Electrical Engineering in Illinois

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Schools Offering Electrical Engineering Programs in Illinois

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Illinois students graduate with degrees in electrical engineering. In other words, every year an estimated 487 electrical engineers graduate from Illinois' 32 electrical engineering schools.

Top Schools

Bradley University, which was ranked 64th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a electrical engineering program. It is located in Peoria. no students graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Bradley University in 2010. Tuition at Bradley University was $25,424 per year.

Taylor Business Institute, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a electrical engineering program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Taylor Business Institute electrical engineering program. Taylor Business Institute charged in-state students $13,500 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a electrical engineering program is ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect, which is located in Mount Prospect. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. 27 students graduated with degree in electrical engineering from ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect in 2010. ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect charged in-state students $18,048 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Illinois electrical engineering school, average tuition will be $6,977 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,348 per year to $25,424 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois electrical engineering schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bradley University - located in Peoria, students are charged $25,424 per year
  2. Roosevelt University - located in Chicago, students are charged $23,300 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect - located in Mount Prospect, students are charged $18,048 per year

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

  1. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  2. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year
  3. Rock Valley College - located in Rockford, students are charged $2,400 per year

An electrical engineering degree from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois electrical engineering graduates become electrical engineers. 4,590 electrical engineers were working in Illinois in 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of electrical engineers are:

  1. Cook County - 3,170 electrical engineers
  2. Lake County - 280 electrical engineers
  3. Marshall County - 230 electrical engineers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of electrical engineers is expected to shrink by 0% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,070 electrical engineers working in the Illinois then.


An electrical engineer in Illinois makes an average of $86,110 per year. However, this number is only an average. electrical engineers in Illinois had varying salaries from $40,060 to $152,450 per year in 2010. An electrical engineer in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Marshall County - $92,940 per year
  2. Adams County - $88,910 per year
  3. Cook County - $88,190 per year

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

  1. Edwards County - $71,360 per year
  2. Lake County - $71,430 per year
  3. Boone County - $71,630 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering in Illinois
  • Certificate in Electrical Engineering in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
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
6,182 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
6,113 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
6,130 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
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,146 miles from location Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL 14.036 n/a 10,532
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
6,138 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
6,165 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
6,205 miles from location Bradley University Peoria IL 35.5501 24% 5,800
6,181 miles from location Kaskaskia College Centralia IL 17.5689 n/a 5,337
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
6,167 miles from location Kishwaukee College Malta IL 13.1722 n/a 4,735
6,178 miles from location Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby IL 16.1917 n/a 4,529
6,198 miles from location Sauk Valley Community College Dixon IL 15.3721 n/a 2,504
6,229 miles from location Spoon River College Canton IL 15.2286 n/a 2,118
6,103 miles from location East-West University Chicago IL 9.8531 n/a 1,060
6,116 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park Orland Park IL 26.0399 100% 562
6,118 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect Mount Prospect IL 31.3178 100% 549
6,103 miles from location Taylor Business Institute Chicago IL 31.7394 100% 431
6,118 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook Oak Brook IL 22.7824 100% 425

Curious what studying Electrical Engineering 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)
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians + 4,920 $54,390 16.3%
Electrical Engineers + 4,590 $86,110 -18.0%

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