Illinois contains 39 schools that offer multimedia design programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking multimedia design school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 39 multimedia design schools in Illinois, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($28,726/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College as the lowest recorded at only $1,984/yr.
Multimedia Design students from Illinois schools who go on to become multimedia designers, interactive media designers, media designers, digital media designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 28,800 people working as multimedia artists and animators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,810. 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. Multimedia artists and animators in this state earn $60,120/yr and there are 910 employed.
Also, within the multimedia design schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from multimedia 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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