Industrial Design in Illinois

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Schools Offering Industrial Design Programs in Illinois


Each year, roughly 0.0% of Illinois students graduate with degrees in industrial design. Thus, Illinois' 4 industrial design schools put out approximately 69 industrial designers each year.

Top Schools

University of Illinois at Chicago, which was ranked 29th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a industrial design program. It is located in Chicago. 25 students graduated with a degree in industrial design from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. Students at University of Illinois at Chicago paid $12,053 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a industrial design program is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is located in Champaign. In 2010, it was ranked 51st nationwide. In 2010, 38 students graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign industrial design program. The tuition rate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was $13,096 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a industrial design program is School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. Tuition at School of the Art Institute of Chicago was $36,150 per year.

Cost

Industrial design schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $20,227 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $36,150 per year, or as little as $12,053 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois industrial design schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. School of the Art Institute of Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $36,150 per year
  2. Columbia College Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $19,610 per year
  3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - located in Champaign, students are charged $13,096 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois industrial design schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Illinois at Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $12,053 per year
  2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - located in Champaign, students are charged $13,096 per year
  3. Columbia College Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $19,610 per year

An industrial design degree from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of industrial design graduates in Illinois pursue careers as an industrial designer. If you decide to work as an industrial designer in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,890 Illinois industrial designers as of 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of industrial designers are:

  1. Cook County - 800 industrial designers
  2. Lake County - 90 industrial designers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of industrial designers is expected to grow by 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,600 industrial designers working in the Illinois then.

Salary

An industrial designer in Illinois earns $58,520 per year on average. However, Illinois industrial designers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,840 per year to more than $91,490 per year in 2010. On average an industrial designer earns the most in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Lake County - $61,000 per year
  2. Cook County - $54,620 per year

The Illinois counties with the lowest average salary for industrial designers are:

  1. Cook County - $54,620 per year
  2. Lake County - $61,000 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in industrial design and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as graphic design or design.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Industrial Design 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
6,104 miles from location University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL 70.7646 34% 26,840
6,103 miles from location Columbia College Chicago Chicago IL 18.5129 n/a 12,127
6,103 miles from location School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago IL 27.726 18% 3,164
 

Curious what studying Industrial Design 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)
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Commercial and Industrial Designers + 1,890 $58,520 122.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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