Early Childhood Education in Illinois

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Schools Offering Early Childhood Education Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Illinois receive early childhood education degrees every year. Thus, Illinois' 40 early childhood education schools put out approximately 1,022 early childhood education professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a early childhood education program is Loyola University Chicago, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, Loyola University Chicago graduated no students from its early childhood education program. The tuition rate at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

University of Illinois at Chicago, which was ranked 29th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a early childhood education program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, University of Illinois at Chicago graduated 6 students from its early childhood education program. University of Illinois at Chicago charged in-state students $12,053 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a early childhood education program is Dominican University, which is located in River Forest. In 2010, it was ranked 35th nationwide. In 2010, 40 students graduated from Dominican University early childhood education program. Dominican University charged in-state students $25,710 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Illinois early childhood education school, average tuition will be $14,767 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,610 per year to $32,114 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois early childhood education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Loyola University Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,114 per year
  2. DePaul University - located in Chicago, students are charged $28,858 per year
  3. Elmhurst College - located in Elmhurst, students are charged $28,660 per year

The early childhood education schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Shawnee Community College - located in Ullin, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Oakton Community College - located in Des Plaines, students are charged $2,750 per year
  3. Black Hawk College - located in Moline, students are charged $2,835 per year

An early childhood education degree from an Illinois school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs early childhood education graduates in Illinois pursue include kindergarten teacher, elementary school teacher, and preschool director. Illinois had 105,200 early childhood education professionals in 2010. 16,390 of these early childhood education professionals were preschool teachers, 5,470 were kindergarten teachers, and 80,820 were elementary school teachers. The largest populations of Illinois early childhood education professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 65,930 early childhood education professionals
  2. Lake County - 7,210 early childhood education professionals
  3. Adams County - 3,920 early childhood education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of early childhood education professionals in Illinois will grow by 23%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 126,040 early childhood education professionals working in Illinois. The greatest growth for early childhood education professional is predicted to be amongst Preschool Teachers, who are expected to increase by 37% by 2018.

Salary

On average, early childhood education professionals earn $48,010 per year. However, Illinois early childhood education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,140 per year to more than $122,800 per year in 2010. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for early childhood education professionals:

  1. Cook County - $51,440 per year
  2. Lake County - $44,468 per year
  3. Edwards County - $43,270 per year

Early childhood education professionals in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Vermilion County - $36,237 per year
  2. Kankakee County - $36,515 per year
  3. Champaign County - $38,500 per year

On average, the highest paid early childhood education professionals in Illinois were:

  1. Elementary School Teacher - $59,460 per year
  2. Preschool Director - $57,190 per year
  3. Kindergarten Teacher - $46,380 per year

On average, the lowest paid early childhood education professionals in Illinois were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $46,380 per year
  2. Preschool Teacher - $29,010 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in early childhood education and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as early childhood education or .

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

  • Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Early Childhood Education in Illinois
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education 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
6,125 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
6,123 miles from location College of Lake County Grayslake IL 13.4699 n/a 18,092
6,103 miles from location Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL 72.1483 15% 15,879
6,114 miles from location Triton College River Grove IL 11.7006 n/a 15,706
6,221 miles from location Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville IL 27.5134 33% 13,940
6,103 miles from location Columbia College Chicago Chicago IL 18.5129 n/a 12,127
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
6,107 miles from location Northeastern Illinois University Chicago IL 17.0681 36% 11,631
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago IL 6.60952 n/a 8,464
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
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago IL 7.01976 n/a 7,180
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
6,205 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
6,114 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
6,107 miles from location North Park University Chicago IL 24.6829 35% 3,186
6,174 miles from location Shawnee Community College Ullin IL 14.0648 n/a 2,834
6,104 miles from location Kendall College Chicago IL 19.6033 46% 2,389
6,170 miles from location Millikin University Decatur IL 61.8731 28% 2,314
6,103 miles from location Ellis University Chicago IL 2.23534 n/a 1,950
6,193 miles from location Greenville College Greenville IL 55.1301 35% 1,576
6,105 miles from location Saint Augustine College Chicago IL 8.94577 n/a 1,430
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
6,190 miles from location Lincoln Christian University Lincoln IL 26.7024 80% 993
6,238 miles from location Illinois College Jacksonville IL 28.1533 32% 894
6,103 miles from location Erikson Institute Chicago IL 0.0339454 n/a 284
 

Curious what studying Early Childhood Education 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
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 80,820 $59,460
2
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education + 16,390 $29,010 16.7%
3
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 5,470 $46,380 25.7%
4
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program + 2,520 $57,190 52.7%
 

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