Illinois contains thirteen schools that offer fashion design programs. Dominican University, the highest-ranking fashion design school in IL, has a total student population of 3,909 and is the 263rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 fashion design schools in Illinois, only 4 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 Joliet Junior College as the lowest recorded at only $4,130/yr.
Fashion Design students from Illinois schools who go on to become fashion designers, fashion merchandisers, fashion models, fashion marketers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,780 people working as fashion designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,410. Also, Designers make on average $50,420 per year and there are about 10,510 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 1,520 employed designers earning an average yearly salary of $63,800. Fashion designers in this state earn $48,200/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the fashion design schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from fashion 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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