Illinois contains 29 schools that offer illustration programs. University of Illinois at Chicago, the highest-ranking illustration school in IL, has a total student population of 26,840 and is the 161st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 29 illustration schools in Illinois, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg comes out as the most expensive ($28,308/yr), with John A Logan College as the lowest recorded at only $2,714/yr.
Illustration students from Illinois schools who go on to become illustration artists, animation artists, artists, graphic artists, 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, Artists and related workers make on average $57,470 per year and there are about 8,100 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 450 employed artists and related workers earning an average yearly salary of $47,030. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $44,680/yr and there are 370 employed.
Also, within the illustration schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from illustration, 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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