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Criminology Schools In Illinois

Criminology classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited criminology schools in Illinois. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the criminology academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in criminology training at the criminology bachelors degree level.


  1. Concordia University in River Forest

    7400 Augusta, River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Dominican University

    7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

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Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Criminology Employment

Illinois 5,270
National 204,250

Approximately 3% of the country's criminology professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Criminology professionals In Illinois

6,250 6,780 5,850 5,410 5,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of criminology professionals is shrinking in Illinois. In 2010 there were 980 less criminology professionals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of criminology has shrunk by 16% in Illinois. This is faster than the trend for criminology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of criminology professionals has grown by 6% between 2006 and 2010.

Criminology VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$65,107 $68,823 $69,073 $66,963 $71,697
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of criminology professionals is declining, the salaries paid to criminology professionals are increasing in Illinois. Criminology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $65,107 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $71,697 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Criminology professionals in Illinois

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Thus, there was a 9% growth in criminology professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 225% pay differential between the highest paid criminology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of criminology in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Criminology professionals and related professions in Illinois

Criminal Justice
Mental Health

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of criminology professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited criminology schools in Illinois state is decreasing. In Illinois, there were 16 graduates in 2006. And there were 11 graduates from criminology courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of criminology school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 31%. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminology.

Criminology Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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