Administrative Assistant in Illinois

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Schools Offering Administrative Assisting Programs in Illinois

Each year, roughly 0.4% of Illinois students graduate with certificates in administrative assisting. Thus, Illinois' 58 administrative assistant schools put out approximately 1,422 administrative assistants each year.

Top Schools

National Latino Education Institute, which is located in Chicago, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a administrative assistant program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. 8 students graduated with a certificate in administrative assistant from National Latino Education Institute in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a administrative assistant program is Computer Systems Institute, which is located in Skokie. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. In 2010, Computer Systems Institute graduated 134 students from its administrative assistant program.

Pyramid Career Institute, which is located in Chicago, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a administrative assistant program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Pyramid Career Institute graduated 1 students from its administrative assistant programs. Tuition at Pyramid Career Institute was $0 per year.


If you choose to attend a Illinois administrative assistant school, average tuition will be $4,669 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,194 per year to $20,980 per year. In 2010, the administrative assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Northwestern College - located in Chicago, students are charged $20,980 per year
  2. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus - located in Bridgeview, students are charged $20,900 per year
  3. Robert Morris University Illinois - located in Chicago, students are charged $20,100 per year

The following Illinois administrative assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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 administrative assistant certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

Most people who graduate from administrative assistant school in Illinois go on to work as an administrative assistant. 58,400 administrative assistants were working in Illinois in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois administrative assistants:

  1. Cook County - 39,330 administrative assistants
  2. Lake County - 3,940 administrative assistants
  3. Menard County - 1,950 administrative assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 82,160 administrative assistants will be working in Illinois state. This would require the number of administrative assistants to grow by 8%.


On average, administrative assistants earn $45,550 per year. However, Illinois administrative assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,500 per year to more than $70,700 per year in 2010. An administrative assistant in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Menard County - $50,830 per year
  2. Lake County - $47,600 per year
  3. Champaign County - $47,360 per year

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

  1. Adams County - $35,320 per year
  2. Marshall County - $37,250 per year
  3. Kankakee County - $37,590 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Administrative Assisting in Illinois
  • Certificate in Administrative Assisting in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
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
6,126 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
6,200 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
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,139 miles from location Elgin Community College Elgin IL 15.1103 n/a 11,704
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
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,141 miles from location McHenry County College Crystal Lake IL 13.7359 n/a 6,811
6,248 miles from location Black Hawk College Moline IL 12.4029 n/a 6,267
6,165 miles from location Rend Lake College Ina IL 19.4494 n/a 5,871
6,102 miles from location Prairie State College Chicago Heights IL 9.7858 n/a 5,854
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
6,105 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel IL 20.0365 n/a 4,810
6,100 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago IL 5.66937 n/a 4,777
6,167 miles from location Kishwaukee College Malta IL 13.1722 n/a 4,735
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
6,107 miles from location Kankakee Community College Kankakee IL 13.4446 n/a 4,298
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
6,139 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
6,296 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
6,208 miles from location Highland Community College Freeport IL 15.1624 n/a 2,455
6,229 miles from location Spoon River College Canton IL 15.2286 n/a 2,118
6,138 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Fairfield IL 20.2739 n/a 2,009
6,122 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Olney IL 14.4703 n/a 1,627
6,105 miles from location Saint Augustine College Chicago IL 8.94577 n/a 1,430
6,178 miles from location Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford IL 11.0663 n/a 1,353
6,100 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College Robinson IL 19.6738 n/a 1,231
6,111 miles from location Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Bridgeview IL 18.6599 74% 1,195
6,110 miles from location Computer Systems Institute Skokie IL 30.5021 n/a 1,182
6,103 miles from location East-West University Chicago IL 9.8531 n/a 1,060
6,110 miles from location Northwestern College Chicago IL 14.8452 88% 935
6,204 miles from location Midstate College Peoria IL 17.5414 100% 650
6,108 miles from location Fox College Inc Chicago IL 29.9524 52% 370
6,103 miles from location MacCormac College Chicago IL 15.9918 n/a 151
6,104 miles from location National Latino Education Institute Chicago IL 34.6783 100% 113
6,299 miles from location Gem City College Quincy IL 24.4478 n/a 66
6,105 miles from location Pyramid Career Institute Chicago IL 30.0777 n/a 14

Curious what studying Administrative Assistant 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)
Office Clerks, General + 119,350 $29,070 6.5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive + 63,780 $32,140 -14.5%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants + 58,400 $45,550 -19.4%
Legal Secretaries + 13,040 $43,760 -0.2%

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