Gerontology Schools In Illinois

In Illinois, there are 9 accredited schools where gerontology classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Illinois' gerontology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in gerontology includes gerontology training at the following levels:

  • Gerontology Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Gerontology
  • Masters degree in Gerontology


  1. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  2. Eastern Illinois University

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  3. Lewis and Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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  4. National-Louis University

    122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  5. Northeastern Illinois University

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

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  6. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  7. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  8. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Gerontology Employment

Illinois 143,941
National 3,420,460

Of all of the gerontology professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Gerontology professionals In Illinois

125,730 125,650 128,770 129,310 134,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, gerontology is a growing field. 8,360 more gerontology professionals were working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of gerontology professionals has grown by 7%. This growth is slower than the change in the number of gerontology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of gerontology professionals has grown by 10% from 2006 to 2010.

Gerontology VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$57,288 $63,746 $65,785 $72,640 $73,786
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Gerontology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of gerontology professionals is growing, the salaries earned by gerontology professionals are increasing. The mean salary for gerontology professionals in 2006 was $57,288 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $73,786 per year.

Salary percentiles for Gerontology professionals in Illinois

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Thus, gerontology professionals' salaries grew by 22% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of gerontology, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid gerontology professionals earning 182% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Illinois state.

Average Salaries for Gerontology professionals and related professions in Illinois


In Illinois, gerontology professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited gerontology schools in Illinois is decreasing. In 2006, 28 students graduated from gerontology courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 23 students graduated.

Thus there was a 18% percent decrease in the number of gerontology school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with a master's degree in gerontology.

Gerontology Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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