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Schools Offering Math Programs in Illinois

Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Illinois receive math degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,501 math professionals graduate from Illinois' 52 math schools.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a math program. It is located in Evanston. In 2010, 91 students graduated from Northwestern University's math program. Tuition at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a math program is Wheaton College. Wheaton College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Wheaton. In 2010, Wheaton College graduated 21 students from its math program. The tuition rate at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a math program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. 36 students graduated with degree in math from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. The tuition rate at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.


Tuition at Illinois' math schools ranges from $42,041 per year to $7,492 per year. But, the average tuition is $21,523 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois math schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 math schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Illinois 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. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - located in Edwardsville, students are charged $8,401 per year

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

Many Illinois math graduates become a computational scientist, statistician, and actuary. 3,020 math professionals were working in Illinois in 2010. Of these, 1,450 were mathematics professors. In addition, 80 were computational scientists, and 430 were statisticians. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois math professionals:

  1. Cook County - 1,850 math professionals
  2. Menard County - 70 math professionals
  3. Adams County - 40 math professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of math professionals in Illinois will grow by 9%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,970 math professionals working in Illinois. The greatest growth for math professional is predicted to be amongst Actuarys, who are expected to increase by 12% by 2018.


On average, math professionals earn $85,915 per year. However, Illinois math professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,330 per year to more than $155,520 per year in 2010. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for math professionals are:

  1. Cook County - $89,080 per year
  2. Menard County - $87,000 per year
  3. Lake County - $82,853 per year

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

  1. Edwards County - $29,300 per year
  2. Bureau County - $31,330 per year
  3. Adams County - $41,210 per year

On average, the highest paid math professionals in Illinois were:

  1. Computational Scientist - $109,500 per year
  2. Actuary - $92,240 per year
  3. Statistician - $81,430 per year

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

  1. Statistician - $81,430 per year
  2. Mathematics Professor - $60,490 per year

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The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in math. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as accounting or physics.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Math in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Math in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Math in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Math in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,450 $60,490 -48.2%
Actuaries 1,060 $92,240 -7.0%
Statisticians 430 $81,430 4.9%
Mathematicians 80 $109,500 14.3%

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