East Peoria, IL has two fashion schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Olivet Nazarene University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fashion program, has a total student population of 4,666. It is the 2203rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Fashion students from East Peoria schools who go on to become fashion professionals, fashion merchandisers, marketers, fashion models, 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, Merchandise displayers and window trimmers make on average $28,480 per year and there are about 61,280 of them employed in the US today.
East Peoria lies in Tazewell county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Peoria area has 170,260 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary.
Of the 2 fashion schools with a 100-mile radius of East Peoria, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Olivet Nazarene University comes out as the most expensive ($19,517/yr) for fashion students, with Joliet Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $4,130/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from East Peoria|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||78.2 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||83.3 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||96.1 miles|