Design Schools
In Champaign, Illinois

In Champaign, there are 2 design schools where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Champaign, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Professional Trends

Champaign Vs. Illinois Design Employment

Champaign 270
Illinois 19,500

Exactly 270 of Illinois' 19,500 design professionals work in Champaign. There has been a 13% growth in the number of design professionals in Champaign between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Champaign has also increased.

Champaign Vs. Illinois Design employment growth

17,860 19,500 18,270 19,630 19,500
240 240 320 330 270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Champaign

Design VS. All professions salaries in Champaign

$28,797 $28,120 $34,425 $42,385 $41,707
$35,690 $36,810 $43,210 $44,470 $45,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Champaign
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Champaign

Salaries for design professionals in Champaign have increased. In 2010 design professionals in Champaign reportedly earned an average salary of $41,707 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for design professionals in Champaign was $28,797 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Champaign.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Champaign

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Design professionals make a median salary of $35,147 per year in Champaign. The difference in pay between the design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 205%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $23,247 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $71,013 per year.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Champaign

Graphic Design
Web Design
Visual Communications
Computer Animation
Game Design

On average design professionals in Champaign earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Champaign.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Champaign


Many of Champaign's design professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited design schools in the city.

Design Programs Offered In Champaign


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Champaign's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Champaign


In 2010 approximately 66 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Champaign, Illinois

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