Illinois contains fourteen schools that offer industrial design programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking industrial design school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 industrial design schools in Illinois, only 6 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 Danville Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,570/yr.
Industrial Design students from Illinois schools who go on to become industrial designers, commercial designers, architecture designers, designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 65,460 people working as industrial engineering technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $49,030. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 9,710 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $51,080. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $47,890/yr and there are 2,310 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from industrial 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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