Fashion Design Schools In Illinois

There are 12 accredited fashion design schools in Illinois for faculty who teach fashion design classes to choose from. The trends in Illinois' fashion design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fashion design includes fashion design training at the following levels:

  • Fashion Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fashion Design
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion Design


  1. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    36 S Wabash, Chicago, Illinois 60603

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Columbia College Chicago

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. College of DuPage

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Northern Illinois University

    1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

    350 N Orleans St, Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Fashion Design Employment

Illinois 90
National 15,060

Of all of the fashion design professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Fashion design professionals In Illinois

No data No data No data 0 90
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fashion Design VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

No data No data No data $48,200 $58,630
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in Illinois

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90th percentile

In Illinois state, within the field of fashion design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid fashion design professionals earn 172% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in Illinois

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Graphic Design

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 12 accredited fashion design schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006 there were 282 fashion design graduates from fashion design courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 323 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of fashion design school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 15%. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an bachelor's degree in fashion design.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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