Theology Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 46 accredited theology schools where theology faculty who teach theology classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in theology in the state of Illinois, which encompasses theology training at the following levels:

  • Theology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Theology
  • Bachelors degree in Theology
  • Masters degree in Theology
  • PhD degree in Theology


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. Catholic Theological Union at Chicago

    5416 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60615-5698

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  5. Chicago Theological Seminary

    5757 S. University Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  6. University of Chicago

    5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  7. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

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  8. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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  9. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  10. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

    2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60201-3298

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  11. Greenville College

    315 E. College Ave, Greenville, Illinois 62246

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  12. Hebrew Theological College

    7135 N Carpenter Rd, Skokie, Illinois 60077

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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. Judson University

    1151 N State St, Elgin, Illinois 60123-1498

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  18. Lake Forest College

    555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045-2399

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  19. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  20. Lincoln Christian University

    100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, Illinois 62656-2111

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  21. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  22. Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

    1100 E 55th St, Chicago, Illinois 60615-5199

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  23. McCormick Theological Seminary

    5460 S. University, Chicago, Illinois 60615

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  24. McKendree University

    701 College Rd, Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291

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  25. Meadville Lombard Theological School

    5701 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637

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  26. Monmouth College

    700 E Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois 61462-1998

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  27. Moody Bible Institute

    820 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3284

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  28. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  29. North Park University

    3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895

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  30. Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

    660 E Butterfield Rd, Lombard, Illinois 60148-5698

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  31. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

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  32. Olivet Nazarene University

    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271

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  33. Principia College

    1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, Illinois 62028-9799

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  34. Quincy University

    1800 College Ave, Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699

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  35. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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  36. University of St Francis

    500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188

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  37. Saint Xavier University

    3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655

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  38. Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

    2122 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201-2976

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  39. University of Saint Mary of the Lake

    1000 E Maple Ave, Mundelein, Illinois 60060-1174

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  40. Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago

    3535 West Foster, Chicago, Illinois 60625

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  41. Trinity Christian College

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

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  42. Trinity International University in Deerfield

    2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, Illinois 60015-1283

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  43. Western Illinois University

    1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455

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  44. Wheaton College in Wheaton

    501 College Ave, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593

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  45. Christian Life College

    400 E Gregory St, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056-2522

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  46. Urbana Theological Seminary

    314 E Daniel St, Champaign, Illinois 61820

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Theology Employment

Illinois 2,660
National 64,070

Of all of the theology professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Theology professionals In Illinois

2,870 2,740 2,730 2,500 2,660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Theology is a shrinking field in Illinois. 210 less theology professionals were working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of theology has shrunk by 7% in Illinois. This decline is slower than the change in the number of theology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of theology professionals has grown by 15% from 2006 to 2010.

Theology VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$48,925 $49,435 $50,390 $49,335 $49,830
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Theology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of theology professionals is declining, the salaries earned by theology professionals are increasing. In 2006 theology professionals made a mean salary of $48,925 per year, and in 2010 they made $49,830 per year.

Salary percentiles for Theology professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$26,125
25th percentile
$35,075
50th percentile
$48,200
75th percentile
$62,060
90th percentile
$75,155

Thus, theology professionals' salaries grew by 2% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 188% pay differential between the highest paid theology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of theology in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Theology professionals and related professions in Illinois

Christian Counseling
$48,082
Ministry
$38,945
Theology
$49,830

In Illinois, theology professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
6
bachelor
70
master
74
doctor
22
Certificate
21
Total193

The number of students graduating from the 46 accredited theology schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006 there were 1,349 theology graduates from theology courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 1,843 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of theology school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 37%. Most of these graduates, or 38%, earned an master's degree in theology.

Theology Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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