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Schools Offering Language Programs in Illinois


Around 0.3% of Illinois's graduates graduate from language degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,148 language professionals graduate from Illinois' 48 language schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a language program is Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston. In 2010, it was ranked 7th nationwide. In 2010, 83 students graduated from Northwestern University's language program. Tuition at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a language program is Wheaton College. Wheaton College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Wheaton. 16 students graduated with degree in language from Wheaton College in 2010. Students at Wheaton College paid $27,580 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a language program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. In 2010, 42 students graduated from Loyola University Chicago language program. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

Cost

Language schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $20,504 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $42,041 per year, or as little as $2,352 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois language schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 language schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year
  2. John A Logan College - located in Carterville, students are charged $2,520 per year
  3. Southwestern Illinois College - located in Belleville, students are charged $2,604 per year

A language degree from an Illinois school... what next?

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

  1. Cook County - 7,050 language professionals
  2. Lake County - 690 language professionals
  3. Adams County - 240 language professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of language professionals is expected to grow by 18% by 2018. There are projected to be 9,880 language professionals working in Illinois then. Of these 9,880 language professionals, the government predicts that 8,270 will be teacher of the speech and hearing handicappeds, 1,610 will be sign language interpreters, and an unknown number will be english as a second language instructors.

Salary

language professionals in Illinois make an average of $57,693 per year. But, salaries for language professional can vary. In 2010, language professional made as little as less than $17,340 per year or as much as more than $113,190 per year in Illinois. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for language professionals:

  1. Marshall County - $83,820 per year
  2. Boone County - $71,140 per year
  3. Champaign County - $68,350 per year

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

  1. Bureau County - $42,970 per year
  2. Adams County - $43,880 per year
  3. Edwards County - $51,570 per year

The language professionals with highest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $68,050 per year
  2. English As A Second Language Instructor - $60,140 per year
  3. Sign Language Interpreter - $44,890 per year

On average, the lowest paid language professionals in Illinois were:

  1. English As A Second Language Instructor - $60,140 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $44,890 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Language in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Language in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Language in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Language in Illinois
  • Certificate in Language 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
6,126 miles from location Harper College Palatine IL 12.7765 n/a 15,711
6,101 miles from location University of Chicago Chicago IL 45.3883 36% 15,094
6,221 miles from location Southwestern Illinois College Belleville IL 13.7244 n/a 14,440
6,221 miles from location Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville IL 27.5134 33% 13,940
6,200 miles from location Illinois Central College Peoria IL 15.7341 n/a 13,049
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
6,146 miles from location Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL 14.036 n/a 10,532
6,175 miles from location John A Logan College Carterville IL 13.1135 n/a 8,568
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
6,127 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
6,114 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
6,215 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
6,238 miles from location Illinois College Jacksonville IL 28.1533 32% 894
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 Language 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
Speech-Language Pathologists + 6,990 $68,050 38.1%
2
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary + 2,620 $60,140 -14.1%
3
Interpreters and Translators + 1,100 $44,890 46.7%
 

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