Political Science Schools In Illinois

There are 46 accredited political science schools in Illinois for faculty who teach political science classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in political science in the state of Illinois, which encompasses political science training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


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. Blackburn College

    700 College Ave, Carlinville, Illinois 62626

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  4. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  5. Chicago State University

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

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  6. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  7. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  8. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  10. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  11. Eureka College

    300 E. College Ave., Eureka, Illinois 61530

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  12. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  13. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  15. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  16. Illinois Wesleyan University

    1312 N Park St, Bloomington, Illinois 61702-2900

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  17. Illinois College

    1101 W College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2299

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  18. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

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

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

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

    2 E South St, Galesburg, Illinois 61401-9999

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  21. Lake Forest College

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

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  22. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  23. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  24. McKendree University

    701 College Rd, Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291

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  25. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  26. Monmouth College

    700 E Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois 61462-1998

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  27. National-Louis University

    122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  28. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  29. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  30. Northern Illinois University

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

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  31. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

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

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

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  33. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  34. Principia College

    1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, Illinois 62028-9799

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  35. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  36. Rockford College

    5050 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2311

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  37. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  38. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  39. University of St Francis

    500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188

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  40. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  41. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  42. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  44. Trinity Christian College

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

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  45. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  46. Wheaton College in Wheaton

    501 College Ave, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593

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Cities

  1. Political Science Schools in Chicago, IL11 Schools
  2. Political Science Schools in River Forest, IL2 Schools
  3. Political Science Schools in Dekalb, IL1 Schools
  4. Political Science Schools in Macomb, IL1 Schools
  5. Political Science Schools in Carbondale, IL1 Schools
  6. Political Science Schools in Elmhurst, IL1 Schools
  7. Political Science Schools in Monmouth, IL1 Schools
  8. Political Science Schools in Wheaton, IL1 Schools
  9. Political Science Schools in Eureka, IL1 Schools
  10. Political Science Schools in Evanston, IL1 Schools
  11. Political Science Schools in Peoria, IL1 Schools
  12. Political Science Schools in Bloomington, IL1 Schools
  13. Political Science Schools in Joliet, IL1 Schools
  14. Political Science Schools in Normal, IL1 Schools
  15. Political Science Schools in Romeoville, IL1 Schools
  16. Political Science Schools in Champaign, IL1 Schools
  17. Political Science Schools in Palos Heights, IL1 Schools
  18. Political Science Schools in Charleston, IL1 Schools
  19. Political Science Schools in Aurora, IL1 Schools
  20. Political Science Schools in Edwardsville, IL1 Schools
  21. Political Science Schools in Lisle, IL1 Schools
  22. Political Science Schools in Elsah, IL1 Schools
  23. Political Science Schools in Naperville, IL1 Schools
  24. Political Science Schools in Lebanon, IL1 Schools
  25. Political Science Schools in Quincy, IL1 Schools
  26. Political Science Schools in Bourbonnais, IL1 Schools
  27. Political Science Schools in Decatur, IL1 Schools
  28. Political Science Schools in Rockford, IL1 Schools
  29. Political Science Schools in Carlinville, IL1 Schools
  30. Political Science Schools in Rock Island, IL1 Schools
  31. Political Science Schools in Jacksonville, IL1 Schools
  32. Political Science Schools in Lake Forest, IL1 Schools
  33. Political Science Schools in Galesburg, IL1 Schools
  34. Political Science Schools in Springfield, IL1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Political Science Employment

Illinois 690
National 20,400

Of all of the political science professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In Illinois

760 670 470 650 690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Political Science is a shrinking field in Illinois. In Illinois, 70 less political science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of political science has shrunk by 9% in Illinois. This decline is slower than the national trend for political science professionals which shows a 14% increase in the number of political science professionals working around the nation.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$69,670 $58,695 $73,130 $54,285 $53,740
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of political science professionals is declining, the salaries earned by political science professionals are decreasing. In 2006 political science professionals made a mean salary of $69,670 per year, and in 2010 they made $53,740 per year.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$26,625
25th percentile
$34,330
50th percentile
$48,555
75th percentile
$69,690
90th percentile
$87,065

This represents a 30% decline in salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Illinois state, within the field of political science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid political science professionals earn 227% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Illinois

Communications
$46,100
International Business
$88,607
Political Science
$53,740
Public Administration
$88,022

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

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
0
bachelor
45
master
14
doctor
7
Certificate
0
Total66

As the number of political science professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 46 accredited political science schools in Illinois state is increasing. In 2006, 1,699 students graduated from political science courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 1,811 students graduated.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of political science school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois. A majority of these graduates, or 68%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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