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Schools Offering English Programs in Illinois


Each year, approximately 0.8% of Illinois graduates receive degrees in English. In other words, every year an estimated 2,924 english professionals graduate from Illinois' 59 English schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a English program is Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston. In 2010, it was ranked 7th nationwide. 100 students graduated with a degree in English from Northwestern University in 2010. Students at Northwestern University paid $40,223 per year in tuition fees.

Wheaton College, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a English program. It is located in Wheaton. In 2010, 50 students graduated from Wheaton College English program. Tuition at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a English program is Loyola University Chicago, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, 101 students graduated from Loyola University Chicago English program. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Illinois English school, average tuition will be $20,831 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,968 per year to $42,041 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois English 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. School of the Art Institute of Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $36,150 per year

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

  1. College of Lake County - located in Grayslake, students are charged $2,968 per year
  2. Northeastern Illinois University - located in Chicago, students are charged $7,492 per year
  3. University of Illinois at Springfield - located in Springfield, students are charged $8,101 per year

An English degree from an Illinois school... what next?

The largest populations of Illinois english professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 2,690 english professionals
  2. Lake County - 130 english professionals
  3. Boone County - 110 english professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of english professionals is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 8,110 english professionals working in Illinois then. Of these 8,110 english professionals, the government predicts that 3,760 will be creative writers, 1,750 will be technical writers, and 2,600 will be literacy teachers.

Salary

On average, english professionals earn a salary of $55,400 per year in Illinois state. However, this number is only an average. English professional in Illinois had varying salaries from $17,690 to $105,190 per year in 2010. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for english professionals:

  1. Marshall County - $59,600 per year
  2. Cook County - $57,837 per year
  3. Lake County - $55,465 per year

The Illinois counties with the lowest average salary for english professionals are:

  1. Adams County - $22,400 per year
  2. McLean County - $32,990 per year
  3. Edwards County - $33,790 per year

The english professionals with highest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Creative Writer - $61,090 per year
  2. Technical Writer - $59,420 per year
  3. Literacy Teacher - $45,690 per year

The english professionals with lowest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Technical Writer - $59,420 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $45,690 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in English in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as language or creative writing, 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 English in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in English in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in English in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in English in Illinois
  • Certificate in English 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
6,123 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
6,101 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
6,103 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 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
6,103 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
6,204 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
6,140 miles from location Aurora University Aurora IL 24.849 36% 4,355
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
6,126 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
6,103 miles from location School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago IL 27.726 18% 3,164
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
6,103 miles from location Ellis University Chicago IL 2.23534 n/a 1,950
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
6,191 miles from location Lincoln College Lincoln IL 21.2522 59% 1,304
6,137 miles from location Judson University Elgin IL 26.4629 44% 1,231
6,103 miles from location East-West University Chicago IL 9.8531 n/a 1,060
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
6,110 miles from location Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute Skokie IL 35.8219 100% 524
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
6,108 miles from location BIR Training Center Chicago IL 30.2511 n/a 397
 

Curious what studying English 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
Writers and Authors + 1,700 $61,090
2
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors + 1,390 $45,690 -47.1%
3
Technical Writers + 1,020 $59,420 -19.7%
 

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