Political Science in Illinois

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Schools Offering Political Science Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Illinois receive political science degrees every year. Thus, Illinois' 46 political science schools put out approximately 1,844 political scientists each year.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a political science program. It is located in Evanston. 159 students graduated with a degree in political science from Northwestern University in 2010. Tuition at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

Wheaton College, which is located in Wheaton, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a political science program. It received a ranking of 21st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Wheaton College graduated 20 students from its political science program. Tuition at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.

Loyola University Chicago, which is located in Chicago, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a political science program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 76 students graduated from Loyola University Chicago political science program. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Illinois' political science schools ranges from $42,041 per year to $7,492 per year. But, the average tuition is $22,030 per year. The Illinois political science schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  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 political science 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 political science degree from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois political science graduates become political scientists. Illinois had 60 political scientists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois political scientists:

  1. Cook County - 40 political scientists

Salary

On average, political scientists earn $51,970 per year. However, Illinois political scientists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $30,570 per year to more than $91,320 per year in 2010. A political scientist in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Cook County - $54,510 per year

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The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in political science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as international business or communications.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Political Science in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Political Science 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
6,253 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
6,111 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
6,187 miles from location Eureka College Eureka IL 16.9805 19% 766
6,218 miles from location Blackburn College Carlinville IL 19.8699 30% 607
6,244 miles from location Principia College Elsah IL 39.7521 97% 527
 

Curious what studying Political Science gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 630 $55,510 -19.2%
2
Political Scientists + 60 $51,970
 

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