Liberal Arts Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 104 accredited liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty who teach liberal arts classes can find employment. The trends in Illinois' liberal arts academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in liberal arts includes liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Schools

  1. Augustana College in Rock Island

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

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  2. Aurora University

    347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892

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  3. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899

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  4. Black Hawk College

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

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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. Chicago Theological Seminary

    5757 S. University Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  9. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  10. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709

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  11. City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

    1900 W Van Buren, Chicago, Illinois 60612-3197

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  12. City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

    10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1696

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  13. City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

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

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  14. City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

    7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60652-1299

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  15. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  16. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

    4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500

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  17. Columbia College Chicago

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

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  18. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  19. Danville Area Community College

    2000 E Main St, Danville, Illinois 61832-5118

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  20. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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  21. College of DuPage

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

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  22. East-West University

    816 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605

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  23. Eastern Illinois University

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  24. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  25. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  26. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

    2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60201-3298

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  27. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  28. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  29. Highland Community College in Freeport

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

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  30. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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  31. Benedictine University

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  32. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  33. Illinois Wesleyan University

    1312 N Park St, Bloomington, Illinois 61702-2900

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  34. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  35. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College

    305 N West Street, Olney, Illinois 62450

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  36. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

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  37. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

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

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

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  39. John A Logan College

    700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500

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  40. John Wood Community College

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

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  41. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  42. Kankakee Community College

    100 College Drive, Kankakee, Illinois 60901

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  43. Kaskaskia College

    27210 College Rd, Centralia, Illinois 62801

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  44. Kishwaukee College

    21193 Malta Rd, Malta, Illinois 60150-9699

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  45. Knox College

    2 E South St, Galesburg, Illinois 61401-9999

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  46. College of Lake County

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

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  47. Lake Forest College

    555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045-2399

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  48. Lake Land College

    5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

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  49. Lewis and Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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  50. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  51. Lincoln Christian University

    100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, Illinois 62656-2111

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  52. Lincoln College

    300 Keokuk St, Lincoln, Illinois 62656

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  53. Lincoln Land Community College

    5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256

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  54. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  55. MacMurray College

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

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  56. McHenry County College

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

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  57. McKendree University

    701 College Rd, Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291

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  58. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  59. Monmouth College

    700 E Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois 61462-1998

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  60. Moraine Valley Community College

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

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  61. Morton College

    3801 S Central Ave, Cicero, Illinois 60804-4398

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  62. National-Louis University

    122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  63. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  64. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  65. Northern Illinois University

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

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  66. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

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

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

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  68. Oakton Community College

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

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  69. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  70. Parkland College

    2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899

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  71. Prairie State College

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

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  72. Principia College

    1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, Illinois 62028-9799

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  73. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  74. Rend Lake College

    468 N Ken Gray Pky, Ina, Illinois 62846

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  75. Richland Community College

    One College Pk, Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512

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  76. Rock Valley College

    3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699

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  77. Rockford College

    5050 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2311

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  78. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  79. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  80. University of St Francis

    500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188

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  81. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  82. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  83. Sauk Valley Community College

    173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021

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  84. Shawnee Community College

    8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Illinois 62992

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  85. Shimer College

    3424 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616

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  86. Saint Augustine College

    1333-45 W Argyle, Chicago, Illinois 60640-3593

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  87. Southeastern Illinois College

    3575 College Road, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

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  88. Spoon River College

    23235 North County 22, Canton, Illinois 61520-8622

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  89. Springfield College in Illinois

    1500 North Fifth Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702-2694

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  90. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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  91. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  92. South Suburban College

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

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  93. Trinity Christian College

    6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463-0929

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  94. Trinity International University in Deerfield

    2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, Illinois 60015-1283

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  95. Triton College

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

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  96. Waubonsee Community College

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

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  97. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  98. Wheaton College in Wheaton

    501 College Ave, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593

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  99. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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  100. Heartland Community College

    1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761-9446

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  101. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll

    Frontier Drive, Fairfield, Illinois 62837

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  102. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College

    11220 State Hwy 1, Robinson, Illinois 62454

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  103. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College

    2200 College Drive, Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863

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Cities

  1. Liberal Arts Schools in Chicago, IL23 Schools
  2. Liberal Arts Schools in Springfield, IL3 Schools
  3. Liberal Arts Schools in Normal, IL2 Schools
  4. Liberal Arts Schools in Lincoln, IL2 Schools
  5. Liberal Arts Schools in Champaign, IL2 Schools
  6. Liberal Arts Schools in Evanston, IL2 Schools
  7. Liberal Arts Schools in River Forest, IL2 Schools
  8. Liberal Arts Schools in Rockford, IL2 Schools
  9. Liberal Arts Schools in Joliet, IL2 Schools
  10. Liberal Arts Schools in Galesburg, IL2 Schools
  11. Liberal Arts Schools in Quincy, IL2 Schools
  12. Liberal Arts Schools in Peoria, IL2 Schools
  13. Liberal Arts Schools in Decatur, IL2 Schools
  14. Liberal Arts Schools in Glen Ellyn, IL1 Schools
  15. Liberal Arts Schools in Bloomington, IL1 Schools
  16. Liberal Arts Schools in Jacksonville, IL1 Schools
  17. Liberal Arts Schools in Malta, IL1 Schools
  18. Liberal Arts Schools in Cicero, IL1 Schools
  19. Liberal Arts Schools in River Grove, IL1 Schools
  20. Liberal Arts Schools in Kankakee, IL1 Schools
  21. Liberal Arts Schools in Wheaton, IL1 Schools
  22. Liberal Arts Schools in Bourbonnais, IL1 Schools
  23. Liberal Arts Schools in Danville, IL1 Schools
  24. Liberal Arts Schools in Ullin, IL1 Schools
  25. Liberal Arts Schools in Dixon, IL1 Schools
  26. Liberal Arts Schools in Charleston, IL1 Schools
  27. Liberal Arts Schools in Centralia, IL1 Schools
  28. Liberal Arts Schools in Freeport, IL1 Schools
  29. Liberal Arts Schools in Mattoon, IL1 Schools
  30. Liberal Arts Schools in Fairfield, IL1 Schools
  31. Liberal Arts Schools in Chicago Heights, IL1 Schools
  32. Liberal Arts Schools in Edwardsville, IL1 Schools
  33. Liberal Arts Schools in Ina, IL1 Schools
  34. Liberal Arts Schools in Crystal Lake, IL1 Schools
  35. Liberal Arts Schools in Rock Island, IL1 Schools
  36. Liberal Arts Schools in Elsah, IL1 Schools
  37. Liberal Arts Schools in Mount Carmel, IL1 Schools
  38. Liberal Arts Schools in Deerfield, IL1 Schools
  39. Liberal Arts Schools in Romeoville, IL1 Schools
  40. Liberal Arts Schools in Moline, IL1 Schools
  41. Liberal Arts Schools in Godfrey, IL1 Schools
  42. Liberal Arts Schools in Carbondale, IL1 Schools
  43. Liberal Arts Schools in Des Plaines, IL1 Schools
  44. Liberal Arts Schools in Palos Heights, IL1 Schools
  45. Liberal Arts Schools in Oglesby, IL1 Schools
  46. Liberal Arts Schools in Belleville, IL1 Schools
  47. Liberal Arts Schools in Carterville, IL1 Schools
  48. Liberal Arts Schools in Grayslake, IL1 Schools
  49. Liberal Arts Schools in Palos Hills, IL1 Schools
  50. Liberal Arts Schools in Greenville, IL1 Schools
  51. Liberal Arts Schools in Harrisburg, IL1 Schools
  52. Liberal Arts Schools in Palatine, IL1 Schools
  53. Liberal Arts Schools in South Holland, IL1 Schools
  54. Liberal Arts Schools in Macomb, IL1 Schools
  55. Liberal Arts Schools in Lebanon, IL1 Schools
  56. Liberal Arts Schools in Lake Forest, IL1 Schools
  57. Liberal Arts Schools in Aurora, IL1 Schools
  58. Liberal Arts Schools in Monmouth, IL1 Schools
  59. Liberal Arts Schools in Dekalb, IL1 Schools
  60. Liberal Arts Schools in Lisle, IL1 Schools
  61. Liberal Arts Schools in Canton, IL1 Schools
  62. Liberal Arts Schools in Olney, IL1 Schools
  63. Liberal Arts Schools in Elgin, IL1 Schools
  64. Liberal Arts Schools in Naperville, IL1 Schools
  65. Liberal Arts Schools in Robinson, IL1 Schools
  66. Liberal Arts Schools in Elmhurst, IL1 Schools
  67. Liberal Arts Schools in Sugar Grove, IL1 Schools
  68. Liberal Arts Schools in East Peoria, IL1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Illinois 2,620
National 69,880

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

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Illinois

2,910 2,540 2,130 2,010 2,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, the field of liberal arts is shrinking. There were 290 less liberal arts professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 10% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the national trend for liberal arts professionals which shows a 18% increase in the number of liberal arts professionals working around the nation.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$53,150 $51,880 $61,770 $63,590 $60,140
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of liberal arts professionals is declining, the salaries earned by liberal arts professionals are increasing. Liberal arts professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $53,150 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $60,140 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$24,200
25th percentile
$34,010
50th percentile
$46,670
75th percentile
$67,350
90th percentile
$97,170

This represents a 12% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of liberal arts, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid liberal arts professionals earning 302% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Illinois state.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Illinois

English
$55,400
History
$55,015
Liberal Arts
$60,140
Math
$85,915
Music
$24,525

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

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
92
bachelor
100
master
21
doctor
10
Certificate
2
Total225

As the number of liberal arts professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 104 accredited liberal arts schools in Illinois state is increasing. In 2006, 14,137 students graduated from liberal arts courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 14,621 students graduated.

This represents a 3% increase in the number of liberal arts degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. Most of these graduates, or 44%, earned an bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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