Fashion Schools In Illinois

Fashion classes faculty can choose to work at one of 13 accredited fashion schools in Illinois. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fashion and fashion training in Illinois, which includes fashion training at the following levels:

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


  1. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    36 S Wabash, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  2. Columbia College Chicago

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

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  3. College of DuPage

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

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  4. International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago

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

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  5. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  6. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  7. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

    350 N Orleans St, Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593

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  8. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  9. South Suburban College

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

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  10. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Fashion Employment

Illinois 198,130
National 4,625,040

Approximately 4% of the country's fashion professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Illinois

204,680 202,350 209,630 201,850 198,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fashion is a shrinking field in Illinois. In Illinois, 6,550 less fashion professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fashion has shrunk by 3% in Illinois. This decline is slower than the national trend for fashion professionals which shows a 6% decrease in the number of fashion professionals working around the nation.

Fashion VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$43,993 $48,500 $51,733 $51,842 $46,243
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by fashion professionals is increasing in Illinois. The mean salary for fashion professionals in 2006 was $43,993 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,243 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Illinois

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Thus, there was a 5% growth in fashion professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Illinois state, within the field of fashion, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid fashion professionals earn 124% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Illinois

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

Fashion professionals in Illinois earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of fashion professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 13 accredited fashion schools in Illinois state is increasing. In 2006, 471 students graduated from fashion courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 540 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of fashion school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 15%. Most of these graduates, or 41%, earned an associate's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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