Sociology Schools In Illinois

There are 40 accredited sociology schools in Illinois for faculty who teach sociology classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in sociology in the state of Illinois, which encompasses sociology training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Sociology
  • Masters degree in Sociology
  • PhD degree in Sociology


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. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  4. Chicago State University

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

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  5. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  7. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  9. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  10. Eureka College

    300 E. College Ave., Eureka, Illinois 61530

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  11. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  12. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  14. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    601 E John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711

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  15. Illinois Wesleyan University

    1312 N Park St, Bloomington, Illinois 61702-2900

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  16. Illinois College

    1101 W College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2299

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  17. Illinois State University

    North and School Streets, Normal, Illinois 61790-1000

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. Judson University

    1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498

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  19. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  20. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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

    701 College Rd, Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291

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  22. Millikin University

    1184 W Main St, Decatur, Illinois 62522-2084

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  23. Monmouth College

    700 E Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois 61462-1998

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  24. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  25. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  26. Northern Illinois University

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

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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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. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  30. Principia College

    1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, Illinois 62028-9799

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  31. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  32. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  33. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  34. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  35. University of Illinois at Springfield

    One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

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  36. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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

    Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1001

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  38. Trinity Christian College

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

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  39. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  40. Wheaton College in Wheaton

    501 College Ave, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Sociology Employment

Illinois 570
National 21,140

Of all of the sociology professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Sociology professionals In Illinois

1,190 0 640 400 570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of sociology professionals is shrinking in Illinois. There were 620 less sociology professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 52% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for sociology professionals which shows a 8% increase in the number of sociology professionals working around the nation.

Sociology VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$73,120 $68,475 $70,760 $61,825 $63,925
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sociology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of sociology professionals is declining, the salaries paid to sociology professionals are decreasing in Illinois. In 2006 sociology professionals made a mean salary of $73,120 per year, and in 2010 they made $63,925 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sociology professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$20,715
25th percentile
$42,910
50th percentile
$55,375
75th percentile
$86,065
90th percentile
$112,825

This represents a 14% decline in salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. There is a 445% pay differential between the highest paid sociology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of sociology in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Sociology professionals and related professions in Illinois

Counseling
$49,662
Criminology
$71,697
Forensic Psychology
$81,255
Mental Health
$37,668
Organizational Psychology
$65,110
Psychology
$75,873
School Psychology
$71,730
Sociology
$63,925
Sports Psychology
$71,730

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

Educational Trends

Sociology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
0
bachelor
41
master
13
doctor
6
Certificate
0
Total60

The number of students graduating from the 40 accredited sociology schools in Illinois is increasing. In Illinois, there were 1,079 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,244 graduates from sociology courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of sociology school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 15%. A majority of these graduates, or 68%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology.

Sociology Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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