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Schools Offering Music Programs in Illinois


Around 0.3% of Illinois's graduates graduate from music degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,169 musicians graduate from Illinois' 60 music schools.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a music program. It is located in Evanston. 175 students graduated with a degree in music from Northwestern University in 2010. The tuition rate at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

Wheaton College, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a music program. It is located in Wheaton. In 2010, Wheaton College graduated 44 students from its music program. The tuition rate at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a music program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Loyola University Chicago music program. Loyola University Chicago charged in-state students $32,114 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Music schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $17,857 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $42,041 per year, or as little as $2,194 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois music 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 following Illinois music schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 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 music degree from an Illinois school... what next?

The Illinois counties with the largest populations of musician are:

  1. Cook County - 1,980 musicians
  2. Lake County - 120 musicians
  3. Bureau County - 120 musicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of musicians in the state of Illinois will grow to 5,130. This would require a 6% growth in the profession.

Salary

musicians in Illinois earn $24,525 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Illinois musician earned as little as less than $18,180 per year or as much as more than $83,140 per year. Musicians in the following Illinois counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Cook County - $50,820 per year
  2. Lake County - $49,560 per year
  3. Bureau County - $49,450 per year

On average, musicians earn the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Menard County - $41,510 per year
  2. Marshall County - $45,600 per year
  3. Clark County - $45,760 per year

On average, the highest paid musicians in Illinois were:

  1. Music Composer - $49,050 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

The musicians with lowest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Music Composer - $49,050 per year
  2. Horn Player - per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Music in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Music in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Music 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
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
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
6,261 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
6,139 miles from location Elgin Community College Elgin IL 15.1103 n/a 11,704
6,107 miles from location Northeastern Illinois University Chicago IL 17.0681 36% 11,631
6,134 miles from location Parkland College Champaign IL 15.5147 n/a 9,633
6,175 miles from location John A Logan College Carterville IL 13.1135 n/a 8,568
6,235 miles from location Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey IL 11.0347 n/a 8,179
6,204 miles from location Lincoln Land Community College Springfield IL 12.2962 n/a 7,677
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
6,141 miles from location McHenry County College Crystal Lake IL 13.7359 n/a 6,811
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
6,114 miles from location Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais IL 28.6851 66% 4,666
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 Moody Bible Institute Chicago IL 30.8498 45% 2,991
6,127 miles from location Wheaton College Wheaton IL 79.0634 46% 2,920
6,174 miles from location Shawnee Community College Ullin IL 14.0648 n/a 2,834
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
6,244 miles from location Carl Sandburg College Galesburg IL 14.1935 n/a 2,661
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
6,190 miles from location Lincoln Christian University Lincoln IL 26.7024 80% 993
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
6,206 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
6,106 miles from location Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Evanston IL 0.0400413 n/a 335
6,119 miles from location Christian Life College Mount Prospect IL 42.6109 100% 44
 

Curious what studying Music 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
Musicians and Singers + 1,400 n/a -30.3%
2
Music Directors and Composers + 1,380 $49,050 294.3%
 

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