School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools in the Schaumburg area that offer degree programs in multimedia are private, not-for-profit schools. Based on programs, student services and rankings, the following school is considered one of the best in the area for multimedia training:
- Winner: Lewis University is one of a few non-profit schools in the greater Schaumburg area with degrees in this field. The school's Department of Communications offers a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media and a minor in electronic media production, both of which offer courses in multimedia and digital communications.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#23 in Best Colleges in the Midwest (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-15)||$27,830.00*|
|Multimedia Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Multimedia Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||2**|
|Most Popular Multimedia Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (2 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||62%**|
|Noteworthy||Campus newspaper and all-digital student-run radio station|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
- Internships available in Chicago and across the nation, including with CBS, NBC and MTV
- Communications Department has state-of-the-art equipment, including a digital news studio
- Students in the interactive media program have a choice of media web design and media web applications concentrations
Lewis University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for six years in a row, and in 2015 was ranked by the publication as 23rd among the best colleges in the Midwest. The school has approximately 6,100 students enrolled. With more than 30 extracurricular organizations, 18 sports teams and a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, students have a variety of opportunities to get involved.
The university offers a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media program that explores a variety of mediums, incorporating text, audio, video, illustration, photography and graphic design to communicate effectively on the Internet and related digital formats. The university also offers a minor in electronic media production, which combines interactive media production with traditional radio/TV production.