Elementary Education in Illinois

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Schools Offering Elementary Education Programs in Illinois


Around 1.0% of Illinois's graduates graduate from elementary education degree programs every year. Thus, Illinois' 46 elementary education schools put out approximately 3,863 elementary educators each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a elementary education program is Wheaton College. Wheaton College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Wheaton. In 2010, 33 students graduated from Wheaton College's elementary education program. Students at Wheaton College paid $27,580 per year in tuition fees.

Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a elementary education program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, Loyola University Chicago graduated 50 students from its elementary education program. Students at Loyola University Chicago paid $32,114 per year in tuition fees.

University of Illinois at Chicago, which is located in Chicago, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a elementary education program. It received a ranking of 29th in the country in 2010. 49 students graduated with degree in elementary education from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. University of Illinois at Chicago charged in-state students $12,053 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Illinois' elementary education schools ranges from $35,256 per year to $7,492 per year. But, the average tuition is $20,055 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois elementary education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Illinois Wesleyan University - located in Bloomington, students are charged $35,256 per year
  2. Augustana College - located in Rock Island, students are charged $32,235 per year
  3. Loyola University Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,114 per year

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

  1. Northeastern Illinois University - located in Chicago, students are charged $7,492 per year
  2. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - located in Edwardsville, students are charged $8,401 per year
  3. Chicago State University - located in Chicago, students are charged $8,752 per year

An elementary education degree from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of elementary education graduates in Illinois pursue careers as an elementary educator. If you decide to work as an elementary educator in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 80,820 Illinois elementary educators as of 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of elementary educators are:

  1. Cook County - 50,600 elementary educators
  2. Lake County - 5,200 elementary educators
  3. Adams County - 3,160 elementary educators

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of elementary educators is expected to grow by 16% by 2018. There are projected to be 98,430 elementary educators working in the Illinois then.

Salary

An elementary educator in Illinois earns $59,460 per year on average. However, Illinois elementary educators earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,560 per year to more than $100,560 per year in 2010. On average an elementary educator earns the most in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Cook County - $65,090 per year
  2. Boone County - $56,120 per year
  3. Lake County - $55,610 per year

The following counties in Illinois have the lowest average salaries for elementary educators:

  1. Edwards County - $41,860 per year
  2. Vermilion County - $42,880 per year
  3. Macon County - $44,280 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Elementary Education in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Elementary Education in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Elementary 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
6,104 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
6,103 miles from location Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL 72.1483 15% 15,879
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
6,103 miles from location Columbia College Chicago Chicago IL 18.5129 n/a 12,127
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 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 National-Louis University Chicago IL 13.8491 56% 6,385
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
6,114 miles from location Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais IL 28.6851 66% 4,666
6,140 miles from location Aurora University Aurora IL 24.849 36% 4,355
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
6,127 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
6,258 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
6,206 miles from location Springfield College in Illinois Springfield IL 23.0466 n/a 559
6,244 miles from location Principia College Elsah IL 39.7521 97% 527
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
 

Curious what studying Elementary 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
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School + 13,050 $101,970 6.2%
3
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 9,900 $57,150
4
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 5,470 $46,380 25.7%
 

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