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Visual Communications Schools in Illinois

There are 29 schools in the state of Illinois offering visual communications programs. 708 students graduated with degrees from Illinois visual communications schools in 2010. 375 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 181 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

811 students graduate from programs in this state in visual communications, on average, per year. This accounts for 5% of visual communications students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 147 students graduated with visual communications certificates, 181 with a degree at the associate's level, 375 with a bachelor's level degree, and five with a master's level degree.

29 visual communications schools are in this state. Out of these, 17 schools are private, while 12 schools are public. Tuition at a private visual communications school varies from $14,227 to $42,041.

Average tuition for visual communications programs is $27,050. While the lowest tuition in Illinois is at Westwood College-Chicago Loop, the highest tuition for visual communications programs, which is $42,041 per year, is at the University of Chicago.

Visual communications schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Visual Communications Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

811 students graduate from programs in this state in visual communications, on average, per year. This accounts for 5% of visual communications students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 147 students graduated with visual communications certificates, 181 with a degree at the associate's level, 375 with a bachelor's level degree, and five with a master's level degree.

Visual Communications Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 157
  • Certificate 2007: 163
  • Certificate 2008: 174
  • Certificate 2009: 136
  • Certificate 2010: 147
  • Associate 2006: 199
  • Associate 2007: 302
  • Associate 2008: 308
  • Associate 2009: 189
  • Associate 2010: 181
  • Bachelor 2006: 731
  • Bachelor 2007: 613
  • Bachelor 2008: 423
  • Bachelor 2009: 363
  • Bachelor 2010: 375
  • Master 2006: 7
  • Master 2007: 6
  • Master 2008: 9
  • Master 2009: 8
  • Master 2010: 5

Visual Communications Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 47 visual communications programs. Of these programs, around 36.2% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Visual Communications Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 14
  • Associate: 15
  • Bachelor: 17
  • Master: 1

Film and Video Editors — Salary by Percentile

Film and Video Editors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23900
  • 25th Percentile: 39000
  • Median: 55130
  • 75th Percentile: 70840
  • 90th Percentile: 104820

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

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators — Salary by Percentile

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18780
  • 25th Percentile: 34810
  • Median: 50030
  • 75th Percentile: 61880
  • 90th Percentile: 70700

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

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

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

Film and Video Editors — Employment Trend

Film and Video Editors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 60320
  • Median Salary 2007: 50780
  • Median Salary 2008: 57320
  • Median Salary 2009: 53420
  • Median Salary 2010: 55130
  • Total Employed 2006: 720
  • Total Employed 2007: 580
  • Total Employed 2008: 850
  • Total Employed 2009: 610
  • Total Employed 2010: 550

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators — Employment Trend

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 39300
  • Median Salary 2007: 32980
  • Median Salary 2008: 38100
  • Median Salary 2009: 42600
  • Median Salary 2010: 50030
  • Total Employed 2006: 410
  • Total Employed 2007: 370
  • Total Employed 2008: 340
  • Total Employed 2009: 370
  • Total Employed 2010: 350

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 Visual Communications Employment

Illinois vs National Visual Communications Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.714% (11740)

Visual Communications Schools in Illinois

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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 this school offers one program in visual communications. 471 students seek degrees in six programs at this school, overall. This specialized school is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in visual communications.

2. The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

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

The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago offers one program in visual communications and AI is 0.8 miles from the center of the city. AI is a for-profit 4-year institution. AI is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications programs.

3. Heartland Community College

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

Heartland Community College, which is very close to Normal, Illinois, is located in a rural setting. This college offers two visual communications programs. Specifically, this college offers students one visual communications certificate and one associate's level visual communications degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

4. 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-Chicago offers two programs in visual communications. More specifically, IADT-Chicago offers students one degree at the associate's level in visual communications and one bachelor's level degree in visual communications. In terms of programs, it is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications.

5. 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.

6. Sauk Valley Community College

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

Sauk Valley Community College offers two visual communications programs. This college offers students two visual communications certificates. This college is in Dixon, IL. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

7. Columbia College - Chicago

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

Columbia College-Chicago offers two programs in visual communications. More specifically, Columbia offers students one certificate in visual communications and one bachelor's level degree in visual communications. Columbia is located in the center of Chicago. 11,922 students pursue degrees in 56 Columbia College-Chicago programs, overall. This school is the seventh largest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications.

8. 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 three programs in visual communications. Out of those, students are offered one associate's level visual communications degree by this college and two visual communications degrees at the bachelor's level. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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 this university offers one program in visual communications. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Illinois.

12. 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. It offers two visual communications programs. More specifically, AI offers students one associate's level degree in visual communications and one degree at the bachelor's level in visual communications. 1,397 students seek degrees in 14 Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg programs, overall. This specialized school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications programs.

13. Loyola University - Chicago

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

Loyola University-Chicago is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in visual communications. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. Loyola is the tenth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications in terms of programs.

14. Dominican University

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

Dominican University is located in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois and it offers one visual communications program. 3,748 students seek degrees in 76 Dominican University programs, overall. This small school is the eighth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications.

15. Lewis University

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

Lewis University is in Romeoville, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in visual communications. Lewis offers two visual communications degrees at the bachelor's level to students. Overall, 6,139 students pursue degrees in 103 programs at this mid-sized school.

16. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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

Founded in 1869, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is in Carbondale, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This research university is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Illinois. Students are offered ten certificates, four degrees at the associates level, 91 bachelors level degrees, 75 masters level degrees, and 38 doctoral level degrees by it. In 2010, 20,037 students pursued degrees from the 131 programs at this university. SIUC offers subjects including biomedical engineering, english, and information technology. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. SIUC is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

17. Prairie State College

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

Prairie State College is in the suburbs of Chicago Heights, Illinois. It offers three programs in visual communications. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in visual communications by it and two visual communications degrees at the associate's level. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This college is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications in terms of programs.

18. 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 four visual communications programs. More specifically, this community college offers two certificates in visual communications to students and two degrees at the associate's level in visual communications. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This large college is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications.

19. Triton College

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

Triton College is located in the suburbs of River Grove, Illinois. This college offers two programs in visual communications. Of those, this college offers one visual communications certificate to students and one visual communications degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution.

20. Oakton Community College

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

Oakton Community College, which is near the center of the city, is in Des Plaines, IL and this college offers one visual communications program. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this community college ranks fifth in the state of Illinois.

21. Lewis and Clark Community College

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

Lewis and Clark Community College offers one visual communications program and it is located in Godfrey, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of enrollment, this community college ranks seventh in the state of Illinois.

22. Concordia University - Chicago

7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL 60305-1499
(708) 771-8300

Concordia University-Chicago is located in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois and it offers one visual communications program. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. It is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications programs.

23. 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 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in visual communications. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This large college is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications.

24. Robert Morris University Illinois

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

Robert Morris University Illinois is located in the center of Chicago. It offers two programs in visual communications. Specifically, this school offers one visual communications certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in visual communications. It is a 4-year institution. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications in terms of programs.

25. South Suburban College

15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473-1200
(708) 596-2000x5894

South Suburban College offers one visual communications program and it is in the suburbs of South Holland, Illinois. This community college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in visual communications.

26. Millikin University

1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522-2084
(217) 424-6211

Millikin University, which is near the center of the city, is in Decatur, IL and it offers one program in visual communications. MU is a 4-year institution.

27. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60621-2709
(773) 602-5000

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College offers one visual communications program and it is near the center of the city. Overall, 6,366 students seek degrees in 46 City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College programs. In terms of programs, it is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications.

28. Waubonsee Community College

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

Waubonsee Community College offers one visual communications program and it is in Sugar Grove, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This community college is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering visual communications programs.

29. Black Hawk College

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

Black Hawk College offers one visual communications program and this college, which is 4.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Moline, IL. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in visual communications.

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