Rockford, IL (population: 159,109) has two multimedia design schools within its city limits. Rockford Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a multimedia design program, has a total student population of 752. It is the 4174th highest ranked school in the USA and the 151st highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Multimedia Design students from Rockford 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.
Rockford lies in Winnebago county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Rockford area has 143,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,110 average annual salary.
Of the 2 multimedia design schools in Rockford, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rasmussen College-Rockford comes out as the most expensive ($17,350/yr) for multimedia design students, with Rockford Career College as the lowest, reported at only $15,278/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rockford|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||37.5 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||41.6 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||47.3 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||49.4 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||50.5 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||53.5 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||55.9 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||56.7 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||57.8 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||59.1 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||60.9 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||61.8 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||62.5 miles|