Illinois Graphic Design Schools and Careers

Career Information for Graphic Designers in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Graphic Designers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Champaign, Chicago and Bloomington
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Springfield, Rockford and Kankakee
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Champaign and Peoria

Salaries for Graphic Designers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Peoria and Kankakee

Schools for Graphic Designers in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Graphic Design Schools in Illinois

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More Illinois Graphic Design Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bradley University Peoria Doctorate 6,053
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago Associate 8,633
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago Associate 6,140
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Associate 25,768
Columbia College Chicago Chicago Masters 12,021
DePaul University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 23,401
Dominican University River Forest Masters 3,338
Elgin Community College Elgin Associate 9,613
Elmhurst College Elmhurst Masters 3,184
Heartland Community College Normal Associate 4,827
Highland Community College Freeport Freeport Associate 2,049
Illinois Central College East Peoria Associate 11,804
Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby Associate 4,103
John A Logan College Carterville Associate 7,559
Judson University Elgin Masters 1,236
Lewis University Romeoville Doctorate 5,347
Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey Associate 7,875
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield Associate 6,655
McHenry County College Crystal Lake Associate 5,274
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills Associate 15,859
North Central College Naperville Masters 2,559
Oakton Community College Des Plaines Associate 10,805
Parkland College Champaign Associate 9,407
Prairie State College Chicago Heights Associate 5,507
Rend Lake College Ina Associate 4,821
Richland Community College Decatur Associate 3,274
Sauk Valley Community College Dixon Associate 2,700
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale Doctorate & First Professional 20,983
Spoon River College Canton Associate 2,139
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Chicago Bachelor 2,867
Triton College River Grove Associate 15,658
University of Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 14,538
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 25,747
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Doctorate & First Professional 42,326
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Associate 8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Graphic Designers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Graphic Designers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Graphic Designers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bloomington 120 $50860 0.84
Carbondale 60 $33100 0.74
Marion 60 $33100 0.74
Champaign 180 $42830 1.27
Urbana 180 $42830 1.27
Decatur 40 $35990 0.53
Peoria 180 $49510 0.69
Rockford 190 $37170 0.88
Springfield 140 $52080 0.87
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