Public Health Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 19 accredited public health schools where public health faculty who teach public health classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public health in the state of Illinois, which encompasses public health training at the following levels:

  • Public Health Certificate
  • Associates degree in Public Health
  • Bachelors degree in Public Health
  • Masters degree in Public Health
  • PhD degree in Public Health


Schools

  1. Chicago State University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  7. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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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. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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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. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  17. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Waubonsee Community College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Public Health Employment

Illinois 15,961
National 484,220

Approximately 1% of the country's public health professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In Illinois

12,870 13,080 13,860 6,400 6,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of public health professionals is shrinking in Illinois. 6,760 less public health professionals were working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has shrunk by 53% in four years. This is faster than the trend for public health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public health professionals has grown by 19% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$54,240 $58,857 $61,383 $64,117 $66,140
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by public health professionals is increasing in Illinois. Public health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $54,240 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $66,140 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$34,747
25th percentile
$45,213
50th percentile
$60,670
75th percentile
$81,743
90th percentile
$103,367

This represents a 18% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of public health, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid public health professionals earning 197% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Illinois state.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in Illinois

Emergency Management
$42,250
Health Science
$64,610
Healthcare Administration
$94,760
Healthcare Management
$94,760
Political Science
$53,740
Public Administration
$88,022
Public Health
$66,140
Social Work
$49,515

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
7
master
17
doctor
4
Certificate
3
Total33

As the number of public health professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 19 accredited public health schools in Illinois state is increasing. In 2006 there were 527 public health graduates from public health courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 814 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 54%. 52% of these graduates received an master's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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