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Schools Offering Criminology Programs in Illinois

Around 0.0% of Illinois's graduates graduate from criminology degree programs every year. That means an estimated 11 criminologists graduate from Illinois' 2 criminology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a criminology program is Dominican University, which is located in River Forest. In 2010, it was ranked 35th nationwide. 10 students graduated with a degree in criminology from Dominican University in 2010. The tuition rate at Dominican University was $25,710 per year.

Concordia University, which is located in River Forest, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a criminology program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Concordia University criminology program. The tuition rate at Concordia University was $24,396 per year.


If you choose to attend a Illinois criminology school, average tuition will be $25,053 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $24,396 per year to $25,710 per year. The Illinois criminology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Dominican University - located in River Forest, students are charged $25,710 per year
  2. Concordia University - located in River Forest, students are charged $24,396 per year

The criminology schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Concordia University - located in River Forest, students are charged $24,396 per year
  2. Dominican University - located in River Forest, students are charged $25,710 per year

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

A large number of Illinois criminology graduates become criminologists. In 2010, there were 130 criminologists working in Illinois. In Illinois, the largest numbers of criminologists work in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 100 criminologists


On average, a criminologist earns a salary of $69,030 per year in Illinois state. In 2010, however, some Illinois criminologists earned as little as less than $18,500 per year or as much as more than $131,860 per year. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for a criminologist are:

  1. Cook County - $64,220 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in criminology in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as sociology or criminal justice, 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 Criminology in Illinois

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Curious what studying Criminology gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,970 $83,270 -18.6%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 2,170 $62,790 -21.7%
Sociologists 130 $69,030

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