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Clinical Psychology Schools In Illinois

In Illinois, there are 13 accredited schools where clinical psychology classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in clinical psychology in the state of Illinois, which encompasses clinical psychology training at the following levels:


  1. Adler School of Professional Psychology

    65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2100, Chicago, Illinois 60601-7298

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  2. Midwestern University in Downers Grove

    555 31st Street, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5514

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  3. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago

    325 N Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654

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  4. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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

    600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, Illinois 61920

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  6. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064

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  7. Benedictine University

    5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

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  8. Argosy University-Chicago

    225 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 1300, Chicago, Illinois 60601

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  9. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

    12 U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  12. Wheaton College in Wheaton

    501 College Ave, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593

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  13. Argosy University-Schaumburg

    999 North Plaza Dr., Suite 111, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-5403

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Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Clinical Psychology Employment

Illinois 10,820
National 254,740

Of all of the clinical psychology professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Clinical psychology professionals In Illinois

8,650 9,710 9,510 10,160 10,820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, clinical psychology is a growing field. In 2010 there were 2,170 more clinical psychology professionals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. This represents a 25% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the change in the number of clinical psychology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of clinical psychology professionals has grown by 17% from 2006 to 2010.

Clinical Psychology VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$54,865 $55,485 $57,958 $59,348 $61,968
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Clinical Psychology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of clinical psychology professionals is growing, the salaries paid to clinical psychology professionals are increasing in Illinois. The mean salary for clinical psychology professionals in 2006 was $54,865 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $61,968 per year.

Salary percentiles for Clinical psychology professionals in Illinois

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This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Illinois state, within the field of clinical psychology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid clinical psychology professionals earn 175% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Clinical psychology professionals and related professions in Illinois

Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Mental Health
Organizational Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

Clinical Psychology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois


The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited clinical psychology schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006 there were 510 clinical psychology graduates from clinical psychology courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 613 graduates.

Thus there was a 20% percent increase in the number of clinical psychology school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois. A majority of these graduates, or 52%, graduated with a doctor's degree in clinical psychology.

Clinical Psychology Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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