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Schools Offering Math Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Illinois receive math degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,501 math professionals graduate from Illinois' 52 math schools.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a math program. It is located in Evanston. In 2010, 91 students graduated from Northwestern University's math program. Tuition at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a math program is Wheaton College. Wheaton College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Wheaton. In 2010, Wheaton College graduated 21 students from its math program. The tuition rate at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a math program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. 36 students graduated with degree in math from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. The tuition rate at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Illinois' math schools ranges from $42,041 per year to $7,492 per year. But, the average tuition is $21,523 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois math 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. Lake Forest College - located in Lake Forest, students are charged $35,525 per year

The math 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. 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 math degree from an Illinois school... what next?

Many Illinois math graduates become a computational scientist, statistician, and actuary. 3,020 math professionals were working in Illinois in 2010. Of these, 1,450 were mathematics professors. In addition, 80 were computational scientists, and 430 were statisticians. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois math professionals:

  1. Cook County - 1,850 math professionals
  2. Menard County - 70 math professionals
  3. Adams County - 40 math professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of math professionals in Illinois will grow by 9%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,970 math professionals working in Illinois. The greatest growth for math professional is predicted to be amongst Actuarys, who are expected to increase by 12% by 2018.

Salary

On average, math professionals earn $85,915 per year. However, Illinois math professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,330 per year to more than $155,520 per year in 2010. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for math professionals are:

  1. Cook County - $89,080 per year
  2. Menard County - $87,000 per year
  3. Lake County - $82,853 per year

On average, math professionals earn the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Edwards County - $29,300 per year
  2. Bureau County - $31,330 per year
  3. Adams County - $41,210 per year

On average, the highest paid math professionals in Illinois were:

  1. Computational Scientist - $109,500 per year
  2. Actuary - $92,240 per year
  3. Statistician - $81,430 per year

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

  1. Statistician - $81,430 per year
  2. Mathematics Professor - $60,490 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in math. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as accounting or physics.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Math in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Math in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Math in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Math 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 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
6,127 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
6,103 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
6,206 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
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,450 $60,490 -48.2%
2
Actuaries + 1,060 $92,240 -7.0%
3
Statisticians + 430 $81,430 4.9%
4
Mathematicians + 80 $109,500 14.3%
 

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