Communications Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 49 accredited communications schools where communications faculty who teach communications classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in communications in the state of Illinois, which encompasses communications training at the following levels:

  • Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications
  • PhD degree in Communications


Schools

  1. Augustana College in Rock Island

    639 38th St, Rock Island, Illinois 61201-2296

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  2. Aurora University

    347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892

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  3. Blackburn College

    700 College Ave, Carlinville, Illinois 62626

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  4. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  5. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709

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  6. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  7. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Eastern Illinois University

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  9. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  10. Eureka College

    300 E. College Ave., Eureka, Illinois 61530

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  11. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  12. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  13. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

    150 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Benedictine University

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  15. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  16. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. Judson University

    1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498

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  19. Lake Forest College

    555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045-2399

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  20. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  21. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  22. McKendree University

    701 College Rd, Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291

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  23. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  24. Monmouth College

    700 E Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois 61462-1998

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  25. Moody Bible Institute

    820 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3284

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  26. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  27. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  28. Northern Illinois University

    1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  29. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

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  30. Northeastern Illinois University

    5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

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  31. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  32. Prairie State College

    202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226

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  33. Principia College

    1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, Illinois 62028-9799

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  34. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  35. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  36. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  37. University of St Francis

    500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188

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  38. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  39. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  40. Springfield College in Illinois

    1500 North Fifth Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702-2694

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  41. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  42. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  43. Trinity Christian College

    6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463-0929

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  44. Trinity International University in Deerfield

    2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, Illinois 60015-1283

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  45. Waubonsee Community College

    Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554-0901

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  46. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  47. Wheaton College in Wheaton

    501 College Ave, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593

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  48. Heartland Community College

    1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761-9446

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  49. Ellis University

    111 N Canal St Ste 380, Chicago, Illinois 60606

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Cities

  1. Communications Schools in Chicago, IL11 Schools
  2. Communications Schools in River Forest, IL2 Schools
  3. Communications Schools in Normal, IL2 Schools
  4. Communications Schools in Springfield, IL2 Schools
  5. Communications Schools in Dekalb, IL1 Schools
  6. Communications Schools in Rock Island, IL1 Schools
  7. Communications Schools in Carbondale, IL1 Schools
  8. Communications Schools in Elgin, IL1 Schools
  9. Communications Schools in Macomb, IL1 Schools
  10. Communications Schools in Elmhurst, IL1 Schools
  11. Communications Schools in Monmouth, IL1 Schools
  12. Communications Schools in Wheaton, IL1 Schools
  13. Communications Schools in Eureka, IL1 Schools
  14. Communications Schools in Evanston, IL1 Schools
  15. Communications Schools in Peoria, IL1 Schools
  16. Communications Schools in Chicago Heights, IL1 Schools
  17. Communications Schools in Champaign, IL1 Schools
  18. Communications Schools in Joliet, IL1 Schools
  19. Communications Schools in Charleston, IL1 Schools
  20. Communications Schools in Romeoville, IL1 Schools
  21. Communications Schools in Edwardsville, IL1 Schools
  22. Communications Schools in Palos Heights, IL1 Schools
  23. Communications Schools in Elsah, IL1 Schools
  24. Communications Schools in Aurora, IL1 Schools
  25. Communications Schools in Greenville, IL1 Schools
  26. Communications Schools in Lisle, IL1 Schools
  27. Communications Schools in Lebanon, IL1 Schools
  28. Communications Schools in Naperville, IL1 Schools
  29. Communications Schools in Quincy, IL1 Schools
  30. Communications Schools in Sugar Grove, IL1 Schools
  31. Communications Schools in Decatur, IL1 Schools
  32. Communications Schools in Deerfield, IL1 Schools
  33. Communications Schools in Carlinville, IL1 Schools
  34. Communications Schools in Lake Forest, IL1 Schools
  35. Communications Schools in Bourbonnais, IL1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Communications Employment

Illinois 20,490
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Illinois

17,010 23,010 24,390 21,360 20,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of communications professionals is growing in Illinois. In Illinois, 3,480 more communications professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has grown by 20% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for communications professionals which shows a 8% decrease in the number of communications professionals working around the nation.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$42,286 $38,716 $39,571 $39,916 $46,100
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of communications professionals is growing, the salaries earned by communications professionals are increasing. The mean salary for communications professionals in 2006 was $42,286 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,100 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$22,214
25th percentile
$29,234
50th percentile
$40,006
75th percentile
$56,084
90th percentile
$77,871

Thus, there was a 8% growth in communications professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Illinois state, within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid communications professionals earn 251% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Illinois

Advertising
$72,212
Business
$90,841
Communications
$46,100
Creative Writing
$61,090
Fashion Marketing
$71,470
Marketing
$81,027
Public Relations
$87,680
Visual Communications
$51,398

In Illinois, communications professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
2
bachelor
66
master
21
doctor
4
Certificate
4
Total97

The number of students graduating from the 49 accredited communications schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006, 2,069 students graduated from communications courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 2,616 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 26%. 68% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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