Physics Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 33 accredited physics schools where physics faculty who teach physics classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physics academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in physics training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Physics
  • Masters degree in Physics
  • PhD degree in Physics


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. Chicago State University

    9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598

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  4. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  7. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  8. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  9. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064

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  10. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  12. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  13. Illinois Wesleyan University

    1312 N Park St, Bloomington, Illinois 61702-2900

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  14. Illinois College

    1101 W College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2299

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  15. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

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

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Knox College

    2 E South St, Galesburg, Illinois 61401-9999

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  18. Lake Forest College

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

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  19. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  20. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  22. Monmouth College

    700 E Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois 61462-1998

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  23. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  24. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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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

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

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

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  28. Principia College

    1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, Illinois 62028-9799

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  29. Rush University

    600 S. Paulina St. STE 440, Chicago, Illinois 60612

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  30. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  31. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  32. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  33. Wheaton College in Wheaton

    501 College Ave, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Physics Employment

Illinois 2,930
National 16,860

Approximately 18% of the country's physics professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Illinois

0 1,870 3,050 2,260 2,930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physics is a growing field in Illinois. In Illinois, 2,930 more physics professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 100% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for physics professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% between 2006 and 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$96,070 $96,230 $116,430 $126,020 $130,880
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physics professionals is increasing in Illinois. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $96,070 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $130,880 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$80,430
25th percentile
$97,300
50th percentile
$119,200
75th percentile
$160,250
90th percentile
$201,300

Thus, there was a 27% growth in physics professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 150% pay differential between the highest paid physics professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of physics in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Illinois

Biochemistry
$69,047
Biology
$66,303
Chemistry
$53,248
Electrical Engineering
$70,250
Math
$85,915
Mechanical Engineering
$65,298
Physics
$130,880

In Illinois, physics professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
38
master
16
doctor
13
Certificate
0
Total67

As the number of physics professionals is increasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 33 accredited physics schools in Illinois state is also increasing. In Illinois, there were 427 graduates in 2006. And there were 436 graduates from physics courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 2%. A majority of these graduates, or 57%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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