Public Administration Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 21 accredited public administration schools where public administration faculty who teach public administration classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public administration in the state of Illinois, which encompasses public administration training at the following levels:

  • Public Administration Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Public Administration
  • Masters degree in Public Administration
  • PhD degree in Public Administration


Schools

  1. Augustana College in Rock Island

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

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  2. Blackburn College

    700 College Ave, Carlinville, Illinois 62626

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  3. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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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. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  7. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

    150 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  9. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

    111 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. National-Louis University

    122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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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. Northeastern Illinois University

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

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  16. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  17. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  18. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  19. Spertus College

    610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605

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  20. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Public Administration Employment

Illinois 24,740
National 391,290

Of all of the public administration professionals in the country, nearly 6% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In Illinois

18,340 22,250 22,500 25,050 24,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, public administration is a growing field. There were 6,400 more public administration professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has grown by 35% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for public administration professionals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of public administration professionals working around the nation.

Public Administration VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$80,648 $84,145 $88,875 $89,040 $88,022
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of public administration professionals is growing, the salaries paid to public administration professionals are increasing in Illinois. Public administration professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $80,648 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $88,022 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$41,398
25th percentile
$57,595
50th percentile
$79,312
75th percentile
$101,029
90th percentile
$122,746

Thus, there was a 8% growth in public administration 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 public administration. The pay differential between the highest paid public administration professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 102%

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in Illinois

Business Administration
$86,937
Business Management
$98,601
Criminal Justice
$44,558
Political Science
$53,740
Public Administration
$88,022
Social Work
$49,515
Sociology
$63,925

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

Educational Trends

Public Administration programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
0
bachelor
10
master
21
doctor
2
Certificate
2
Total35

As the number of public administration professionals is increasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 21 accredited public administration schools in Illinois state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 738 public administration graduates from public administration courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 807 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of public administration school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 9%. 60% of these graduates received a master's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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