Interior Design Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 17 accredited interior design schools where interior design faculty who teach interior design classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of interior design and interior design training in Illinois, which includes interior design training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Black Hawk College

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

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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. Harrington College of Design

    200 W. Madison, Chicago, Illinois 60606

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  5. International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago

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

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  6. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  7. Judson University

    1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498

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  8. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

    350 N Orleans St, Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593

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  9. Robert Morris University Illinois

    401 S State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605

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  10. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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  11. Triton College

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

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  12. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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  13. The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

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

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Interior Design Employment

Illinois 1,760
National 40,120

Of all of the interior design professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In Illinois

2,880 3,180 2,660 2,090 1,760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, the field of interior design is shrinking. There were 1,120 less interior design professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 39%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of interior design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 23% from 2006 to 2010.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$47,720 $50,090 $49,890 $50,660 $49,810
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to interior design professionals are growing in Illinois. In 2006 interior design professionals made a mean salary of $47,720 per year, and in 2010 they made $49,810 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$26,400
25th percentile
$34,800
50th percentile
$45,540
75th percentile
$62,650
90th percentile
$79,760

This represents a growth in salaries of 4%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 202% pay differential between the highest paid interior design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of interior design in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in Illinois

Art
$62,060
Design
$58,056
Fashion Design
$58,630
Graphic Design
$51,220
Interior Design
$49,810

In Illinois, interior design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
7
bachelor
11
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
4
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As the number of interior design professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 17 accredited interior design schools in Illinois state is increasing. In 2006 there were 486 interior design graduates from interior design courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 513 graduates.

Thus there was a 6% percent increase in the number of interior design school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois. 46% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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