Illinois Fashion Schools

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Fashion Schools in Illinois
About Fashion Schools in Illinois
Total Schools:
12
Undergraduate Programs:
12
Graduate Programs:
6
Average Acceptance Rate:
66%
Average Tuition Cost:
$18,062
Average Loan Amount:
$6,946
Average Scholarship Award:
$5,605
Average Classroom Size:
18 Students

Home to the fashion hub of Chicago, Illinois has 12 fashion schools for aspiring fashion designers, merchandisers, and marketers. In fact, 11 of these schools are clustered near or in Chicago.

The average cost of tuition in Illinois is $18,062. However, tuition costs are as low as $7,635 at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. There are many different fashion scholarships at each school.

For instance, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale offers the Sue Ridley Fashion Design and Merchandising Award, the Jean S. Rendleman Home Economics Scholarship, and the Fashion Design & Merchandising Scholarship.

Illinois has a great variety of options for fashion school graduates. As you look for career options, you may find job openings at retail stores, design firms, and marketing firms. Some of the most prominent design employers in Illinois are Interface Inc., Dyson, Burberry, and GAP Inc. Illinois is going through a period of economic growth; while the current unemployment rate is 8.6%, it is decreasing every month (BLS, 2013).

Salaries vary widely between fashion careers. Designers, including fashion designers, earn an average salary of $49,310 per year (BLS, 2012). The average salary for merchandise displayers is $32,020 per year (BLS, 2012). Marketing specialists in Illinois earn an average salary of $63,140 per year (BLS, 2012).

Fashion Schools in Illinois
(Glen Ellyn,
IL)
• Fashion Design, • Fashion Merchandising
• Large Campus
• Suburban Setting
$9,285 Tuition Cost
$1,966 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Chicago,
IL)
• Fashion Design
• Large Campus
• Urban Setting
$21,200 Tuition Cost
$6,792 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
• Small Class Sizes
(River Forest,
IL)
• Fashion Design, • Fashion Merchandising
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$27,480 Tuition Cost
$12,160 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
• Small Class Sizes
(Palatine,
IL)
• Fashion Design, • Fashion Merchandising
• Large Campus
• Suburban Setting
$8,736 Tuition Cost
$2,968 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Chicago,
IL)
• Fashion Design, • Fashion Merchandising
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$14,400 Tuition Cost
$1,669 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Dekalb,
IL)
• Fashion Design
• Large Campus
• Suburban Setting
$8,149 Tuition Cost
$5,310 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Bourbonnais,
IL)
• Fashion Merchandising
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$27,250 Tuition Cost
$15,343 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Chicago,
IL)
• Fashion Design
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$38,340 Tuition Cost
$9,999 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
• Small Class Sizes
(Carbondale,
IL)
• Fashion Design
• Large Campus
• Urban Setting
$7,635 Tuition Cost
$4,995 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Chicago,
IL)
• Fashion Design, • Fashion Marketing, • Fashion Merchandising
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$17,496 Tuition Cost
$1,915 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Schaumburg,
IL)
• Fashion Design, • Fashion Marketing
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$17,388 Tuition Cost
$1,647 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(River Grove,
IL)
• Fashion Merchandising
• Large Campus
• Suburban Setting
$7,680 Tuition Cost
$2,495 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards