Visual Communications Schools In Illinois

Visual Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 45 accredited visual communications schools in Illinois. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in visual communications in the state of Illinois, which encompasses visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Visual Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Visual Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications
  • Masters degree in Visual Communications
  • PhD degree in Visual Communications


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. Black Hawk College

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

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  4. Blackburn College

    700 College Ave, Carlinville, Illinois 62626

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  5. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  6. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  7. Columbia College Chicago

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

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  8. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  9. College of DuPage

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

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  10. Harrington College of Design

    200 W. Madison, Chicago, Illinois 60606

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  11. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  13. Illinois Wesleyan University

    1312 N Park St, Bloomington, Illinois 61702-2900

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  14. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago

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

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  16. College of Lake County

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

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  17. Lewis and Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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  18. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  19. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  20. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  21. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

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  22. Oakton Community College

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

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  23. Parkland College

    2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899

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  24. Prairie State College

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

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  25. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

    350 N Orleans St, Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593

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  26. Robert Morris University Illinois

    401 S State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605

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  27. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  28. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  29. University of St Francis

    500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188

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  30. Sauk Valley Community College

    173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021

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  31. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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  32. South Suburban College

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

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  33. Triton College

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

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  34. Waubonsee Community College

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

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  35. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  36. ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect

    1401 Feehanville Road, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056-9823

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  37. Heartland Community College

    1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761-9446

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  38. ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park

    11551 184th Place, Orland Park, Illinois 60467

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  39. The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

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

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  40. ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook

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

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  41. American InterContinental University-Online

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

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Cities

  1. Visual Communications Schools in Chicago, IL14 Schools
  2. Visual Communications Schools in Normal, IL2 Schools
  3. Visual Communications Schools in Champaign, IL2 Schools
  4. Visual Communications Schools in River Forest, IL2 Schools
  5. Visual Communications Schools in Orland Park, IL1 Schools
  6. Visual Communications Schools in South Holland, IL1 Schools
  7. Visual Communications Schools in Woodridge, IL1 Schools
  8. Visual Communications Schools in Oak Brook, IL1 Schools
  9. Visual Communications Schools in Sugar Grove, IL1 Schools
  10. Visual Communications Schools in Des Plaines, IL1 Schools
  11. Visual Communications Schools in Grayslake, IL1 Schools
  12. Visual Communications Schools in Dixon, IL1 Schools
  13. Visual Communications Schools in Mount Prospect, IL1 Schools
  14. Visual Communications Schools in Moline, IL1 Schools
  15. Visual Communications Schools in Glen Ellyn, IL1 Schools
  16. Visual Communications Schools in Macomb, IL1 Schools
  17. Visual Communications Schools in Schaumburg, IL1 Schools
  18. Visual Communications Schools in Bloomington, IL1 Schools
  19. Visual Communications Schools in River Grove, IL1 Schools
  20. Visual Communications Schools in Evanston, IL1 Schools
  21. Visual Communications Schools in Godfrey, IL1 Schools
  22. Visual Communications Schools in Calumet City, IL1 Schools
  23. Visual Communications Schools in Decatur, IL1 Schools
  24. Visual Communications Schools in Chicago Heights, IL1 Schools
  25. Visual Communications Schools in Carlinville, IL1 Schools
  26. Visual Communications Schools in Joliet, IL1 Schools
  27. Visual Communications Schools in Carbondale, IL1 Schools
  28. Visual Communications Schools in Romeoville, IL1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Illinois 12,260
National 270,000

Of all of the visual communications professionals that work in the US, approximately 5% work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Illinois

11,680 12,230 12,150 11,860 12,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Visual Communications is a growing field in Illinois. In Illinois, 580 more visual communications professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of visual communications has grown by 5% in Illinois. This growth is faster than the change in the number of visual communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$52,330 $46,243 $48,610 $50,352 $51,398
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of visual communications professionals is growing, the salaries paid to visual communications professionals are decreasing in Illinois. The mean salary for visual communications professionals in 2006 was $52,330 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $51,398 per year.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$22,692
25th percentile
$34,940
50th percentile
$48,832
75th percentile
$65,122
90th percentile
$82,562

Thus, visual communications professionals' salaries declined by 2% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Illinois state, within the field of visual communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid visual communications professionals earn 264% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Illinois

Art
$62,060
Computer Animation
$59,310
Drafting
$52,708
Fashion Design
$58,630
Graphic Design
$51,220
Industrial Design
$58,520
Interior Design
$49,810
Visual Communications
$51,398
Web Design
$51,220

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

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
19
bachelor
35
master
6
doctor
1
Certificate
11
Total72

The number of students graduating from the 45 accredited visual communications schools in Illinois is decreasing. In 2006 there were 1,236 visual communications graduates from visual communications courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 649 graduates.

This represents a 47% decrease in the number of visual communications degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. Most of these graduates, or 49%, earned a bachelor's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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