: 12
  • Master 2008: 32
  • Master 2009: 13
  • Master 2010: 10

Photography Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 19 photography programs. Of these programs, close to 42.1% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Photography Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 3
  • Bachelor: 8
  • Master: 2

Career Trends

Photographers — Salary by Percentile

Photographers — Salary by Percentile

Photographers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19080
  • 25th Percentile: 26710
  • Median: 35740
  • 75th Percentile: 58010
  • 90th Percentile: 91790

Career Trends

Photographers — Employment Trend

Photographers — Employment Trend

Photographers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27660
  • Median Salary 2007: 36510
  • Median Salary 2008: 37060
  • Median Salary 2009: 35360
  • Median Salary 2010: 35740
  • Total Employed 2006: 2510
  • Total Employed 2007: 2720
  • Total Employed 2008: 2900
  • Total Employed 2009: 2690
  • Total Employed 2010: 2790

Illinois vs National Photography Employment

Illinois vs National Photography Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 5.115% (2790)

Photography Schools in Illinois

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1. Sauk Valley Community College

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

Sauk Valley Community College is in town of Dixon, Illinois and it offers one program in photography. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering photography.

2. Columbia College - Chicago

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

Columbia College-Chicago is in the center of Chicago. It offers two programs in photography. Of those, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in photography to students and one master's level degree in photography. 11,922 students pursue degrees in 56 programs at this big school, overall. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering photography.

3. The Harrington College of Design

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

The Harrington College of Design is in the center of Chicago. Harrington offers two photography programs. Of those, this college offers one associate's level photography degree to students and one bachelor's level photography degree. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. Harrington is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering photography in terms of programs.

4. 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 heart of downtown and AI-Schaumburg offers one photography program. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering photography programs.

5. Dominican University

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

Dominican University is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois and this school offers one program in photography. 3,748 students pursue degrees in 76 programs at Dominican, overall. It is the third largest institution in the state of Illinois offering photography in terms of programs.

6. Prairie State College

202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411-8226
(708) 709-3500

Prairie State College is located in the suburbs of Chicago Heights, Illinois. It offers two photography programs. Out of those, this community college offers students one certificate in photography and one associate's level photography degree. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering photography programs.

7. The College of DuPage

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

The College of DuPage is in the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. It offers two programs in photography. Out of those, this college offers students one photography certificate and one associate's level degree in photography. 26,722 students pursue degrees in 120 programs at this college, overall. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Illinois.

8. Bradley University

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

Bradley University, which is near the center of the city, is in Peoria, IL. This school offers two photography programs. BU offers two degrees at the bachelor's level in photography to students. This mid-sized school is a 4-year institution. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in photography.

9. 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 offers one program in photography and Illinois is near the heart of downtown. Overall, 43,862 students pursue degrees in 358 U of I programs. It is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in photography.

10. Oakton Community College

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

Oakton Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Des Plaines, IL and it offers one program in photography. This community college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in photography.

11. Lewis and Clark Community College

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

Lewis and Clark Community College is in Godfrey, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one photography program. Overall, 8,406 students pursue degrees in 69 Lewis and Clark Community College programs. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering photography programs.

12. 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 area and it offers one photography program. 10,428 students pursue degrees in 80 Waubonsee Community College programs, overall. In terms of programs, this college is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering photography.

13. The University of Illinois at Chicago

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

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers two photography programs. Of those, it offers one photography degree at the bachelor's level to students and one degree at the master's level in photography. UIC is near the heart of downtown. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. It is the third largest institution in the state of Illinois offering photography in terms of programs.