There are schools offering political science degrees in Illinois!
Schools Offering Political Science Programs in Illinois
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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.
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:
- 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 political science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Illinois were:
- Northeastern Illinois University - located in Chicago, students are charged $7,492 per year
- University of Illinois at Springfield - located in Springfield, students are charged $8,101 per year
- 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:
- Cook County - 40 political scientists
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:
- Cook County - $54,510 per year
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?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary +||630||$55,510||-19.2%|
|Political Scientists +||60||$51,970|
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