Mental Health in Illinois

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Schools Offering Mental Health Programs in Illinois


Around 0.0% of Illinois's graduates graduate from mental health degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 65 mental health counselors graduate from Illinois' 7 mental health schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a mental health program is Roosevelt University, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 77th nationwide. In 2010, Roosevelt University graduated 11 students from its mental health program. The tuition rate at Roosevelt University was $23,300 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a mental health program is Illinois Central College, which is located in Peoria. In 2010, it was ranked 84th nationwide. In 2010, Illinois Central College graduated 5 students from its mental health program. The tuition rate at Illinois Central College was $2,790 per year.

Elgin Community College, which was ranked 84th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a mental health program. It is located in Elgin. In 2010, Elgin Community College graduated 0 students from its mental health programs. Elgin Community College charged in-state students $2,194 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Illinois mental health school, average tuition will be $5,646 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,194 per year to $23,300 per year. The Illinois mental health schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Roosevelt University - located in Chicago, students are charged $23,300 per year
  2. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College - located in Chicago, students are charged $3,010 per year
  3. Moraine Valley Community College - located in Palos Hills, students are charged $3,006 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois mental health schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Shawnee Community College - located in Ullin, students are charged $2,610 per year
  3. Southeastern Illinois College - located in Harrisburg, students are charged $2,610 per year

A mental health degree from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois mental health graduates become mental health counselors. 5,850 mental health counselors were working in Illinois in 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of mental health counselors are:

  1. Cook County - 4,250 mental health counselors
  2. Adams County - 210 mental health counselors
  3. Bureau County - 200 mental health counselors

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of mental health counselors in the state of Illinois will grow to 6,160. This would require a 26% growth in the profession.

Salary

A mental health counselor in Illinois earns $40,350 per year on average. However, Illinois mental health counselors earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,650 per year to more than $83,490 per year in 2010. On average a mental health counselor earns the most in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Menard County - $52,700 per year
  2. Champaign County - $46,960 per year
  3. Marshall County - $41,670 per year

The Illinois counties with the lowest average salary for mental health counselors are:

  1. Bureau County - $29,150 per year
  2. Edwards County - $29,360 per year
  3. Kankakee County - $30,780 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in mental health in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as mental health or clinical psychology, 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 Mental Health in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Mental Health in Illinois
  • Certificate in Mental Health in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,113 miles from location Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills IL 13.4837 n/a 17,774
6,200 miles from location Illinois Central College Peoria IL 15.7341 n/a 13,049
6,111 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago IL 8.94698 n/a 12,866
6,139 miles from location Elgin Community College Elgin IL 15.1103 n/a 11,704
6,103 miles from location Roosevelt University Chicago IL 22.8963 28% 7,306
6,139 miles from location Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg IL 13.8934 n/a 2,941
6,174 miles from location Shawnee Community College Ullin IL 14.0648 n/a 2,834
 

Curious what studying Mental Health 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
Mental Health Counselors + 5,850 $40,350 134.0%
2
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 4,600 $40,250 19.8%
3
Psychiatric Technicians + 3,840 $35,290 -17.1%
4
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors + 2,160 $40,340 -36.1%
5
Psychiatric Aides + 1,030 $32,110 24.1%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are mental health related jobs in Illinois