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

More Information

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

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