Architecture Schools In Illinois

In Illinois, there are 8 accredited schools where architecture classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of architecture and architecture training in Illinois, which includes architecture training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Architecture
  • Masters degree in Architecture
  • PhD degree in Architecture


  1. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    36 S Wabash, Chicago, Illinois 60603

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

    150 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Judson University

    1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Architecture Employment

Illinois 7,520
National 194,050

Of all of the architecture professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Architecture professionals In Illinois

8,390 8,270 8,810 8,560 7,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, the field of architecture is shrinking. In Illinois, 870 less architecture professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of architecture has shrunk by 10% in Illinois. This decline is slower than the national trend for architecture professionals which shows a 16% decrease in the number of architecture professionals working around the nation.

Architecture VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$57,070 $60,643 $60,537 $61,657 $62,530
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of architecture professionals is declining, the salaries paid to architecture professionals are increasing in Illinois. The mean salary for architecture professionals in 2006 was $57,070 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $62,530 per year.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in Illinois

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Thus, architecture professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Illinois, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of architecture. The pay differential between the highest paid architecture professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 142%

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in Illinois

Civil Engineering

In Illinois, architecture professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Architecture programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited architecture schools in Illinois is increasing. In Illinois, there were 669 graduates in 2006. And there were 867 graduates from architecture courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of architecture school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 30%. 48% of these graduates received a master's degree in architecture.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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