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Fashion Design Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

In Chicago, there are 5 fashion design schools where fashion design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion design academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in fashion design includes fashion design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Fashion Design Employment

Chicago 40
Illinois 90

Exactly 40 of the 90 fashion design professionals employed in Illinois, work in Chicago. Overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Fashion Design employment growth

No data No data No data 0 90
No data No data No data No data 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Fashion Design VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

No data No data No data $47,910 $54,670
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In 2010 an average salary of $54,670 per year was earned by fashion design professionals in Chicago. The growth in the salary of fashion design professionals in Chicago is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in Chicago

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Chicago fashion design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $53,700. The 10% of fashion design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,490 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 141% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in Chicago

Graphic Design
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Marketing

Fashion design professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fashion Design schools in Chicago


There are 5 accredited fashion design schools in the city. Many of Chicago's fashion design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Fashion Design Programs Offered In Chicago


Chicago's fashion design schools offer 5 fashion design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Fashion Design Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 217 students graduated from fashion design courses.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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