Sociology in Illinois

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Schools Offering Sociology Programs in Illinois


Around 0.3% of Illinois's graduates graduate from sociology degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,244 sociologists graduate from Illinois' 40 sociology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a sociology program is Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston. In 2010, it was ranked 7th nationwide. 39 students graduated with a degree in sociology 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 sociology program. It received a ranking of 21st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 24 students graduated from Wheaton College sociology program. The tuition rate at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a sociology program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. 47 students graduated with degree in sociology from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' sociology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $21,881 per year, though tuition can range from $42,041 per year to $7,492 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois sociology 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 Wesleyan University - located in Bloomington, students are charged $35,256 per year

The following Illinois sociology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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 sociology degree from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of sociology graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a sociologist. In 2010, there were 130 sociologists working in Illinois. The largest populations of Illinois sociologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 100 sociologists

Salary

A sociologist in Illinois earns $69,030 per year on average. But, salaries for sociologists can vary. In 2010, sociologists made as little as less than $18,500 per year or as much as more than $131,860 per year in Illinois. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for a sociologist are:

  1. Cook County - $64,220 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Sociology in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Sociology 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 Roosevelt University Chicago IL 22.8963 28% 7,306
6,102 miles from location Chicago State University Chicago IL 15.9923 34% 7,235
6,125 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
6,112 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
6,215 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
6,193 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
6,258 miles from location Monmouth College Monmouth IL 60.7089 30% 1,379
6,137 miles from location Judson University Elgin IL 26.4629 44% 1,231
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
6,244 miles from location Principia College Elsah IL 39.7521 97% 527
 

Curious what studying Sociology 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
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary + 440 $58,820 -56.4%
2
Sociologists + 130 $69,030
 

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