Theology in Illinois

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Schools Offering Theology Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Illinois receive theology degrees every year. That means an estimated 1,807 theologists graduate from Illinois' 46 theology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a theology program is Northwestern University. Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th in the country in 2010, is located in Evanston. 18 students graduated with a degree in theology from Northwestern University in 2010. Students at Northwestern University paid $40,223 per year in tuition fees.

Wheaton College, which is located in Wheaton, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a theology program. It received a ranking of 21st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 116 students graduated from Wheaton College theology program. Students at Wheaton College paid $27,580 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a theology program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. 86 students graduated with degree in theology from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. Loyola University Chicago charged in-state students $32,114 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Theology schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $18,829 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $42,041 per year, or as little as $9,968 per year. In 2010, the theology 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 lowest tuition rates at Illinois theology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Moody Bible Institute - located in Chicago, students are charged $9,968 per year
  2. Western Illinois University - located in Macomb, students are charged $10,149 per year
  3. Christian Life College - located in Mount Prospect, students are charged $10,590 per year

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

Most people who graduate from theology school in Illinois go on to work as a theologist. 1,020 theologists were working in Illinois in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois theologists:

  1. Cook County - 780 theologists
  2. Lake County - 70 theologists

Salary

A theologist in Illinois earns $55,890 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Illinois theologists earned as little as less than $22,550 per year or as much as more than $98,230 per year. On average a theologist earns the most in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Cook County - $55,160 per year
  2. Lake County - $50,850 per year

A theologist in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Lake County - $50,850 per year
  2. Cook County - $55,160 per year

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For more data regarding a career in theology in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as theology or christian counseling, 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 Theology in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Theology in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Theology in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Theology 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
6,103 miles from location DePaul University Chicago IL 35.6436 31% 25,072
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
6,261 miles from location Western Illinois University Macomb IL 32.0587 31% 12,679
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
6,114 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
6,103 miles from location Moody Bible Institute Chicago IL 30.8498 45% 2,991
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
6,172 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
6,114 miles from location Lake Forest College Lake Forest IL 29.7867 25% 1,415
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
6,190 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
6,244 miles from location Principia College Elsah IL 39.7521 97% 527
6,110 miles from location Hebrew Theological College Skokie IL 43.3002 100% 450
6,100 miles from location Catholic Theological Union at Chicago Chicago IL 0.052472 n/a 439
6,106 miles from location Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Evanston IL 0.0400413 n/a 335
6,101 miles from location Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Chicago IL 0.0360969 n/a 302
6,101 miles from location McCormick Theological Seminary Chicago IL 0.0296426 n/a 248
6,122 miles from location University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein IL 0.0271324 n/a 227
6,101 miles from location Chicago Theological Seminary Chicago IL 0.0266543 n/a 223
6,122 miles from location Northern Baptist Theological Seminary Lombard IL 0.0163751 n/a 137
6,101 miles from location Meadville Lombard Theological School Chicago IL 0.0108769 n/a 91
6,107 miles from location Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago Chicago IL 21.9028 100% 82
6,106 miles from location Seabury-Western Theological Seminary Evanston IL 0.00609584 n/a 51
6,131 miles from location Urbana Theological Seminary Champaign IL n/a n/a 47
6,119 miles from location Christian Life College Mount Prospect IL 42.6109 100% 44
 

Curious what studying Theology 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
Clergy + 1,640 $43,770 9.3%
2
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,020 $55,890 -13.6%
 

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