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Liberal Arts Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

There are 23 liberal arts schools in Chicago for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the city of Chicago, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Liberal Arts Employment

Chicago 1,720
Illinois 2,620

Exactly 1,720 of Illinois' 2,620 liberal arts professionals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of liberal arts professionals in Chicago has grown by 6%. As the number of liberal arts professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Liberal Arts employment growth

2,910 2,540 2,130 2,010 2,620
1,630 1,410 1,140 1,130 1,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$58,640 $55,520 $66,980 $60,960 $54,680
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

As the number of liberal arts professionals in Chicago has grown, salaries for liberal arts professionals have decreased. Chicago liberal arts professionals made $54,680 per year, on average, in 2010. Liberal arts professionals in Chicago made a yearly average salary of $58,640, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of liberal arts professionals in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Chicago

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Liberal arts professionals in Chicago make a median yearly salary of $43,790. The difference in pay between the liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 262%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $24,150 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $87,480 per year.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Chicago

Liberal Arts

Liberal arts professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of the 23 accredited liberal arts schools in the city.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 51 degree and certificate programs in liberal arts offered by Chicago's liberal arts schools.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 2,549 students graduated from liberal arts courses.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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