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Christian Counseling Schools in Illinois

There are 14 schools in the state of Illinois offering Christian counseling programs. In 2010, 257 students graduated with degrees from Illinois Christian counseling schools. 135 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 70 students graduated with doctoral degrees.

Overview

On average, 242 students graduate from programs in Illinois in christian counseling each year. This accounts for close to 13% of students who schools in the United States graduate from Christian counseling programs. Specifically, five students graduated with certificates in christian counseling, 47 with a bachelor's level degree, 135 with a master's level degree, and 70 with a doctorate level degree.

14 Christian counseling schools are in this state. And of these, 14 schools are private. Tuition at a private Christian counseling school varies from $9,968 to $32,114.

Average tuition for programs in christian counseling is $26,148. The lowest tuition in Illinois is at the Moody Bible Institute, while the highest tuition for programs in christian counseling, which is $32,114 each year, is at Loyola University-Chicago.

Illinois Christian counseling schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Christian Counseling Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 242 students graduate from programs in Illinois in christian counseling each year. This accounts for close to 13% of students who schools in the United States graduate from Christian counseling programs. Specifically, five students graduated with certificates in christian counseling, 47 with a bachelor's level degree, 135 with a master's level degree, and 70 with a doctorate level degree.

Christian Counseling Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 4
  • Certificate 2007: 3
  • Certificate 2008: 1
  • Certificate 2009: 7
  • Certificate 2010: 5
  • Bachelor 2006: 9
  • Bachelor 2007: 4
  • Bachelor 2008: 7
  • Bachelor 2009: 48
  • Bachelor 2010: 47
  • Master 2006: 113
  • Master 2007: 112
  • Master 2008: 111
  • Master 2009: 147
  • Master 2010: 135
  • Doctorate 2006: 64
  • Doctorate 2007: 89
  • Doctorate 2008: 108
  • Doctorate 2009: 126
  • Doctorate 2010: 70

Christian Counseling Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in Illinois offer a total of 24 programs in christian counseling. Of these programs, about 37.5% are doctorate level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the bachelors level.

Christian Counseling Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 4
  • Bachelor: 3
  • Master: 8
  • Doctorate: 9

Career Trends

Counselors, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Counselors, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22200
  • 25th Percentile: 28070
  • Median: 37550
  • 75th Percentile: 51880
  • 90th Percentile: 66410

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21390
  • 25th Percentile: 28560
  • Median: 43470
  • 75th Percentile: 56420
  • 90th Percentile: 67490

Career Trends

Counselors, All Other — Employment Trend

Counselors, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32050
  • Median Salary 2007: 32140
  • Median Salary 2008: 36510
  • Median Salary 2009: 35160
  • Median Salary 2010: 37550
  • Total Employed 2006: 1280
  • Total Employed 2007: 1540
  • Total Employed 2008: 1700
  • Total Employed 2009: 2070
  • Total Employed 2010: 1830

Clergy — Employment Trend

Clergy — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35790
  • Median Salary 2007: 38310
  • Median Salary 2008: 39030
  • Median Salary 2009: 42630
  • Median Salary 2010: 43470
  • Total Employed 2006: 1580
  • Total Employed 2007: 1610
  • Total Employed 2008: 1690
  • Total Employed 2009: 1600
  • Total Employed 2010: 1640

Illinois vs National Christian Counseling Employment

Illinois vs National Christian Counseling Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.890% (3470)

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1. The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201-3298
(847) 866-3900

The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary offers two Christian counseling programs. Of those, it offers students one master's level christian counseling degree and one Christian counseling degree at the doctorate level. G-ETS, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Evanston, IL. 349 students pursue degrees in nine programs at G-ETS, overall. In terms of programs, it is the third largest institution in the state of Illinois offering christian counseling.

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2. Lincoln Christian University

100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656-2111
(217) 732-3168

Lincoln Christian University offers one Christian counseling program. LCU is a 4-year institution. LCU is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering christian counseling.

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3. The McCormick Theological Seminary

5460 S. University
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 947-6300

The McCormick Theological Seminary offers one program in christian counseling and this school, which is near the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL. This school is a 4-year institution. This school is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering Christian counseling programs.

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4. The Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

660 E Butterfield Rd
Lombard, IL 60148-5698
(630) 620-2180

The Northern Baptist Theological Seminary is located in the suburbs of Lombard, Illinois and it offers one program in christian counseling. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the seventh largest institution in the state of Illinois offering christian counseling.

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5. The Catholic Theological Union at Chicago

5416 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL 60615-5698
(773) 324-8000

The Catholic Theological Union at Chicago is near the heart of downtown. CTU offers three Christian counseling programs. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in christian counseling, one Christian counseling degree at the master's level, and one degree at the doctorate level in christian counseling. 460 students pursue degrees in eight programs at this school, overall. This school is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering christian counseling in terms of programs.

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6. The Meadville Lombard Theological School

5701 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 256-3000x236

The Meadville Lombard Theological School, which is 6.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL and Meadville Lombard offers one program in christian counseling. Overall, 90 students seek degrees in three Meadville Lombard Theological School programs. This school is the eighth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering christian counseling.

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7. Trinity International University - Illinois

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

Trinity International University-Illinois offers three Christian counseling programs. Of those, it offers two master's level christian counseling degrees to students and one doctorate level christian counseling degree. It is located in the suburbs of Deerfield, Illinois. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering Christian counseling programs.

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8. The Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

2122 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60201-2976
(847) 328-9300x44

The Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, which is near the center of the city, is in Evanston, IL. Seabury offers three Christian counseling programs. More specifically, it offers one Christian counseling certificate to students, one master's level christian counseling degree, and one Christian counseling degree at the doctorate level.

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9. Christian Life College

400 E Gregory St
Mount Prospect, IL 60056-2522
(847) 259-1840x103

Founded in 1950, Christian Life College is a 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Mount Prospect, Illinois. This school offers subjects including counseling and theology. Christian Life offers students three associates level degrees and two bachelors level degrees. In 2010, 42 students pursued degrees from the five programs at CLC. The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission accredits it.

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10. The Moody Bible Institute

820 N LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, IL 60610-3284
(312) 329-4000

The Moody Bible Institute offers one Christian counseling program and Moody, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL. 3,345 students pursue degrees in 22 Moody Bible Institute programs, overall. In terms of programs, Moody is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering christian counseling.

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11. The Chicago Theological Seminary

5757 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 752-5757

The Chicago Theological Seminary is 6.3 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in christian counseling. 225 students seek degrees in six Chicago Theological Seminary programs, overall. This school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in christian counseling.

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12. 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. Loyola offers two programs in christian counseling. Of those, students are offered one certificate in christian counseling by it and one Christian counseling degree at the master's level. 15,951 students pursue degrees in 224 Loyola University-Chicago programs, overall. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering christian counseling in terms of programs.

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13. Dominican University

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

Dominican University offers three programs in christian counseling. More specifically, Dominican offers one certificate in christian counseling to students, one degree at the bachelor's level in christian counseling, and one Christian counseling degree at the master's level. It is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. 3,748 students pursue degrees in 76 Dominican University programs, overall. DU is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in christian counseling.

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14. Greenville College

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

Greenville College offers one program in christian counseling. Overall, 1,605 students pursue degrees in 56 GC programs. In terms of programs, this liberal arts college is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering christian counseling.

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15. The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

1100 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615-5199
(773) 256-0700

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is near the heart of downtown and this school offers one Christian counseling program. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering christian counseling in terms of programs.

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16. Olivet Nazarene University

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

Olivet Nazarene University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1907. It is located in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois. Students are offered one associates level degree, 65 bachelors level degrees, 22 degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level by ONU. 4,550 students pursued degrees from the 81 programs at Olivet in 2010. ONU offers subjects including communications and risk management. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits ONU. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.