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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Illinois


Each year, approximately 1.6% of Illinois graduates receive degrees in psychology. Thus, Illinois' 61 psychology schools put out approximately 5,994 psychology professionals each year.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 7th in the country in 2010. 248 students graduated with a degree in psychology from Northwestern University in 2010. Northwestern University charged in-state students $40,223 in tuition fees per year.

Wheaton College, which is located in Wheaton, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 21st in the country in 2010. 99 students graduated with degree in psychology from Wheaton College in 2010. Tuition at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a psychology program is Loyola University Chicago, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, 333 students graduated from Loyola University Chicago psychology program. Loyola University Chicago charged in-state students $32,114 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' psychology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $19,459 per year, though tuition can range from $42,041 per year to $7,492 per year. In 2010, the psychology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Illinois 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 psychology schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates 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. Saint Augustine College - located in Chicago, students are charged $8,400 per year

A psychology degree from an Illinois school... what next?

In Illinois, the largest numbers of psychology professional work in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 3,130 psychology professionals
  2. Lake County - 460 psychology professionals
  3. Adams County - 130 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 6,650 psychology professionals will be working in Illinois. This would require the number of psychology professional to grow by 8%.

Salary

psychology professionals in Illinois earn $75,873 per year on average. However, Illinois psychology professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $24,670 per year to more than $126,180 per year in 2010. Psychology professionals in the following Illinois counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Cook County - $88,100 per year
  2. Lake County - $78,625 per year
  3. Boone County - $73,170 per year

On average, psychology professionals earn the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Adams County - $50,410 per year
  2. Clark County - $53,010 per year
  3. Marshall County - $57,330 per year

The psychology professionals with highest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $90,780 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $71,730 per year
  3. Organizational Psychologist - $65,110 per year

On average, the lowest paid psychology professionals in Illinois were:

  1. Clinical Psychologist - $71,730 per year
  2. Organizational Psychologist - $65,110 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in psychology in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as sociology or sports psychology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Psychology in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology 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
6,116 miles from location Trinity International University Deerfield IL 23.8112 42% 2,730
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
6,103 miles from location The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago Chicago IL 0.268337 n/a 2,245
6,172 miles from location Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington IL 37.1422 29% 2,066
6,122 miles from location Midwestern University Downers Grove IL 0.403237 n/a 2,052
6,103 miles from location Ellis University Chicago IL 2.23534 n/a 1,950
6,115 miles from location Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago IL 0.228893 n/a 1,915
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
6,105 miles from location Saint Augustine College Chicago IL 8.94577 n/a 1,430
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
6,103 miles from location Argosy University-Chicago Chicago IL 1.56274 n/a 1,348
6,175 miles from location Rockford College Rockford IL 21.6186 23% 1,341
6,137 miles from location Judson University Elgin IL 26.4629 44% 1,231
6,103 miles from location East-West University Chicago IL 9.8531 n/a 1,060
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
6,124 miles from location Argosy University-Schaumburg Schaumburg IL 1.27286 n/a 773
6,187 miles from location Eureka College Eureka IL 16.9805 19% 766
6,103 miles from location Adler School of Professional Psychology Chicago IL 0.241996 n/a 703
6,218 miles from location Blackburn College Carlinville IL 19.8699 30% 607
6,206 miles from location Springfield College in Illinois Springfield IL 23.0466 n/a 559
6,237 miles from location MacMurray College Jacksonville IL 28.2629 33% 518
6,110 miles from location Hebrew Theological College Skokie IL 43.3002 100% 450
 

Curious what studying Psychology 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
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists + 4,460 $71,730 -18.6%
2
Psychologists, All Other + 290 $90,780 45.0%
3
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists + 40 $65,110
 

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