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Design & Applied Arts Schools in Illinois

1,100 Design students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Design & Applied Arts is the 44th most popular major in the state out of a total 309 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Design & Applied Arts Majors in Illinois

Design majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 668
Associate’s Degree 179
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 141
Master’s Degree 62
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 46
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 46
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a design major is more popular with women than with men.

Design & Applied Arts Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of design majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 6.6%
  • Black or African American: 6.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 15.6%
  • White: 57.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.1%
  • Other Races: 6.1%
Design & Applied Arts Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Design & Applied Arts Grads in Illinois

There are 28,550 people in the state and 756,760 people in the nation working in design jobs.

Design & Applied Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Design & Applied Arts Jobs in Illinois

Design grads earn an average of $63,540 in the state and $71,430 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 53 colleges in Illinois that offer design degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

253 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
6,825 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 89% get financial aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $30,924. The 9.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#2

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn
145 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,900 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 22%. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. 57% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
49,702 Total Students

75% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $17,302. Graduates earn an average $47,100 after graduation.

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
31,683 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. 82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.55 years to complete their degree at UIC.

#5

DePaul University

Chicago
63 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
22,437 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,530 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 36%. 54% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending Harper College will pay a net price of $7,382.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
1,934 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 8.90% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.11 years to complete their degree at RMU.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,635 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 3.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
242 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.60%. In their early career, The Academy grads earn an average salary of $23,300. The full-time teacher rate is 95%.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
3,639 Total Students

91% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.70%. Most students complete their degree in 4.42 years.

Design & Applied Arts Careers in IL

Some of the careers design majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Graphic Designers 6% $53,410
Interior Designers 4% $49,690
Art Directors 4% $90,880
Commercial and Industrial Designers 4% $62,720
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2% $61,950
Multimedia Artists and Animators 2% $59,080
Artists 2% $65,560
Architecture Professors 0% $79,660
Designers -7% $72,450
Photographers -18% $31,460

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to design.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Fine & Studio Arts 1,625
Music 1,140
Drama & Theater Arts 869
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 680
Arts & Media Management 324
Other Visual Art 88
General Visual & Performing Arts 78
Dance 50

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