Ministry Schools In Illinois

In Illinois, there are 18 accredited schools where ministry classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of ministry and ministry training in Illinois, which includes ministry training at the following levels:

  • Ministry Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Ministry
  • Masters degree in Ministry
  • PhD degree in Ministry


Schools

  1. Catholic Theological Union at Chicago

    5416 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60615-5698

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  2. Chicago Theological Seminary

    5757 S. University Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  3. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  4. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

    2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60201-3298

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  5. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  6. Judson University

    1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498

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  7. Lincoln Christian University

    100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, Illinois 62656-2111

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  8. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  9. Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

    1100 E 55th St, Chicago, Illinois 60615-5199

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  10. McCormick Theological Seminary

    5460 S. University, Chicago, Illinois 60615

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  11. Meadville Lombard Theological School

    5701 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  12. Moody Bible Institute

    820 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3284

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  13. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  14. Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

    660 E Butterfield Rd, Lombard, Illinois 60148-5698

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  15. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  16. Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

    2122 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201-2976

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  17. Trinity International University in Deerfield

    2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, Illinois 60015-1283

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  18. Urbana Theological Seminary

    314 E Daniel St, Champaign, Illinois 61820

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Ministry Employment

Illinois 2,670
National 59,660

Of all of the ministry professionals that work in the US, approximately 5% work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In Illinois

2,430 2,460 2,440 2,340 2,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, the field of ministry is growing. In Illinois, 240 more ministry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of ministry professionals has grown by 10%. This growth is slower than the national trend for ministry professionals which shows a 13% increase in the number of ministry professionals working around the nation.

Ministry VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$37,095 $38,025 $38,760 $39,985 $38,945
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Ministry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to ministry professionals are growing in Illinois. In 2006 ministry professionals made a mean salary of $37,095 per year, and in 2010 they made $38,945 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$19,870
25th percentile
$24,915
50th percentile
$38,355
75th percentile
$48,720
90th percentile
$59,940

This represents a 5% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Illinois state, within the field of ministry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid ministry professionals earn 202% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in Illinois

Christian Counseling
$48,082
Ministry
$38,945
Theology
$49,830

Ministry professionals in Illinois earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
7
master
17
doctor
1
Certificate
2
Total27

As the number of ministry professionals is increasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 18 accredited ministry schools in Illinois state is also increasing. In Illinois, there were 361 graduates in 2006. And there were 473 graduates from ministry courses in 2010.

This represents a 31% increase in the number of ministry degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. Most of these graduates, or 63%, earned a master's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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