There are schools offering physics courses in Illinois!
Schools Offering Physics Programs in Illinois
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The top-ranked school in Illinois with a physics program is Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston. In 2010, it was ranked 7th nationwide. 18 students graduated with a degree in physics from Northwestern University in 2010. Northwestern University charged in-state students $40,223 in tuition fees per year.
Wheaton College, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a physics program. It is located in Wheaton. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Wheaton College physics program. The tuition rate at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.
The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a physics program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. 13 students graduated with degree in physics from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. Loyola University Chicago charged in-state students $32,114 in tuition fees per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' physics schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $21,644 per year, though tuition can range from $42,041 per year to $7,492 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois physics schools had the highest tuition rates:
- University of Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $42,041 per year
- Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
- Lake Forest College - located in Lake Forest, students are charged $35,525 per year
The physics schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Northeastern Illinois University - located in Chicago, students are charged $7,492 per year
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - located in Edwardsville, students are charged $8,401 per year
- Chicago State University - located in Chicago, students are charged $8,752 per year
A physics degree from an Illinois school... what next?
The highest percentage of physics graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a physicist. Illinois had 2,930 physicists in 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of physicists are:
- Cook County - 2,580 physicists
The government projects that by 2018, the number of physicists in the state of Illinois will grow to 3,320. This would require a 8% growth in the profession.
On average, a physicist earns a salary of $130,880 per year in Illinois state. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for physicists:
- Cook County - $132,230 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in physics and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as chemical engineering or chemistry.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Bachelor's Degree in Physics in Illinois
- Master's Degree in Physics in Illinois
- Doctoral Degree in Physics 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|
|6,102 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|
|6,119 miles from location||Elmhurst College||Elmhurst||IL||64.8476||30%||3,363|
|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|
|6,253 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|
|6,115 miles from location||Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science||North Chicago||IL||0.228893||n/a||1,915|
|6,105 miles from location||Rush University||Chicago||IL||0.735028||n/a||1,804|
|6,193 miles from location||Greenville College||Greenville||IL||55.1301||35%||1,576|
|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|
|6,238 miles from location||Illinois College||Jacksonville||IL||28.1533||32%||894|
|6,244 miles from location||Principia College||Elsah||IL||39.7521||97%||527|
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