Journalism Schools In Illinois

There are 21 accredited journalism schools in Illinois for faculty who teach journalism classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the journalism academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in journalism training at the following levels:

  • Journalism Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Journalism
  • Masters degree in Journalism
  • PhD degree in Journalism


Schools

  1. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    36 S Wabash, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  2. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  3. Columbia College Chicago

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

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  4. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  6. Benedictine University

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  7. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  8. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

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

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  11. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  13. Northern Illinois University

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

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

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

    12 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  16. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  17. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  18. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  19. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  21. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Journalism Employment

Illinois 5,140
National 105,350

Approximately 5% of the country's journalism professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Illinois

4,980 5,110 5,330 4,990 5,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of journalism professionals is growing in Illinois. There were 160 more journalism professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has grown by 3% in four years. This is slower than the trend for journalism professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$48,647 $54,380 $55,607 $55,713 $57,463
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of journalism professionals is growing, the salaries earned by journalism professionals are increasing. Journalism professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $48,647 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $57,463 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$23,230
25th percentile
$33,263
50th percentile
$45,537
75th percentile
$73,600
90th percentile
$110,090

Thus, there was a 15% growth in journalism professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Illinois, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of journalism. The pay differential between the highest paid journalism professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 374%

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Illinois

Communications
$46,100
Creative Writing
$61,090
Journalism
$57,463

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
22
master
9
doctor
1
Certificate
1
Total33

As the number of journalism professionals is increasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 21 accredited journalism schools in Illinois state is also increasing. In Illinois, there were 1,017 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,108 graduates from journalism courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 9%. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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