Counseling Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 58 accredited counseling schools where counseling faculty who teach counseling classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the counseling academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in counseling training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Adler School of Professional Psychology

    65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2100, Chicago, Illinois 60601-7298

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  2. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  3. Catholic Theological Union at Chicago

    5416 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60615-5698

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  4. Chicago State University

    9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598

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  5. Chicago Theological Seminary

    5757 S. University Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  6. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  7. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709

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  8. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  9. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

    4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500

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  10. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  11. Danville Area Community College

    2000 E Main St, Danville, Illinois 61832-5118

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  12. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  14. Eastern Illinois University

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  15. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  16. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

    2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60201-3298

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  17. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  18. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  19. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064

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  20. Benedictine University

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  21. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  22. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. Argosy University-Chicago

    225 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 1300, Chicago, Illinois 60601

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  24. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  25. Illinois Valley Community College

    815 N Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, Illinois 61348-9692

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  26. College of Lake County

    19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198

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  27. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  28. Lincoln Christian University

    100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, Illinois 62656-2111

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  29. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  30. Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

    1100 E 55th St, Chicago, Illinois 60615-5199

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  31. MacMurray College

    447 E. College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2590

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  32. McCormick Theological Seminary

    5460 S. University, Chicago, Illinois 60615

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  33. McKendree University

    701 College Rd, Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291

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  34. Meadville Lombard Theological School

    5701 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  35. Moody Bible Institute

    820 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3284

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  36. Moraine Valley Community College

    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465-0937

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  37. National-Louis University

    122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  38. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  39. Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

    660 E Butterfield Rd, Lombard, Illinois 60148-5698

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  40. Northern Illinois University

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

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  41. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

    12 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  42. Northeastern Illinois University

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

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  43. Oakton Community College

    1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268

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  44. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  45. Rock Valley College

    3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699

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  46. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  47. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  48. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  49. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  50. Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

    2122 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201-2976

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  51. Shawnee Community College

    8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Illinois 62992

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  52. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  53. Trinity International University in Deerfield

    2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, Illinois 60015-1283

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  54. Triton College

    2000 5th Ave, River Grove, Illinois 60171-1995

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  55. Waubonsee Community College

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

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  56. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  57. Christian Life College

    400 E Gregory St, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056-2522

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  58. Argosy University-Schaumburg

    999 North Plaza Dr., Suite 111, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-5403

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Cities

  1. Counseling Schools in Chicago, IL21 Schools
  2. Counseling Schools in Evanston, IL3 Schools
  3. Counseling Schools in River Forest, IL2 Schools
  4. Counseling Schools in Dekalb, IL1 Schools
  5. Counseling Schools in Macomb, IL1 Schools
  6. Counseling Schools in Elgin, IL1 Schools
  7. Counseling Schools in Peoria, IL1 Schools
  8. Counseling Schools in Glen Ellyn, IL1 Schools
  9. Counseling Schools in East Peoria, IL1 Schools
  10. Counseling Schools in Lombard, IL1 Schools
  11. Counseling Schools in Normal, IL1 Schools
  12. Counseling Schools in Schaumburg, IL1 Schools
  13. Counseling Schools in Danville, IL1 Schools
  14. Counseling Schools in River Grove, IL1 Schools
  15. Counseling Schools in Charleston, IL1 Schools
  16. Counseling Schools in Greenville, IL1 Schools
  17. Counseling Schools in Lebanon, IL1 Schools
  18. Counseling Schools in Romeoville, IL1 Schools
  19. Counseling Schools in Jacksonville, IL1 Schools
  20. Counseling Schools in Palos Hills, IL1 Schools
  21. Counseling Schools in Lincoln, IL1 Schools
  22. Counseling Schools in Lisle, IL1 Schools
  23. Counseling Schools in Springfield, IL1 Schools
  24. Counseling Schools in Deerfield, IL1 Schools
  25. Counseling Schools in Sugar Grove, IL1 Schools
  26. Counseling Schools in Ullin, IL1 Schools
  27. Counseling Schools in Des Plaines, IL1 Schools
  28. Counseling Schools in Carbondale, IL1 Schools
  29. Counseling Schools in Grayslake, IL1 Schools
  30. Counseling Schools in Bourbonnais, IL1 Schools
  31. Counseling Schools in Mount Prospect, IL1 Schools
  32. Counseling Schools in Rockford, IL1 Schools
  33. Counseling Schools in North Chicago, IL1 Schools
  34. Counseling Schools in Oglesby, IL1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Counseling Employment

Illinois 30,820
National 653,240

Of all of the counseling professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In Illinois

25,690 26,280 28,370 29,200 24,880
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, counseling is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 810 less counseling professionals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has shrunk by 3% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for counseling professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of counseling professionals working around the nation.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$43,280 $46,772 $49,723 $50,190 $50,408
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by counseling professionals is increasing in Illinois. Counseling professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $43,280 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $50,408 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$26,568
25th percentile
$33,780
50th percentile
$44,958
75th percentile
$62,026
90th percentile
$83,580

Thus, there was a 14% growth in counseling professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Illinois state, within the field of counseling, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid counseling professionals earn 215% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Illinois

Christian Counseling
$48,082
Clinical Psychology
$61,968
Counseling
$49,662
Forensic Psychology
$81,255
Organizational Psychology
$65,110
School Psychology
$71,730
Sociology
$63,925
Sports Psychology
$71,730

In Illinois, counseling professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
12
bachelor
11
master
49
doctor
14
Certificate
31
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The number of students graduating from the 58 accredited counseling schools in Illinois is increasing. In Illinois, there were 1,334 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,710 graduates from counseling courses in 2010.

This represents a 28% increase in the number of counseling degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. 42% of these graduates received a master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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