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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Illinois receive chemistry degrees every year. That means an estimated 836 chemists graduate from Illinois' 46 chemistry schools each year.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a chemistry program. It is located in Evanston. 60 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Northwestern University in 2010. Tuition at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a chemistry program is Wheaton College. Wheaton College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Wheaton. In 2010, 18 students graduated from Wheaton College chemistry program. The tuition rate at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.

Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a chemistry program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, Loyola University Chicago graduated 44 students from its chemistry programs. The tuition rate at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Illinois chemistry school, average tuition will be $22,188 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $7,492 per year to $42,041 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois chemistry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $42,041 per year
  2. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
  3. Lake Forest College - located in Lake Forest, students are charged $35,525 per year

The following Illinois chemistry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Northeastern Illinois University - located in Chicago, students are charged $7,492 per year
  2. University of Illinois at Springfield - located in Springfield, students are charged $8,101 per year
  3. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - located in Edwardsville, students are charged $8,401 per year

A chemistry degree from an Illinois school... what next?

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in Illinois go on to work as a chemist. Illinois had 2,500 chemists in 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of chemists are:

  1. Cook County - 1,420 chemists
  2. Lake County - 590 chemists
  3. Marshall County - 70 chemists

Salary

On average, a chemist earns a salary of $69,010 per year in Illinois state. However, Illinois chemists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $28,570 per year to more than $136,480 per year in 2010. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Marshall County - $99,500 per year
  2. Lake County - $74,050 per year
  3. Cook County - $68,100 per year

The Illinois counties with the lowest average salary for chemists are:

  1. Menard County - $52,970 per year
  2. Champaign County - $59,730 per year
  3. Adams County - $62,920 per year

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For more data regarding a career in chemistry in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as physics or chemistry, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,131 miles from location University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign IL 49.1299 41% 43,881
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
6,103 miles from location Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL 72.1483 15% 15,879
6,101 miles from location University of Chicago Chicago IL 45.3883 36% 15,094
6,221 miles from location Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville IL 27.5134 33% 13,940
6,261 miles from location Western Illinois University Macomb IL 32.0587 31% 12,679
6,127 miles from location Eastern Illinois University Charleston IL 31.7637 32% 11,966
6,107 miles from location Northeastern Illinois University Chicago IL 17.0681 36% 11,631
6,103 miles from location Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago IL 69.9334 26% 7,707
6,103 miles from location Roosevelt University Chicago IL 22.8963 28% 7,306
6,102 miles from location Chicago State University Chicago IL 15.9923 34% 7,235
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
6,112 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
6,114 miles from location Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais IL 28.6851 66% 4,666
6,113 miles from location Dominican University River Forest IL 65.2729 34% 3,909
6,119 miles from location Elmhurst College Elmhurst IL 64.8476 30% 3,363
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
6,127 miles from location Wheaton College Wheaton IL 79.0634 46% 2,920
6,129 miles from location North Central College Naperville IL 64.8467 29% 2,798
6,116 miles from location Trinity International University Deerfield IL 23.8112 42% 2,730
6,253 miles from location Augustana College Rock Island IL 33.5767 23% 2,472
6,170 miles from location Millikin University Decatur IL 61.8731 28% 2,314
6,172 miles from location Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington IL 37.1422 29% 2,066
6,298 miles from location Quincy University Quincy IL 21.8699 29% 1,845
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
6,114 miles from location Lake Forest College Lake Forest IL 29.7867 25% 1,415
6,244 miles from location Knox College Galesburg IL 71.7695 20% 1,407
6,258 miles from location Monmouth College Monmouth IL 60.7089 30% 1,379
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
6,238 miles from location Illinois College Jacksonville IL 28.1533 32% 894
6,187 miles from location Eureka College Eureka IL 16.9805 19% 766
6,218 miles from location Blackburn College Carlinville IL 19.8699 30% 607
6,244 miles from location Principia College Elsah IL 39.7521 97% 527
 

Curious what studying Chemistry gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chemical Technicians + 2,870 $45,750 33.5%
2
Chemists + 2,500 $69,010 -9.4%
3
Chemical Plant and System Operators + 1,880 $51,710 2.7%
 

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