Illinois contains 149 schools that offer art and design programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking art and design school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 149 art and design schools in Illinois, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($38,965/yr), with Rosel School of Cosmetology as the lowest recorded at only $4,320/yr.
Art and Design students from Illinois schools who go on to become designers, ad designers, advertising designers, commercial designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 1,110 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $66,480. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $44,680/yr and there are 370 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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