Engineering Schools In Illinois

In Illinois, there are 43 accredited schools where engineering classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in engineering in the state of Illinois, which encompasses engineering training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Augustana College in Rock Island

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

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  2. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  3. City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

    7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60652-1299

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  4. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  5. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

    4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500

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  6. Danville Area Community College

    2000 E Main St, Danville, Illinois 61832-5118

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  7. College of DuPage

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

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  8. Eastern Illinois University

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  9. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  10. Highland Community College in Freeport

    2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, Illinois 61032-9341

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  11. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  13. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  14. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  15. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

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  16. Illinois Valley Community College

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

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  17. John A Logan College

    700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500

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  18. Kankakee Community College

    100 College Drive, Kankakee, Illinois 60901

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  19. Kishwaukee College

    21193 Malta Rd, Malta, Illinois 60150-9699

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  20. College of Lake County

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

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  21. Lake Land College

    5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

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  22. Lewis and Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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  23. Lincoln Land Community College

    5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256

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  24. Morrison Institute of Technology

    701 Portland Ave, Morrison, Illinois 61270-2959

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  25. Northern Illinois University

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

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

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

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  27. Oakton Community College

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

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  28. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  29. Parkland College

    2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899

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  30. Principia College

    1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, Illinois 62028-9799

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  31. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  32. Rend Lake College

    468 N Ken Gray Pky, Ina, Illinois 62846

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  33. Richland Community College

    One College Pk, Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512

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  34. Rock Valley College

    3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699

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  35. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  36. Sauk Valley Community College

    173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021

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  37. Springfield College in Illinois

    1500 North Fifth Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702-2694

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  38. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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  39. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  40. Waubonsee Community College

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

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  41. Wheaton College in Wheaton

    501 College Ave, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593

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  42. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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  43. Heartland Community College

    1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761-9446

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Cities

  1. Engineering Schools in Chicago, IL6 Schools
  2. Engineering Schools in Springfield, IL2 Schools
  3. Engineering Schools in Champaign, IL2 Schools
  4. Engineering Schools in Freeport, IL1 Schools
  5. Engineering Schools in Decatur, IL1 Schools
  6. Engineering Schools in Des Plaines, IL1 Schools
  7. Engineering Schools in Rockford, IL1 Schools
  8. Engineering Schools in Grayslake, IL1 Schools
  9. Engineering Schools in Rock Island, IL1 Schools
  10. Engineering Schools in Ina, IL1 Schools
  11. Engineering Schools in Palatine, IL1 Schools
  12. Engineering Schools in Morrison, IL1 Schools
  13. Engineering Schools in Carbondale, IL1 Schools
  14. Engineering Schools in Dekalb, IL1 Schools
  15. Engineering Schools in Oglesby, IL1 Schools
  16. Engineering Schools in Carterville, IL1 Schools
  17. Engineering Schools in Elgin, IL1 Schools
  18. Engineering Schools in Peoria, IL1 Schools
  19. Engineering Schools in Glen Ellyn, IL1 Schools
  20. Engineering Schools in East Peoria, IL1 Schools
  21. Engineering Schools in Malta, IL1 Schools
  22. Engineering Schools in Normal, IL1 Schools
  23. Engineering Schools in Wheaton, IL1 Schools
  24. Engineering Schools in Evanston, IL1 Schools
  25. Engineering Schools in Danville, IL1 Schools
  26. Engineering Schools in Lisle, IL1 Schools
  27. Engineering Schools in Charleston, IL1 Schools
  28. Engineering Schools in Sugar Grove, IL1 Schools
  29. Engineering Schools in Mattoon, IL1 Schools
  30. Engineering Schools in Edwardsville, IL1 Schools
  31. Engineering Schools in Kankakee, IL1 Schools
  32. Engineering Schools in Elsah, IL1 Schools
  33. Engineering Schools in Bourbonnais, IL1 Schools
  34. Engineering Schools in Godfrey, IL1 Schools
  35. Engineering Schools in Dixon, IL1 Schools
  36. Engineering Schools in Quincy, IL1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Engineering Employment

Illinois 54,440
National 1,704,460

Of all of the engineering professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Engineering professionals In Illinois

64,800 67,250 67,660 67,630 39,680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, the field of engineering is shrinking. In 2010 there were 25,120 less engineering professionals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of engineering has shrunk by 39% in Illinois. This decline is faster than the national trend for engineering professionals which shows a 23% decrease in the number of engineering professionals working around the nation.

Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$66,484 $68,201 $65,738 $65,549 $71,942
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by engineering professionals is increasing in Illinois. In 2006 engineering professionals made a mean salary of $66,484 per year, and in 2010 they made $71,942 per year.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$39,132
25th percentile
$51,561
50th percentile
$69,043
75th percentile
$86,166
90th percentile
$96,911

This represents a 8% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Illinois state, within the field of engineering, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid engineering professionals earn 148% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Illinois

Biomedical Engineering
$81,230
Civil Engineering
$60,400
Computer Engineering
$91,873
Electrical Engineering
$70,250
Engineering
$73,108
Mechanical Engineering
$65,298
Software Engineering
$81,945

Engineering professionals in Illinois earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
27
bachelor
76
master
65
doctor
33
Certificate
1
Total202

The number of students graduating from the 43 accredited engineering schools in Illinois is decreasing. In 2006 there were 5,882 engineering graduates from engineering courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 3,528 graduates.

This represents a 40% decrease in the number of engineering degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. A majority of these graduates, or 38%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in engineering.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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