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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.


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


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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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Clergy 1,640 $43,770 9.3%
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 1,020 $55,890 -13.6%

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