Interior Design in Illinois

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Schools Offering Interior Design Programs in Illinois


Around 0.1% of Illinois's graduates graduate from interior design degree programs every year. Thus, Illinois' 17 interior design schools put out approximately 513 interior designers each year.

Top Schools

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, which is located in Carbondale, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a interior design program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale's interior design program. Southern Illinois University Carbondale charged in-state students $10,468 in tuition fees per year.

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, which is located in Schaumburg, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a interior design program. It received a ranking of 73rd in the country in 2010. 49 students graduated with degree in interior design from The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg in 2010. Tuition at The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg was $17,388 per year.

Judson University, which is located in Elgin, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a interior design program. It received a ranking of 74th in the country in 2010. Judson University charged in-state students $24,780 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Illinois' interior design schools ranges from $24,780 per year to $2,814 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,063 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois interior design schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Judson University - located in Elgin, students are charged $24,780 per year
  2. Robert Morris University Illinois - located in Chicago, students are charged $20,100 per year
  3. International Academy of Design and Technology - located in Chicago, students are charged $19,890 per year

The interior design schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Harper College - located in Palatine, students are charged $2,814 per year
  2. Black Hawk College - located in Moline, students are charged $2,835 per year
  3. Triton College - located in River Grove, students are charged $2,890 per year

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

A large number of Illinois interior design graduates become interior designers. Illinois had 1,760 interior designers in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois interior designers:

  1. Cook County - 1,160 interior designers
  2. Lake County - 250 interior designers
  3. Edwards County

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of interior designers in the state of Illinois will grow to 3,700. This would require a 16% growth in the profession.

Salary

An interior designer in Illinois earns $49,810 per year on average. However, Illinois interior designers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,040 per year to more than $84,700 per year in 2010. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for an interior designer are:

  1. Cook County - $53,490 per year
  2. Lake County - $43,630 per year
  3. Marshall County - $38,770 per year

The following counties in Illinois have the lowest average salaries for interior designers:

  1. Edwards County - $38,030 per year
  2. Marshall County - $38,770 per year
  3. Lake County - $43,630 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in interior design. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as design or graphic design.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Interior Design in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Interior Design in Illinois
  • Certificate in Interior Design in Illinois

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,182 miles from location Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale IL 29.5829 31% 20,350
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
6,103 miles from location Columbia College Chicago Chicago IL 18.5129 n/a 12,127
6,248 miles from location Black Hawk College Moline IL 12.4029 n/a 6,267
6,103 miles from location Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago IL 24.0041 40% 4,619
6,103 miles from location The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Chicago IL 23.1725 94% 2,990
6,103 miles from location International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago IL 8.83915 n/a 1,832
0 miles from location The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg Schaumburg IL 27.1043 97% 1,420
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
6,114 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
6,124 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
 

Curious what studying Interior 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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Interior Designers + 1,760 $49,810 -20.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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