Social Work Schools In Illinois

There are 46 accredited social work schools in Illinois for faculty who teach social work classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in social work training at the following levels:

  • Social Work Certificate
  • Associates degree in Social Work
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Masters degree in Social Work
  • PhD degree in Social Work


Schools

  1. Aurora University

    347 S Gladstone Ave, Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892

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  2. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899

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  3. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  4. Carl Sandburg College

    2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, Illinois 61401

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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

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709

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  8. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  9. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

    4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500

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  10. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  11. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  13. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  14. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

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  15. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  16. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  18. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Illinois Valley Community College

    815 N Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, Illinois 61348-9692

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  20. College of Lake County

    19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198

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  21. Lake Land College

    5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

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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. MacMurray College

    447 E. College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2590

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  25. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  26. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  27. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

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

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

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  29. Oakton Community College

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

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  30. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  31. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  32. Rock Valley College

    3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699

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  33. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  34. University of St Francis

    500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188

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  35. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  36. Sauk Valley Community College

    173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021

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  37. Shawnee Community College

    8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Illinois 62992

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  38. Saint Augustine College

    1333-45 W Argyle, Chicago, Illinois 60640-3593

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  39. Springfield College in Illinois

    1500 North Fifth Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702-2694

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  40. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  42. South Suburban College

    15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200

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  43. Trinity Christian College

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

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  44. Waubonsee Community College

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

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  45. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  46. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College

    2200 College Drive, Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863

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Cities

  1. Social Work Schools in Chicago, IL11 Schools
  2. Social Work Schools in River Forest, IL2 Schools
  3. Social Work Schools in Springfield, IL2 Schools
  4. Social Work Schools in Glen Ellyn, IL1 Schools
  5. Social Work Schools in Peoria, IL1 Schools
  6. Social Work Schools in Evanston, IL1 Schools
  7. Social Work Schools in Normal, IL1 Schools
  8. Social Work Schools in Champaign, IL1 Schools
  9. Social Work Schools in Joliet, IL1 Schools
  10. Social Work Schools in Mattoon, IL1 Schools
  11. Social Work Schools in Romeoville, IL1 Schools
  12. Social Work Schools in Edwardsville, IL1 Schools
  13. Social Work Schools in Palos Heights, IL1 Schools
  14. Social Work Schools in Belleville, IL1 Schools
  15. Social Work Schools in South Holland, IL1 Schools
  16. Social Work Schools in Greenville, IL1 Schools
  17. Social Work Schools in Aurora, IL1 Schools
  18. Social Work Schools in Quincy, IL1 Schools
  19. Social Work Schools in Sugar Grove, IL1 Schools
  20. Social Work Schools in Decatur, IL1 Schools
  21. Social Work Schools in Jacksonville, IL1 Schools
  22. Social Work Schools in Bourbonnais, IL1 Schools
  23. Social Work Schools in Dixon, IL1 Schools
  24. Social Work Schools in Ullin, IL1 Schools
  25. Social Work Schools in Rockford, IL1 Schools
  26. Social Work Schools in Mount Carmel, IL1 Schools
  27. Social Work Schools in Des Plaines, IL1 Schools
  28. Social Work Schools in Oglesby, IL1 Schools
  29. Social Work Schools in Carbondale, IL1 Schools
  30. Social Work Schools in Grayslake, IL1 Schools
  31. Social Work Schools in Galesburg, IL1 Schools
  32. Social Work Schools in Elgin, IL1 Schools
  33. Social Work Schools in Macomb, IL1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Social Work Employment

Illinois 27,230
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Illinois

25,100 25,410 26,420 28,400 27,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, social work is a growing field. 2,130 more social workers were working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 8% growth in the field. This is slower than the trend for social workers around the US. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% between 2006 and 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$42,320 $46,000 $48,882 $48,682 $49,515
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of social workers is growing, the salaries paid to social workers are increasing in Illinois. In 2006 social workers made a mean salary of $42,320 per year, and in 2010 they made $49,515 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Illinois

10th percentile
$25,962
25th percentile
$35,262
50th percentile
$48,088
75th percentile
$61,098
90th percentile
$73,515

This represents a 15% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 183% pay differential between the highest paid social workers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of social work in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Illinois

Human Resources
$68,537
Human Services
$41,690
Public Administration
$88,022
Public Health
$66,140
Social Work
$49,515

Social workers in Illinois earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
15
bachelor
25
master
17
doctor
5
Certificate
11
Total73

The number of students graduating from the 46 accredited social work schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006 there were 1,643 social work graduates from social work courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 1,946 graduates.

This represents a 18% increase in the number of social work degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. 34% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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