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Schools Offering Public Health Programs in Illinois


Around 0.2% of Illinois's graduates graduate from public health degree programs every year. Thus, Illinois' 19 public health schools put out approximately 808 public health professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a public health program is Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston. In 2010, it was ranked 7th nationwide. 16 students graduated with a degree in public health from Northwestern University in 2010. Tuition at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a public health program. It is located in Chicago. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

University of Illinois at Chicago, which is located in Chicago, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a public health program. It received a ranking of 29th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Illinois at Chicago graduated 175 students from its public health programs. University of Illinois at Chicago charged in-state students $12,053 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Illinois public health school, average tuition will be $17,505 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,352 per year to $42,041 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois public health schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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. Illinois Institute of Technology - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,442 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois public health schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year
  2. Illinois Central College - located in Peoria, students are charged $2,790 per year
  3. Northeastern Illinois University - located in Chicago, students are charged $7,492 per year

A public health degree from an Illinois school... what next?

The largest populations of Illinois public health professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 10,140 public health professionals
  2. Marshall County - 820 public health professionals
  3. Adams County - 610 public health professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of public health professionals in Illinois will grow by 17%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 17,290 public health professionals working in Illinois. The greatest growth for public health professional is predicted to be amongst Clinical Social Workers, who are expected to increase by 20% by 2018.

Salary

public health professionals in Illinois earn $66,140 per year on average. But, salaries for public health professional can vary. In 2010, public health professional made as little as less than $18,660 per year or as much as more than $154,480 per year in Illinois. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for public health professionals:

  1. Vermilion County - $84,880 per year
  2. Macon County - $81,310 per year
  3. Menard County - $71,835 per year

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

  1. Kankakee County - $38,640 per year
  2. Clark County - $48,520 per year
  3. Champaign County - $50,140 per year

On average, the highest paid public health professionals in Illinois were:

  1. Health And Social Service Manager - $94,760 per year
  2. Public Health Educator - $52,770 per year
  3. Clinical Social Worker - $50,890 per year

The public health professionals with lowest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Public Health Educator - $52,770 per year
  2. Clinical Social Worker - $50,890 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in public health in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as emergency management or political science, 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 Public Health in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Public Health in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Public Health in Illinois
  • Certificate in Public Health 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
6,200 miles from location Illinois Central College Peoria IL 15.7341 n/a 13,049
6,107 miles from location Northeastern Illinois University Chicago IL 17.0681 36% 11,631
6,146 miles from location Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL 14.036 n/a 10,532
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
6,127 miles from location Benedictine University Lisle IL 26.9664 34% 5,836
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
6,107 miles from location North Park University Chicago IL 24.6829 35% 3,186
6,115 miles from location Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago IL 0.228893 n/a 1,915
 

Curious what studying Public Health 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
Medical and Health Services Managers + n/a $94,760
2
Healthcare Social Workers + 3,980 $50,890 1.8%
3
Health Educators + 2,130 $52,770 63.8%
 

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