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Schools Offering Art Programs in Illinois


Around 0.8% of Illinois's graduates graduate from art degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,984 artists graduate from Illinois' 90 art schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a art program is Northwestern University. Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th in the country in 2010, is located in Evanston. 32 students graduated with a degree in art from Northwestern University in 2010. Students at Northwestern University paid $40,223 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a art program is Wheaton College, which is located in Wheaton. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, Wheaton College graduated 11 students from its art program. Tuition at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a art program is Loyola University Chicago, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. 18 students graduated with degree in art from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. The tuition rate at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Illinois art school, average tuition will be $14,867 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,194 per year to $42,041 per year. In 2010, the art schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. University of Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $42,041 per year
  2. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
  3. School of the Art Institute of Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $36,150 per year

The following Illinois art schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  3. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year

An art degree from an Illinois school... what next?

Most people who graduate from art school in Illinois go on to work as an artist. If you decide to work as an artist in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 350 Illinois artists as of 2010. In Illinois, the largest numbers of artists work in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 290 artists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of artists in Illinois will grow by 9%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 700 artists working in Illinois.

Salary

An artist in Illinois earns $47,600 per year on average. However, Illinois artists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,970 per year to more than $81,930 per year in 2010. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for artists:

  1. Cook County - $48,510 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in art in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as animation or art, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Art in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Art in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Art in Illinois
  • Certificate in Art in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,131 miles from location University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign IL 49.1299 41% 43,881
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,104 miles from location University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL 70.7646 34% 26,840
6,103 miles from location DePaul University Chicago IL 35.6436 31% 25,072
6,162 miles from location Northern Illinois University Dekalb IL 31.3806 29% 24,424
6,172 miles from location Illinois State University Normal IL 37.9275 35% 21,184
6,182 miles from location Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale IL 29.5829 31% 20,350
6,106 miles from location Northwestern University Evanston IL 92.7945 32% 19,853
6,123 miles from location College of Lake County Grayslake IL 13.4699 n/a 18,092
6,113 miles from location Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills IL 13.4837 n/a 17,774
6,103 miles from location Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL 72.1483 15% 15,879
6,126 miles from location Harper College Palatine IL 12.7765 n/a 15,711
6,114 miles from location Triton College River Grove IL 11.7006 n/a 15,706
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,101 miles from location University of Chicago Chicago IL 45.3883 36% 15,094
6,221 miles from location Southwestern Illinois College Belleville IL 13.7244 n/a 14,440
6,221 miles from location Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville IL 27.5134 33% 13,940
6,200 miles from location Illinois Central College Peoria IL 15.7341 n/a 13,049
6,261 miles from location Western Illinois University Macomb IL 32.0587 31% 12,679
6,103 miles from location Columbia College Chicago Chicago IL 18.5129 n/a 12,127
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,127 miles from location Eastern Illinois University Charleston IL 31.7637 32% 11,966
6,139 miles from location Elgin Community College Elgin IL 15.1103 n/a 11,704
6,107 miles from location Northeastern Illinois University Chicago IL 17.0681 36% 11,631
6,146 miles from location Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL 14.036 n/a 10,532
6,134 miles from location Parkland College Champaign IL 15.5147 n/a 9,633
6,175 miles from location John A Logan College Carterville IL 13.1135 n/a 8,568
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago IL 6.60952 n/a 8,464
6,235 miles from location Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey IL 11.0347 n/a 8,179
6,204 miles from location Lincoln Land Community College Springfield IL 12.2962 n/a 7,677
6,103 miles from location Roosevelt University Chicago IL 22.8963 28% 7,306
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,102 miles from location Chicago State University Chicago IL 15.9923 34% 7,235
6,141 miles from location McHenry County College Crystal Lake IL 13.7359 n/a 6,811
6,248 miles from location Black Hawk College Moline IL 12.4029 n/a 6,267
6,165 miles from location Rend Lake College Ina IL 19.4494 n/a 5,871
6,102 miles from location Prairie State College Chicago Heights IL 9.7858 n/a 5,854
6,125 miles from location Lewis University Romeoville IL 29.2285 33% 5,847
6,127 miles from location Benedictine University Lisle IL 26.9664 34% 5,836
6,205 miles from location Bradley University Peoria IL 35.5501 24% 5,800
6,106 miles from location Governors State University Park Forest IL 1.76028 n/a 5,674
6,110 miles from location Morton College Cicero IL 12.3642 n/a 5,290
6,112 miles from location Concordia University River Forest IL 24.8943 25% 5,049
6,107 miles from location Saint Xavier University Chicago IL 62.0777 14% 5,028
6,204 miles from location University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield IL 32.5018 37% 4,977
6,114 miles from location Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais IL 28.6851 66% 4,666
6,103 miles from location Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago IL 24.0041 40% 4,619
6,178 miles from location Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby IL 16.1917 n/a 4,529
6,140 miles from location Aurora University Aurora IL 24.849 36% 4,355
6,107 miles from location Kankakee Community College Kankakee IL 13.4446 n/a 4,298
6,113 miles from location Dominican University River Forest IL 65.2729 34% 3,909
6,170 miles from location Richland Community College Decatur IL 12.4452 n/a 3,595
6,119 miles from location Elmhurst College Elmhurst IL 64.8476 30% 3,363
6,215 miles from location McKendree University Lebanon IL 59.0764 34% 3,284
6,107 miles from location North Park University Chicago IL 24.6829 35% 3,186
6,103 miles from location School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago IL 27.726 18% 3,164
6,103 miles from location The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Chicago IL 23.1725 94% 2,990
6,127 miles from location Wheaton College Wheaton IL 79.0634 46% 2,920
6,129 miles from location North Central College Naperville IL 64.8467 29% 2,798
6,296 miles from location John Wood Community College Quincy IL 14.7388 n/a 2,757
6,244 miles from location Carl Sandburg College Galesburg IL 14.1935 n/a 2,661
6,198 miles from location Sauk Valley Community College Dixon IL 15.3721 n/a 2,504
6,253 miles from location Augustana College Rock Island IL 33.5767 23% 2,472
6,208 miles from location Highland Community College Freeport IL 15.1624 n/a 2,455
6,170 miles from location Millikin University Decatur IL 61.8731 28% 2,314
6,229 miles from location Spoon River College Canton IL 15.2286 n/a 2,118
6,172 miles from location Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington IL 37.1422 29% 2,066
6,298 miles from location Quincy University Quincy IL 21.8699 29% 1,845
6,103 miles from location International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago IL 8.83915 n/a 1,832
6,193 miles from location Greenville College Greenville IL 55.1301 35% 1,576
6,111 miles from location Trinity Christian College Palos Heights IL 26.9291 38% 1,450
0 miles from location The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg Schaumburg IL 27.1043 97% 1,420
6,114 miles from location Lake Forest College Lake Forest IL 29.7867 25% 1,415
6,244 miles from location Knox College Galesburg IL 71.7695 20% 1,407
6,258 miles from location Monmouth College Monmouth IL 60.7089 30% 1,379
6,175 miles from location Rockford College Rockford IL 21.6186 23% 1,341
6,137 miles from location Judson University Elgin IL 26.4629 44% 1,231
6,103 miles from location Harrington College of Design Chicago IL 8.86094 n/a 1,067
6,238 miles from location Illinois College Jacksonville IL 28.1533 32% 894
6,114 miles from location Westwood College-O'Hare Airport Chicago IL 16.0541 n/a 888
6,103 miles from location Westwood College-Chicago Loop Chicago IL 15.4518 n/a 885
6,187 miles from location Eureka College Eureka IL 16.9805 19% 766
6,218 miles from location Blackburn College Carlinville IL 19.8699 30% 607
6,124 miles from location Westwood College-Dupage Woodridge IL 16.3637 n/a 582
6,097 miles from location Westwood College-River Oaks Calumet City IL 19.3758 100% 579
6,206 miles from location Springfield College in Illinois Springfield IL 23.0466 n/a 559
6,244 miles from location Principia College Elsah IL 39.7521 97% 527
6,237 miles from location MacMurray College Jacksonville IL 28.2629 33% 518
6,103 miles from location American Academy of Art Chicago IL 19.8092 n/a 400
6,108 miles from location Fox College Inc Chicago IL 29.9524 52% 370
 

Curious what studying Art gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Craft Artists + n/a $36,910
2
Multimedia Artists and Animators + 970 $59,310 26.0%
3
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators + 350 $47,600 -18.6%
4
Artists and Related Workers, All Other + 310 $47,330 40.9%
 

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