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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Illinois


Around 1.2% of Illinois's graduates graduate from accounting degree programs every year. Thus, Illinois' 102 accounting schools put out approximately 4,493 accountants each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a accounting program is Northwestern University. Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th in the country in 2010, is located in Evanston. In 2010, 75 students graduated from Northwestern University's accounting program. The tuition rate at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a accounting program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, Loyola University Chicago graduated 150 students from its accounting program. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a accounting program is University of Illinois at Chicago, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 29th nationwide. 229 students graduated with degree in accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. Tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago was $12,053 per year.

Cost

Accounting schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $12,047 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $40,223 per year, or as little as $2,194 per year. The Illinois accounting schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
  2. Illinois Wesleyan University - located in Bloomington, students are charged $35,256 per year
  3. Augustana College - located in Rock Island, students are charged $32,235 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois accounting schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  3. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year

An accounting degree from an Illinois school... what next?

Most people who graduate from accounting school in Illinois go on to work as an accountant. If you decide to work as an accountant in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 42,820 Illinois accountants as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois accountants:

  1. Cook County - 30,650 accountants
  2. Lake County - 3,430 accountants
  3. Menard County - 1,040 accountants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 65,680 accountants will be working in Illinois state. This would require the number of accountants to grow by 18%.

Salary

An accountant in Illinois makes an average of $70,970 per year. But, salaries for accountants can vary. In 2010, accountants made as little as less than $27,280 per year or as much as more than $114,990 per year in Illinois. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for an accountant are:

  1. Cook County - $73,990 per year
  2. Lake County - $72,280 per year
  3. Marshall County - $65,890 per year

An accountant in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bureau County - $50,690 per year
  2. Macon County - $51,900 per year
  3. Vermilion County - $52,500 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in accounting. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or business administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Accounting in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Accounting in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Accounting in Illinois
  • Certificate in Accounting in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,118 miles from location SOLEX College Wheeling IL n/a n/a n/a
6,131 miles from location University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign IL 49.1299 41% 43,881
6,106 miles from location DeVry University-Illinois Chicago IL 25.269 88% 30,127
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,104 miles from location University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL 70.7646 34% 26,840
6,103 miles from location DePaul University Chicago IL 35.6436 31% 25,072
6,162 miles from location Northern Illinois University Dekalb IL 31.3806 29% 24,424
6,172 miles from location Illinois State University Normal IL 37.9275 35% 21,184
6,182 miles from location Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale IL 29.5829 31% 20,350
6,106 miles from location Northwestern University Evanston IL 92.7945 32% 19,853
6,123 miles from location College of Lake County Grayslake IL 13.4699 n/a 18,092
6,113 miles from location Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills IL 13.4837 n/a 17,774
6,103 miles from location Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL 72.1483 15% 15,879
6,126 miles from location Harper College Palatine IL 12.7765 n/a 15,711
6,114 miles from location Triton College River Grove IL 11.7006 n/a 15,706
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,221 miles from location Southwestern Illinois College Belleville IL 13.7244 n/a 14,440
6,221 miles from location Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville IL 27.5134 33% 13,940
6,104 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago IL 7.0577 n/a 13,174
6,200 miles from location Illinois Central College Peoria IL 15.7341 n/a 13,049
6,111 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago IL 8.94698 n/a 12,866
6,261 miles from location Western Illinois University Macomb IL 32.0587 31% 12,679
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,127 miles from location Eastern Illinois University Charleston IL 31.7637 32% 11,966
6,139 miles from location Elgin Community College Elgin IL 15.1103 n/a 11,704
6,107 miles from location Northeastern Illinois University Chicago IL 17.0681 36% 11,631
6,146 miles from location Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL 14.036 n/a 10,532
6,107 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago IL 7.92862 n/a 9,991
6,134 miles from location Parkland College Champaign IL 15.5147 n/a 9,633
6,173 miles from location Rock Valley College Rockford IL 14.228 n/a 8,659
6,175 miles from location John A Logan College Carterville IL 13.1135 n/a 8,568
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago IL 6.60952 n/a 8,464
6,235 miles from location Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey IL 11.0347 n/a 8,179
6,138 miles from location Lake Land College Mattoon IL 14.784 n/a 7,945
6,204 miles from location Lincoln Land Community College Springfield IL 12.2962 n/a 7,677
6,103 miles from location Roosevelt University Chicago IL 22.8963 28% 7,306
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago IL 7.01976 n/a 7,180
6,141 miles from location McHenry County College Crystal Lake IL 13.7359 n/a 6,811
6,103 miles from location National-Louis University Chicago IL 13.8491 56% 6,385
6,248 miles from location Black Hawk College Moline IL 12.4029 n/a 6,267
6,102 miles from location Prairie State College Chicago Heights IL 9.7858 n/a 5,854
6,125 miles from location Lewis University Romeoville IL 29.2285 33% 5,847
6,127 miles from location Benedictine University Lisle IL 26.9664 34% 5,836
6,205 miles from location Bradley University Peoria IL 35.5501 24% 5,800
6,106 miles from location Governors State University Park Forest IL 1.76028 n/a 5,674
6,181 miles from location Kaskaskia College Centralia IL 17.5689 n/a 5,337
6,110 miles from location Morton College Cicero IL 12.3642 n/a 5,290
6,173 miles from location Heartland Community College Normal IL 13.4655 n/a 5,266
6,112 miles from location Concordia University River Forest IL 24.8943 25% 5,049
6,107 miles from location Saint Xavier University Chicago IL 62.0777 14% 5,028
6,204 miles from location University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield IL 32.5018 37% 4,977
6,100 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago IL 5.66937 n/a 4,777
6,114 miles from location Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais IL 28.6851 66% 4,666
6,103 miles from location Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago IL 24.0041 40% 4,619
6,178 miles from location Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby IL 16.1917 n/a 4,529
6,140 miles from location Aurora University Aurora IL 24.849 36% 4,355
6,113 miles from location Dominican University River Forest IL 65.2729 34% 3,909
6,170 miles from location Richland Community College Decatur IL 12.4452 n/a 3,595
6,098 miles from location Danville Area Community College Danville IL 12.2748 n/a 3,584
6,119 miles from location Elmhurst College Elmhurst IL 64.8476 30% 3,363
6,126 miles from location University of St Francis Joliet IL 58.1609 35% 3,352
6,215 miles from location McKendree University Lebanon IL 59.0764 34% 3,284
6,107 miles from location North Park University Chicago IL 24.6829 35% 3,186
6,139 miles from location Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg IL 13.8934 n/a 2,941
6,174 miles from location Shawnee Community College Ullin IL 14.0648 n/a 2,834
6,129 miles from location North Central College Naperville IL 64.8467 29% 2,798
6,296 miles from location John Wood Community College Quincy IL 14.7388 n/a 2,757
6,244 miles from location Carl Sandburg College Galesburg IL 14.1935 n/a 2,661
6,198 miles from location Sauk Valley Community College Dixon IL 15.3721 n/a 2,504
6,253 miles from location Augustana College Rock Island IL 33.5767 23% 2,472
6,208 miles from location Highland Community College Freeport IL 15.1624 n/a 2,455
6,170 miles from location Millikin University Decatur IL 61.8731 28% 2,314
6,229 miles from location Spoon River College Canton IL 15.2286 n/a 2,118
6,172 miles from location Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington IL 37.1422 29% 2,066
6,103 miles from location Ellis University Chicago IL 2.23534 n/a 1,950
6,298 miles from location Quincy University Quincy IL 21.8699 29% 1,845
6,122 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Olney IL 14.4703 n/a 1,627
6,193 miles from location Greenville College Greenville IL 55.1301 35% 1,576
6,111 miles from location Trinity Christian College Palos Heights IL 26.9291 38% 1,450
6,105 miles from location Saint Augustine College Chicago IL 8.94577 n/a 1,430
6,258 miles from location Monmouth College Monmouth IL 60.7089 30% 1,379
6,178 miles from location Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford IL 11.0663 n/a 1,353
6,175 miles from location Rockford College Rockford IL 21.6186 23% 1,341
6,137 miles from location Judson University Elgin IL 26.4629 44% 1,231
6,111 miles from location Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Bridgeview IL 18.6599 74% 1,195
6,110 miles from location Northwestern College Chicago IL 14.8452 88% 935
6,238 miles from location Illinois College Jacksonville IL 28.1533 32% 894
6,103 miles from location Westwood College-Chicago Loop Chicago IL 15.4518 n/a 885
6,187 miles from location Eureka College Eureka IL 16.9805 19% 766
6,204 miles from location Midstate College Peoria IL 17.5414 100% 650
6,139 miles from location Everest College-North Aurora North Aurora IL 28.3937 100% 609
6,218 miles from location Blackburn College Carlinville IL 19.8699 30% 607
6,097 miles from location Westwood College-River Oaks Calumet City IL 19.3758 100% 579
6,110 miles from location Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute Skokie IL 35.8219 100% 524
6,237 miles from location MacMurray College Jacksonville IL 28.2629 33% 518
6,110 miles from location Hebrew Theological College Skokie IL 43.3002 100% 450
6,103 miles from location Taylor Business Institute Chicago IL 31.7394 100% 431
6,108 miles from location BIR Training Center Chicago IL 30.2511 n/a 397
6,108 miles from location Fox College Inc Chicago IL 29.9524 52% 370
6,251 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities Moline IL 18.986 n/a 246
6,103 miles from location MacCormac College Chicago IL 15.9918 n/a 151
 

Curious what studying Accounting gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks + 58,830 $35,460 -25.6%
2
Accountants and Auditors + 42,820 $70,970 -20.2%
3
Billing and Posting Clerks + 18,470 $33,140 -3.7%
4
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks + 8,790 $39,330 -3.3%
5
Tax Preparers + 2,020 $32,350 -22.9%
6
Budget Analysts + 1,530 $72,930 -8.4%
 

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