Design Schools In Illinois

There are 72 accredited design schools in Illinois for faculty who teach design classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the state of Illinois, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design
  • Masters degree in Design
  • PhD degree in Design


Schools

  1. American Academy of Art

    332 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60604-4302

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  2. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    36 S Wabash, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  3. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899

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  4. Black Hawk College

    6600-34th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265-5899

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  5. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  6. Carl Sandburg College

    2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, Illinois 61401

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  7. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  8. City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

    1145 W Wilson Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60640-6063

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  9. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  10. Columbia College Chicago

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

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  11. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  12. Danville Area Community College

    2000 E Main St, Danville, Illinois 61832-5118

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  13. DeVry University-Illinois

    3300 N Campbell Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618-5994

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  14. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  15. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  16. Fox College Inc

    6640 S. Cicero, Bedford Park, Illinois 60638

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  17. Harrington College of Design

    200 W. Madison, Chicago, Illinois 60606

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  18. Highland Community College in Freeport

    2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, Illinois 61032-9341

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  19. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  21. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  22. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. Illinois Valley Community College

    815 N Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, Illinois 61348-9692

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  24. International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago

    One North State Street - Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-3300

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  25. John A Logan College

    700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500

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  26. John Wood Community College

    1301 S 48th Street, Quincy, Illinois 62305-8736

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  27. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  28. Judson University

    1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498

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  29. College of Lake County

    19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198

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  30. Lake Land College

    5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

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  31. Lewis and Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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  32. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  33. Lincoln Land Community College

    5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256

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  34. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  35. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  36. Moraine Valley Community College

    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465-0937

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  37. Morton College

    3801 S Central Ave, Cicero, Illinois 60804-4398

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  38. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  39. Northwestern College in Chicago

    4829 North Lipps Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60630

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  40. Oakton Community College

    1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268

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  41. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  42. Parkland College

    2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899

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  43. Prairie State College

    202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226

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  44. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  45. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

    350 N Orleans St, Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593

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  46. Rend Lake College

    468 N Ken Gray Pky, Ina, Illinois 62846

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  47. Richland Community College

    One College Pk, Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512

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  48. Robert Morris University Illinois

    401 S State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605

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  49. Rockford Career College

    1130 South Alpine Road, Rockford, Illinois 61108

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  50. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  51. Sauk Valley Community College

    173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021

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  52. Southeastern Illinois College

    3575 College Road, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

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  53. Spoon River College

    23235 North County 22, Canton, Illinois 61520-8622

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  54. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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  55. South Suburban College

    15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200

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  56. Triton College

    2000 5th Ave, River Grove, Illinois 60171-1995

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  57. Waubonsee Community College

    Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554-0901

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  58. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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  59. ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect

    1401 Feehanville Road, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056-9823

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  60. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus

    7725 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois 60455

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  61. Heartland Community College

    1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761-9446

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  62. Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute

    5440 Fargo Avenue, Skokie, Illinois 60077

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  63. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College

    2200 College Drive, Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863

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  64. ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park

    11551 184th Place, Orland Park, Illinois 60467

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  65. The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

    1000 Plaza Drive Ste. 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4913

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  66. ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook

    800 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 100, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

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  67. American InterContinental University-Online

    5550 Prairie Stone Pky-Ste 130, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192

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  68. Rasmussen College-Illinois

    6000 East State Street, Fourth Floor, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2513

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Cities

  1. Design Schools in Chicago, IL17 Schools
  2. Design Schools in Elgin, IL2 Schools
  3. Design Schools in Quincy, IL2 Schools
  4. Design Schools in River Forest, IL2 Schools
  5. Design Schools in Decatur, IL2 Schools
  6. Design Schools in Rockford, IL2 Schools
  7. Design Schools in Champaign, IL2 Schools
  8. Design Schools in Sugar Grove, IL1 Schools
  9. Design Schools in Mattoon, IL1 Schools
  10. Design Schools in Glen Ellyn, IL1 Schools
  11. Design Schools in Godfrey, IL1 Schools
  12. Design Schools in Schaumburg, IL1 Schools
  13. Design Schools in Cicero, IL1 Schools
  14. Design Schools in Belleville, IL1 Schools
  15. Design Schools in River Grove, IL1 Schools
  16. Design Schools in Bourbonnais, IL1 Schools
  17. Design Schools in Dixon, IL1 Schools
  18. Design Schools in Calumet City, IL1 Schools
  19. Design Schools in Freeport, IL1 Schools
  20. Design Schools in Springfield, IL1 Schools
  21. Design Schools in Chicago Heights, IL1 Schools
  22. Design Schools in Ina, IL1 Schools
  23. Design Schools in Joliet, IL1 Schools
  24. Design Schools in Moline, IL1 Schools
  25. Design Schools in Mount Carmel, IL1 Schools
  26. Design Schools in Romeoville, IL1 Schools
  27. Design Schools in Oglesby, IL1 Schools
  28. Design Schools in Carbondale, IL1 Schools
  29. Design Schools in Bridgeview, IL1 Schools
  30. Design Schools in Galesburg, IL1 Schools
  31. Design Schools in Carterville, IL1 Schools
  32. Design Schools in Orland Park, IL1 Schools
  33. Design Schools in Canton, IL1 Schools
  34. Design Schools in Harrisburg, IL1 Schools
  35. Design Schools in Des Plaines, IL1 Schools
  36. Design Schools in Palos Hills, IL1 Schools
  37. Design Schools in Peoria, IL1 Schools
  38. Design Schools in Grayslake, IL1 Schools
  39. Design Schools in South Holland, IL1 Schools
  40. Design Schools in East Peoria, IL1 Schools
  41. Design Schools in Palatine, IL1 Schools
  42. Design Schools in Woodridge, IL1 Schools
  43. Design Schools in Normal, IL1 Schools
  44. Design Schools in Mount Prospect, IL1 Schools
  45. Design Schools in Oak Brook, IL1 Schools
  46. Design Schools in Skokie, IL1 Schools
  47. Design Schools in Naperville, IL1 Schools
  48. Design Schools in Danville, IL1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Design Employment

Illinois 19,500
National 370,320

Approximately 5% of the country's design professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Illinois

17,860 19,500 18,270 19,630 19,500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, the field of design is growing. There were 1,640 more design professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has grown by 9% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$49,216 $50,106 $47,367 $56,542 $58,056
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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In Illinois, as the number of design professionals is growing, the salaries earned by design professionals are increasing. In 2006 design professionals made a mean salary of $49,216 per year, and in 2010 they made $58,056 per year.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$27,946
25th percentile
$38,162
50th percentile
$52,686
75th percentile
$73,309
90th percentile
$93,932

This represents a growth in salaries of 15%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid design professionals earning 139% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Illinois state.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Illinois

Computer Animation
$59,310
Design
$58,056
Drafting
$52,708
Fashion Design
$58,630
Game Design
$83,310
Graphic Design
$51,220
Industrial Design
$58,520
Interior Design
$49,810
Visual Communications
$51,398
Web Design
$51,220

In Illinois, design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
64
bachelor
68
master
10
doctor
1
Certificate
52
Total195

As the number of design professionals is increasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 72 accredited design schools in Illinois state is decreasing. In Illinois, there were 2,740 graduates in 2006. And there were 2,291 graduates from design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 16% percent decrease in the number of design school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois. 35% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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