History in Illinois

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Schools Offering History Programs in Illinois


Around 0.5% of Illinois's graduates graduate from history degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,701 historians graduate from Illinois' 48 history schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a history program is Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston. In 2010, it was ranked 7th nationwide. In 2010, 96 students graduated from Northwestern University's history program. Students at Northwestern University paid $40,223 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a history program is Wheaton College, which is located in Wheaton. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, Wheaton College graduated 23 students from its history program. Students at Wheaton College paid $27,580 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a history program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. In 2010, Loyola University Chicago graduated 89 students from its history programs. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' history schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $22,333 per year, though tuition can range from $42,041 per year to $7,492 per year. The Illinois history schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  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 lowest tuition rates at Illinois history schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 history degree from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois history graduates become historians. 60 historians were working in Illinois in 2010. The largest populations of Illinois historians are working in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 40 historians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of historians is expected to grow by 12% by 2018. There are projected to be 140 historians working in the Illinois then.

Salary

On average, historians earn $53,200 per year. However, this number is only an average. historians in Illinois had varying salaries from $24,850 to $88,370 per year in 2010. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for historians:

  1. Cook County - $42,340 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in history in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as political science or history, 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 History in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in History in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in History 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 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
6,112 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
6,127 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
6,191 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
6,238 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
6,237 miles from location MacMurray College Jacksonville IL 28.2629 33% 518
 

Curious what studying History 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
Archivists + 260 $56,830 -48.0%
2
Historians + 60 $53,200 -64.7%
 

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