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Biology Schools in Illinois

There are 51 schools in the state of Illinois offering biology programs. 3,135 students graduated with degrees from Illinois biology schools in 2010. 2,886 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 191 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

3,029 students graduate from biology programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for 4% of biology students who US schools graduate. More specifically, six students graduated with biology certificates, 2,886 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 191 with a master's level degree, and 52 with a degree at the doctorate level.

51 biology schools are located in this state. And out of these, 12 schools are public, while 39 schools are private. Tuition at a public biology school varies from $7,492 to $13,096, while tuition at a private biology school varies from $14,996 to $42,041.

Average tuition for biology programs is $22,588. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,492 each year, is at Northeastern Illinois University, the highest tuition for biology programs, which is $42,041 every year, is at the University of Chicago.

Schools in this state offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for biology students.

Biology Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

3,029 students graduate from biology programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for 4% of biology students who US schools graduate. More specifically, six students graduated with biology certificates, 2,886 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 191 with a master's level degree, and 52 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Biology Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 6
  • Certificate 2007: 9
  • Certificate 2008: 5
  • Certificate 2009: 14
  • Certificate 2010: 6
  • Bachelor 2006: 2475
  • Bachelor 2007: 2587
  • Bachelor 2008: 2709
  • Bachelor 2009: 2716
  • Bachelor 2010: 2886
  • Master 2006: 133
  • Master 2007: 137
  • Master 2008: 151
  • Master 2009: 171
  • Master 2010: 191
  • Doctorate 2006: 63
  • Doctorate 2007: 63
  • Doctorate 2008: 59
  • Doctorate 2009: 51
  • Doctorate 2010: 52

Biology Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 97 biology programs. Of these programs, 62.9% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Biology Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 3
  • Bachelor: 61
  • Master: 21
  • Doctorate: 12

Microbiologists — Salary by Percentile

Microbiologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 53750
  • 25th Percentile: 63880
  • Median: 74700
  • 75th Percentile: 100030
  • 90th Percentile: 129170

Biostatisticians — Salary by Percentile

Biostatisticians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 54590
  • 25th Percentile: 66310
  • Median: 84890
  • 75th Percentile: 97270
  • 90th Percentile: 106170

Water Resource Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Water Resource Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 69850
  • 25th Percentile: 92750
  • Median: 128640
  • 75th Percentile: 157730
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Soil and Water Conservationists — Salary by Percentile

Soil and Water Conservationists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 38720
  • 25th Percentile: 50140
  • Median: 65060
  • 75th Percentile: 83550
  • 90th Percentile: 97170

Soil and Plant Scientists — Salary by Percentile

Soil and Plant Scientists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 45590
  • 25th Percentile: 51190
  • Median: 58240
  • 75th Percentile: 72000
  • 90th Percentile: 97740

Biological Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Biological Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26930
  • 25th Percentile: 33120
  • Median: 41340
  • 75th Percentile: 55950
  • 90th Percentile: 67470

Geneticists — Salary by Percentile

Geneticists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 49090
  • 25th Percentile: 60210
  • Median: 71100
  • 75th Percentile: 84750
  • 90th Percentile: 101090

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Salary by Percentile

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32760
  • 25th Percentile: 44030
  • Median: 54750
  • 75th Percentile: 68820
  • 90th Percentile: 85330

Microbiologists — Employment Trend

Microbiologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 62000
  • Median Salary 2007: 62240
  • Median Salary 2008: 61870
  • Median Salary 2009: 64710
  • Median Salary 2010: 74700
  • Total Employed 2006: 800
  • Total Employed 2007: 910
  • Total Employed 2008: 510
  • Total Employed 2009: 390
  • Total Employed 2010: 200

Soil and Plant Scientists — Employment Trend

Soil and Plant Scientists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 53610
  • Median Salary 2007: 57620
  • Median Salary 2008: 62160
  • Median Salary 2009: 64110
  • Median Salary 2010: 58240
  • Total Employed 2006: 210
  • Total Employed 2007: 210
  • Total Employed 2008: 280
  • Total Employed 2009: 260
  • Total Employed 2010: 580

Water Resource Specialists — Employment Trend

Water Resource Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 89030
  • Median Salary 2007: 94790
  • Median Salary 2008: 127710
  • Median Salary 2009: 120080
  • Median Salary 2010: 128640
  • Total Employed 2006: 840
  • Total Employed 2007: 910
  • Total Employed 2008: 1200
  • Total Employed 2009: 1230
  • Total Employed 2010: 1070

Soil and Water Conservationists — Employment Trend

Soil and Water Conservationists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 59230
  • Median Salary 2007: 60740
  • Median Salary 2008: 63310
  • Median Salary 2009: 67700
  • Median Salary 2010: 65060
  • Total Employed 2006: 250
  • Total Employed 2007: 260
  • Total Employed 2008: 280
  • Total Employed 2009: 290
  • Total Employed 2010: 330

Biostatisticians — Employment Trend

Biostatisticians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 66670
  • Median Salary 2007: 75650
  • Median Salary 2008: 84770
  • Median Salary 2009: 84640
  • Median Salary 2010: 84890
  • Total Employed 2006: 370
  • Total Employed 2007: 470
  • Total Employed 2008: 560
  • Total Employed 2009: 560
  • Total Employed 2010: 430

Biological Technicians — Employment Trend

Biological Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30600
  • Median Salary 2007: 33690
  • Median Salary 2008: 39120
  • Median Salary 2009: 39290
  • Median Salary 2010: 41340
  • Total Employed 2006: 2520
  • Total Employed 2007: 2250
  • Total Employed 2008: 1600
  • Total Employed 2009: 1400
  • Total Employed 2010: 1890

Geneticists — Employment Trend

Geneticists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 64950
  • Median Salary 2007: 68680
  • Median Salary 2008: 71560
  • Median Salary 2009: 71930
  • Median Salary 2010: 71100
  • Total Employed 2006: 1060
  • Total Employed 2007: 880
  • Total Employed 2008: 630
  • Total Employed 2009: 590
  • Total Employed 2010: 780

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Employment Trend

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 51330
  • Median Salary 2007: 56800
  • Median Salary 2008: 56780
  • Median Salary 2009: 59850
  • Median Salary 2010: 54750
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 50
  • Total Employed 2009: 60
  • Total Employed 2010: 110

Illinois vs National Biology Employment

Illinois vs National Biology Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 2.256% (5390)

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1. Rockford College

5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108-2311
(815) 226-4050

Rockford College is near the center of the city and Rockford offers one biology program. Overall, 1,330 students seek degrees in 45 Rockford programs. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology programs.

2. Wheaton College

501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187-5593
(630) 752-5000

Wheaton College is in the suburbs of Wheaton, Illinois and this school offers one program in biology. It is a 4-year institution.

3. Judson University

1151 N State St
Elgin, IL 60123-1498
(847) 628-2500

Judson University, which is 1.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Elgin, IL and it offers one biology program. This school is a 4-year institution.

4. Lake Forest College

555 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2399
(847) 234-3100

Lake Forest College is in the suburbs of Lake Forest, Illinois and it offers one biology program. Lake Forest is a 4-year institution.

5. The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
(847) 578-3000

The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science offers one program in biology and RFUMS is in the suburbs of North Chicago, Illinois. Overall, 1,937 students seek degrees in 34 programs at this specialized school.

6. Springfield College in Illinois

1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702-2694
(217) 525-1420

Founded in 1929, Springfield College in Illinois is a 2-year institution. This school, which is 2.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Springfield, IL. It offers subjects such as social work, liberal arts, and engineering. Students are offered 22 associates level degrees by it. In 2010, 145 students pursued degrees from the 22 programs at this school. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it.

7. MacMurray College

447 E. College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2590
(217) 479-7000

MacMurray College is in town of Jacksonville, Illinois and it offers one program in biology. It is a 4-year institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology programs.

8. Quincy University

1800 College Ave
Quincy, IL 62301-2699
(217) 222-8020

Quincy University offers one biology program. 1,907 students seek degrees in 44 programs at this school, overall.

9. Benedictine University

5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532-0900
(630) 829-6000

Benedictine University is in the suburbs of Lisle, Illinois. It offers two biology programs. It offers two bachelor's level degrees in biology to students.

10. Northeastern Illinois University

5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
(773) 583-4050

Northeastern Illinois University offers two programs in biology. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level biology degree by NEIU and one master's level biology degree. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL. It is a public 4-year institution.

11. East-West University

816 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-0111x1804

East-West University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL and this school offers one biology program. This school is a 4-year institution. It ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

12. Illinois Wesleyan University

1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-1000

Illinois Wesleyan University is in the center of Bloomington and this school offers one program in biology. 2,094 students seek degrees in 38 IWU programs, overall.

13. Knox College

2 E South St
Galesburg, IL 61401-9999
(309) 341-7000

Knox College is located in town of Galesburg, Illinois and this school offers one biology program. 1,392 students pursue degrees in 35 programs at this school, overall.

14. Trinity International University - Illinois

2065 Half Day Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015-1283
(847) 945-8800

Founded in 1897, Trinity International University-Illinois is a 4-year institution. This school is in the suburbs of Deerfield, Illinois. Trinity offers students eight certificates, 30 degrees at the bachelors level, 15 masters level degrees, and four doctoral level degrees. In 2010, 2,564 students pursued degrees from the 41 programs at this small school. It offers subjects such as theology, allied health, and communications. TIU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

15. Trinity Christian College

6601 W College Dr
Palos Heights, IL 60463-0929
(708) 597-3000

Trinity Christian College offers one biology program and this school is located in the suburbs of Palos Heights, Illinois. 1,491 students seek degrees in 41 Trinity programs, overall.

16. Augustana College

639 38th St
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
(309) 794-7000

Augustana College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Rock Island, IL and it offers one program in biology. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

17. The University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1234

The University of Chicago is near the heart of downtown. This university offers four programs in biology. Specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level biology degree, one biology degree at the master's level, and two doctorate level biology degrees. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. This university is the fifth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology in terms of programs.

18. Eureka College

300 E. College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530
(309) 467-3721

Eureka College offers one program in biology. 782 students seek degrees in 30 Eureka College programs, overall.

19. Monmouth College

700 E Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462-1998
(309) 457-2311

Monmouth College offers one biology program. It is a 4-year institution.

20. Principia College

1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, IL 62028-9799
(618) 374-2131

Principia College is in Elsah, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in biology. It is a 4-year institution.

21. Illinois College

1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299
(217) 245-3000

Illinois College offers two biology programs. Students are offered two biology degrees at the bachelor's level by it. It is located in Jacksonville, IL. This school is a 4-year institution.

22. National-Louis University

122 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(800) 443-5522

National-Louis University is located in the center of Chicago and National Louis offers one program in biology.

23. Blackburn College

700 College Ave
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-3231

Blackburn College offers two programs in biology. It offers two degrees at the bachelor's level in biology to students. It is in Carlinville, IL. It is a 4-year institution. This liberal arts college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology programs.

24. Loyola University - Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 274-3000

Loyola University-Chicago is 8.4 miles from the heart of downtown. This university offers five biology programs. Specifically, Loyola offers students two bachelor's level degrees in biology, two master's level biology degrees, and one degree at the doctorate level in biology. This university is a 4-year research institution.

25. Dominican University

7900 W Division St
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 366-2490

Dominican University offers one program in biology and this school is located in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. Overall, 3,748 students pursue degrees in 76 programs at Dominican.

26. Governors State University

1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484
(708) 534-5000

Governors State University offers one program in biology and it is located in the suburbs of University Park, Illinois. It is a public 4-year institution.

27. Lewis University

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500

Lewis University offers one biology program and this school, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is located in a rural area. Overall, 6,139 students pursue degrees in 103 programs at this school.

28. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is in a rural setting. This university offers six biology programs. Out of those, students are offered one biology certificate by this big university, two bachelor's level biology degrees, two master's level degrees in biology, and one doctorate level degree in biology. 20,037 students pursue degrees in 218 programs at this university, overall. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology.

29. The University of Illinois at Springfield

One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
(217) 206-6600

The University of Illinois at Springfield offers two biology programs. Of those, this school offers one bachelor's level biology degree to students and one master's level degree in biology. This school is 4.0 miles from the center of the city. 5,174 students seek degrees in 68 UIS programs, overall.

30. The University of St Francis

500 N Wilcox St
Joliet, IL 60435-6188
(815) 740-3360

The University of St Francis offers one biology program and USF, which is near the center of the city, is in Joliet, IL.

31. Roosevelt University

430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-1394
(312) 341-3500

Roosevelt University is located in the center of Chicago and it offers one biology program. Overall, 6,766 students seek degrees in 113 Roosevelt University programs.

32. Greenville College

315 E. College Ave
Greenville, IL 62246
(618) 664-2800

Greenville College offers two programs in biology. It offers students two bachelor's level degrees in biology. Overall, 1,605 students pursue degrees in 56 GC programs.

33. DePaul University

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8000

DePaul University is in the center of Chicago. DePaul offers two biology programs. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level biology degree by this big school and one master's level biology degree. Overall, 25,145 students pursue degrees in 247 DePaul University programs. It is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology in terms of programs.

34. Bradley University

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001
(309) 676-7611

Bradley University offers four biology programs. Of those, it offers students three bachelor's level biology degrees and one master's level degree in biology. BU, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Peoria, IL. 5,813 students seek degrees in 141 Bradley programs, overall.

35. Olivet Nazarene University

One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2271
(815) 939-5011

Olivet Nazarene University is in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois and ONU offers one biology program. It is a 4-year institution.

36. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 0.9 miles from the center of the city. This university offers eight programs in biology. Out of those, students are offered two bachelor's level biology degrees by it, three master's level biology degrees, and three degrees at the doctorate level in biology. Illinois is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology.

37. McKendree University

701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL 62254-1291
(618) 537-4481

McKendree University is in the suburbs of Lebanon, Illinois and it offers one program in biology. 3,299 students pursue degrees in 54 McKendree University programs, overall. This liberal arts college is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in biology.

38. Northern Illinois University

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

Northern Illinois University is in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois. It offers three programs in biology. Out of those, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in biology, one biology degree at the master's level, and one degree at the doctorate level in biology. 23,850 students pursue degrees in 131 NIU programs, overall. It ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

39. Aurora University

347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506-4892
(630) 892-6431

Aurora University is located in the suburbs of Aurora, Illinois and this school offers one biology program. It is a 4-year institution.

40. Concordia University - Chicago

7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL 60305-1499
(708) 771-8300

Concordia University-Chicago offers one program in biology and it is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. This school is a 4-year institution.

41. Eastern Illinois University

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5000

Eastern Illinois University offers three programs in biology. Specifically, it offers two biology degrees at the bachelor's level to students and one biology degree at the master's level. This school is located in Charleston, IL. This school is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology in terms of programs.

42. North Central College

30 N Brainard St
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-5100

North Central College, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Naperville, IL and it offers one program in biology. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

43. Elmhurst College

190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126-3096
(630) 617-3500

Elmhurst College offers one biology program and Elmhurst is in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois. 3,430 students seek degrees in 76 programs at Elmhurst, overall.

44. Chicago State University

9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
(773) 995-2000

Chicago State University offers two biology programs. Out of those, CSU offers students one bachelor's level degree in biology and one master's level biology degree. CSU is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

45. Western Illinois University

1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 295-1414

Western Illinois University offers three programs in biology. More specifically, this school offers students one biology certificate, one degree at the bachelor's level in biology, and one degree at the master's level in biology. This school is in Macomb, IL. 12,585 students pursue degrees in 111 WIU programs, overall.

46. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1001
(618) 650-2000

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers two programs in biology. Of those, it offers students one bachelor's level biology degree and one degree at the master's level in biology. SIUE is in the suburbs of Edwardsville, Illinois. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

47. Millikin University

1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522-2084
(217) 424-6211

Millikin University, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Decatur, IL and MU offers one program in biology. 2,328 students seek degrees in 44 MU programs, overall.

48. Illinois State University

North and School Streets
Normal, IL 61790-1000
(309) 438-2111

Illinois State University offers three biology programs. Specifically, ISU offers students one bachelor's level biology degree, one biology degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level biology degree. This big school is in the center of Normal. ISU is a public 4-year institution. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology in terms of programs.

49. Saint Xavier University

3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 298-3000

Saint Xavier University offers two biology programs. SXU offers two biology degrees at the bachelor's level to students. Saint Xavier is near Chicago, IL. Overall, 4,852 students pursue degrees in 124 programs at Saint Xavier. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology programs.

50. The Illinois Institute of Technology

3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-3000

The Illinois Institute of Technology, which is near the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL. Illinois Tech offers three biology programs. Specifically, it offers one bachelor's level biology degree to students, one master's level biology degree, and one doctorate level degree in biology. It is a 4-year research institution.

51. The University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-7000

The University of Illinois at Chicago is 1.2 miles from the center of the city. It offers three programs in biology. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level biology degree by this university, one biology degree at the master's level, and one degree at the doctorate level in biology. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

52. North Park University

3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4895
(773) 244-6200

North Park University, which is 7.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL and North Park offers one biology program. Overall, 3,233 students seek degrees in 61 NPU programs.

53. Northwestern University

633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3741

Northwestern University offers three biology programs. More specifically, Northwestern offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in biology, one biology degree at the master's level, and one degree at the doctorate level in biology. This university, which is near the center of the city, is in Evanston, IL. 20,481 students pursue degrees in 315 programs at Northwestern, overall. It is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering biology in terms of programs.