Industrial Design Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 4 accredited industrial design schools where industrial design faculty who teach industrial design classes can find employment. The trends in Illinois' industrial design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in industrial design includes industrial design training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Industrial Design
  • Masters degree in Industrial Design


Schools

  1. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    36 S Wabash, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

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  3. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Illinois 1,890
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals in the country, nearly 7% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Illinois

750 1,030 1,250 1,280 1,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of industrial design professionals is growing in Illinois. In 2010 there were 1,140 more industrial design professionals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of industrial design professionals has grown by 152%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of industrial design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 15% from 2006 to 2010.

Industrial Design VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$59,060 $46,860 $48,560 $51,740 $58,520
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by industrial design professionals is decreasing in Illinois. In 2006 industrial design professionals made a mean salary of $59,060 per year, and in 2010 they made $58,520 per year.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$31,390
25th percentile
$42,120
50th percentile
$55,330
75th percentile
$75,610
90th percentile
$88,310

This represents a 1% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of industrial design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid industrial design professionals earning 181% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Illinois state.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Illinois

Architecture
$62,530
Art
$62,060
Civil Engineering
$60,400
Design
$58,056
Drafting
$52,708
Graphic Design
$51,220
Industrial Design
$58,520
Mechanical Engineering
$65,298

Industrial design professionals in Illinois earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
3
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total5

As the number of industrial design professionals is increasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited industrial design schools in Illinois state is also increasing. In Illinois, there were 62 graduates in 2006. And there were 69 graduates from industrial design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 11% percent increase in the number of industrial design school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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