Criminal Justice Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 90 accredited criminal justice schools where criminal justice faculty who teach criminal justice classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in criminal justice in the state of Illinois, which encompasses criminal justice training at the following levels:

  • Criminal Justice Certificate
  • Associates degree in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice
  • Masters degree in Criminal Justice
  • PhD degree in Criminal Justice


Schools

  1. Aurora University

    347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892

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  2. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899

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  3. Black Hawk College

    6600-34th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265-5899

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  4. Blackburn College

    700 College Ave, Carlinville, Illinois 62626

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  5. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  6. Carl Sandburg College

    2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, Illinois 61401

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  7. Chicago State University

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

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  8. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  9. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709

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  10. City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

    10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1696

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  11. City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

    1145 W Wilson Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60640-6063

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  12. City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

    7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60652-1299

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  13. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  14. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

    4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500

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  15. Danville Area Community College

    2000 E Main St, Danville, Illinois 61832-5118

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  16. College of DuPage

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

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  17. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  18. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  19. Eureka College

    300 E. College Ave., Eureka, Illinois 61530

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  20. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  21. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  22. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  24. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  25. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College

    305 N West Street, Olney, Illinois 62450

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  26. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

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  27. Argosy University-Chicago

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

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  28. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

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

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

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  30. John A Logan College

    700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500

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  31. John Wood Community College

    1301 S 48th Street, Quincy, Illinois 62305-8736

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  32. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  33. Judson University

    1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498

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  34. Kankakee Community College

    100 College Drive, Kankakee, Illinois 60901

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  35. Kaskaskia College

    27210 College Rd, Centralia, Illinois 62801

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  36. Kendall College

    900 N. North Branch St., Chicago, Illinois 60642

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  37. Kishwaukee College

    21193 Malta Rd, Malta, Illinois 60150-9699

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  38. College of Lake County

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

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  39. Lewis and Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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  40. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  41. Lincoln College

    300 Keokuk St, Lincoln, Illinois 62656

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  42. Lincoln Land Community College

    5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256

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  43. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  44. MacMurray College

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

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  45. McHenry County College

    8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761

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  46. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  47. Moraine Valley Community College

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

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  48. Morton College

    3801 S Central Ave, Cicero, Illinois 60804-4398

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  49. Northwestern College in Chicago

    4829 North Lipps Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60630

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  50. Northeastern Illinois University

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

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  51. Oakton Community College

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

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  52. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  53. Parkland College

    2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899

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  54. Prairie State College

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

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  55. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  56. Rend Lake College

    468 N Ken Gray Pky, Ina, Illinois 62846

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  57. Richland Community College

    One College Pk, Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512

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  58. Rock Valley College

    3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699

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  59. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  60. University of St Francis

    500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188

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  61. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  62. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  63. Sauk Valley Community College

    173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021

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  64. Shawnee Community College

    8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Illinois 62992

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  65. Southeastern Illinois College

    3575 College Road, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

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  66. Springfield College in Illinois

    1500 North Fifth Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702-2694

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  67. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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  68. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  69. Taylor Business Institute

    318 West Adams Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60606

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  70. South Suburban College

    15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200

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  71. Triton College

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

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  72. Waubonsee Community College

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

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  73. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  74. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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  75. ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect

    1401 Feehanville Road, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056-9823

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  76. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus

    7725 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois 60455

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  77. Heartland Community College

    1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761-9446

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  78. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll

    Frontier Drive, Fairfield, Illinois 62837

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  79. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College

    11220 State Hwy 1, Robinson, Illinois 62454

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  80. ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park

    11551 184th Place, Orland Park, Illinois 60467

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  81. Argosy University-Schaumburg

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

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  82. ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook

    800 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 100, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

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  83. University of Phoenix-Chicago Campus

    1500 McConnor Pkwy Ste 700, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4395

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  84. American InterContinental University-Online

    5550 Prairie Stone Pky-Ste 130, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192

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  85. Rasmussen College-Illinois

    6000 East State Street, Fourth Floor, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2513

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  86. Ellis University

    111 N Canal St Ste 380, Chicago, Illinois 60606

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Cities

  1. Criminal Justice Schools in Chicago, IL21 Schools
  2. Criminal Justice Schools in Springfield, IL3 Schools
  3. Criminal Justice Schools in Decatur, IL2 Schools
  4. Criminal Justice Schools in Elgin, IL2 Schools
  5. Criminal Justice Schools in Normal, IL2 Schools
  6. Criminal Justice Schools in Schaumburg, IL2 Schools
  7. Criminal Justice Schools in Quincy, IL2 Schools
  8. Criminal Justice Schools in Joliet, IL2 Schools
  9. Criminal Justice Schools in Rockford, IL2 Schools
  10. Criminal Justice Schools in Romeoville, IL1 Schools
  11. Criminal Justice Schools in Moline, IL1 Schools
  12. Criminal Justice Schools in Robinson, IL1 Schools
  13. Criminal Justice Schools in Bridgeview, IL1 Schools
  14. Criminal Justice Schools in Oglesby, IL1 Schools
  15. Criminal Justice Schools in Crystal Lake, IL1 Schools
  16. Criminal Justice Schools in Orland Park, IL1 Schools
  17. Criminal Justice Schools in Galesburg, IL1 Schools
  18. Criminal Justice Schools in Carlinville, IL1 Schools
  19. Criminal Justice Schools in Des Plaines, IL1 Schools
  20. Criminal Justice Schools in Palos Hills, IL1 Schools
  21. Criminal Justice Schools in Macomb, IL1 Schools
  22. Criminal Justice Schools in Jacksonville, IL1 Schools
  23. Criminal Justice Schools in Grayslake, IL1 Schools
  24. Criminal Justice Schools in South Holland, IL1 Schools
  25. Criminal Justice Schools in Eureka, IL1 Schools
  26. Criminal Justice Schools in Lincoln, IL1 Schools
  27. Criminal Justice Schools in Palatine, IL1 Schools
  28. Criminal Justice Schools in Aurora, IL1 Schools
  29. Criminal Justice Schools in Peoria, IL1 Schools
  30. Criminal Justice Schools in Mount Prospect, IL1 Schools
  31. Criminal Justice Schools in Woodridge, IL1 Schools
  32. Criminal Justice Schools in East Peoria, IL1 Schools
  33. Criminal Justice Schools in Ullin, IL1 Schools
  34. Criminal Justice Schools in Oak Brook, IL1 Schools
  35. Criminal Justice Schools in Centralia, IL1 Schools
  36. Criminal Justice Schools in Elmhurst, IL1 Schools
  37. Criminal Justice Schools in Lisle, IL1 Schools
  38. Criminal Justice Schools in Champaign, IL1 Schools
  39. Criminal Justice Schools in Fairfield, IL1 Schools
  40. Criminal Justice Schools in Glen Ellyn, IL1 Schools
  41. Criminal Justice Schools in Sugar Grove, IL1 Schools
  42. Criminal Justice Schools in Danville, IL1 Schools
  43. Criminal Justice Schools in Ina, IL1 Schools
  44. Criminal Justice Schools in Malta, IL1 Schools
  45. Criminal Justice Schools in Edwardsville, IL1 Schools
  46. Criminal Justice Schools in Carbondale, IL1 Schools
  47. Criminal Justice Schools in Cicero, IL1 Schools
  48. Criminal Justice Schools in Godfrey, IL1 Schools
  49. Criminal Justice Schools in Carterville, IL1 Schools
  50. Criminal Justice Schools in River Grove, IL1 Schools
  51. Criminal Justice Schools in Kankakee, IL1 Schools
  52. Criminal Justice Schools in Belleville, IL1 Schools
  53. Criminal Justice Schools in Harrisburg, IL1 Schools
  54. Criminal Justice Schools in Calumet City, IL1 Schools
  55. Criminal Justice Schools in Bourbonnais, IL1 Schools
  56. Criminal Justice Schools in Greenville, IL1 Schools
  57. Criminal Justice Schools in Chicago Heights, IL1 Schools
  58. Criminal Justice Schools in Dixon, IL1 Schools
  59. Criminal Justice Schools in Olney, IL1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Criminal Justice Employment

Illinois 74,910
National 1,897,220

Approximately 4% of the country's criminal justice professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Criminal justice professionals In Illinois

74,900 79,260 75,360 73,040 73,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of criminal justice professionals is shrinking in Illinois. There were 1,650 less criminal justice professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of criminal justice professionals has shrunk by 2%. This decline is slower than the national trend for criminal justice professionals which shows a 2% increase in the number of criminal justice professionals working around the nation.

Criminal Justice VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$43,857 $40,865 $48,540 $50,930 $44,259
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to criminal justice professionals are growing in Illinois. Criminal justice professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $43,857 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $44,259 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$29,606
25th percentile
$35,019
50th percentile
$42,554
75th percentile
$51,987
90th percentile
$63,507

Thus, there was a 1% growth in criminal justice professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Illinois state, within the field of criminal justice, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid criminal justice professionals earn 115% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in Illinois

Criminal Justice
$44,558
Criminology
$71,697
Forensic Science
$72,990
Homeland Security
$42,660
Paralegal
$48,230

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

Educational Trends

Criminal Justice programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
58
bachelor
41
master
11
doctor
1
Certificate
51
Total162

The number of students graduating from the 90 accredited criminal justice schools in Illinois is decreasing. In 2006, 6,020 students graduated from criminal justice courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 3,305 students graduated.

This represents a 45% decrease in the number of criminal justice degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. A majority of these graduates, or 36%, graduated with a associate's degree in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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