Public Relations Schools In Illinois

There are 13 accredited public relations schools in Illinois for faculty who teach public relations classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the public relations academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in public relations training at the following levels:

  • Public Relations Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Public Relations
  • Masters degree in Public Relations


Schools

  1. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  2. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  4. Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 S Federal St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

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  5. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  7. Monmouth College

    700 E Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois 61462-1998

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  8. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  9. Oakton Community College

    1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268

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  10. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago

    350 N Orleans St, Chicago, Illinois 60654-1593

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  11. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  12. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  13. The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

    1000 Plaza Drive Ste. 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4913

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Illinois 2,660
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Illinois

1,860 1,790 2,040 2,300 2,660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, the field of public relations is growing. In 2010 there were 800 more public relations professionals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has grown by 43% in four years. This is faster than the trend for public relations professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 21% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$90,450 $88,690 $90,000 $80,820 $87,680
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of public relations professionals is growing, the salaries earned by public relations professionals are decreasing. In 2006 public relations professionals made a mean salary of $90,450 per year, and in 2010 they made $87,680 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$40,840
25th percentile
$57,270
50th percentile
$79,390
75th percentile
$106,750
90th percentile
$145,690

Thus, there was a 3% decline in public relations professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Illinois state, within the field of public relations, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public relations professionals earn 257% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Illinois

Advertising
$72,212
Business Administration
$86,937
Business Management
$98,601
Communications
$46,100
Fashion Marketing
$71,470
Marketing
$81,027
Political Science
$53,740
Public Relations
$87,680

In Illinois, public relations professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
13
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total16

The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited public relations schools in Illinois is increasing. In Illinois, there were 388 graduates in 2006. And there were 415 graduates from public relations courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois. Most of these graduates, or 81%, earned an bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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