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Communications Schools in Illinois

There are 52 Illinois schools offering communications programs. 2,847 students graduated with degrees from Illinois communications schools in 2010. 2,328 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 438 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

2,554 students graduate from programs in Illinois in communications, on average, every year. This accounts for 4% of communications students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 38 students graduated with communications certificates, 19 with an associate's level degree, 2,328 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 438 with a degree at the master's level, and 24 with a doctorate level degree.

52 communications schools are in this state. Of these, while 35 schools are private, 17 schools are public. Tuition at a public communications school varies from $7,492 to $13,096, while tuition at a private communications school varies from $9,968 to $40,223.

Average tuition for communications programs is $21,887. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,492 every year, is at the Moody Bible Institute, the highest tuition for communications programs, which is $40,223 each year, is at Northwestern University.

Illinois communications schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Communications Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

2,554 students graduate from programs in Illinois in communications, on average, every year. This accounts for 4% of communications students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 38 students graduated with communications certificates, 19 with an associate's level degree, 2,328 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 438 with a degree at the master's level, and 24 with a doctorate level degree.

Communications Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 2
  • Certificate 2007: 6
  • Certificate 2008: 1
  • Certificate 2009: 3
  • Certificate 2010: 38
  • Associate 2006: 3
  • Associate 2007: 8
  • Associate 2008: 6
  • Associate 2009: 21
  • Associate 2010: 19
  • Bachelor 2006: 1704
  • Bachelor 2007: 1828
  • Bachelor 2008: 1841
  • Bachelor 2009: 1754
  • Bachelor 2010: 2328
  • Master 2006: 415
  • Master 2007: 431
  • Master 2008: 389
  • Master 2009: 396
  • Master 2010: 438
  • Doctorate 2006: 24
  • Doctorate 2007: 20
  • Doctorate 2008: 25
  • Doctorate 2009: 14
  • Doctorate 2010: 24

Communications Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in this state offer a total of 105 communications programs. Of these programs, 63.8% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Communications Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 7
  • Associate: 4
  • Bachelor: 67
  • Master: 22
  • Doctorate: 5

Writers and Authors — Salary by Percentile

Writers and Authors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26670
  • 25th Percentile: 39850
  • Median: 56070
  • 75th Percentile: 77320
  • 90th Percentile: 100590

Advertising Sales Agents — Salary by Percentile

Advertising Sales Agents — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26840
  • 25th Percentile: 43790
  • Median: 64450
  • 75th Percentile: 84470
  • 90th Percentile: 102840

Broadcast News Analysts — Salary by Percentile

Broadcast News Analysts — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32010
  • 25th Percentile: 49550
  • Median: 67810
  • 75th Percentile: 100290
  • 90th Percentile: 150380

Reporters and Correspondents — Salary by Percentile

Reporters and Correspondents — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18600
  • 25th Percentile: 23530
  • Median: 33060
  • 75th Percentile: 62500
  • 90th Percentile: 88100

Radio and Television Announcers — Salary by Percentile

Radio and Television Announcers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17960
  • 25th Percentile: 18940
  • Median: 23960
  • 75th Percentile: 36810
  • 90th Percentile: 83330

Public Relations Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Public Relations Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30840
  • 25th Percentile: 36940
  • Median: 49900
  • 75th Percentile: 70210
  • 90th Percentile: 91810

Public Address System and Other Announcers — Salary by Percentile

Public Address System and Other Announcers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17620
  • 25th Percentile: 18380
  • Median: 20280
  • 75th Percentile: 36730
  • 90th Percentile: 48300

Demonstrators and Product Promoters — Salary by Percentile

Demonstrators and Product Promoters — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19280
  • 25th Percentile: 21950
  • Median: 28460
  • 75th Percentile: 37780
  • 90th Percentile: 47840

Editors — Salary by Percentile

Editors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28810
  • 25th Percentile: 37200
  • Median: 47140
  • 75th Percentile: 61820
  • 90th Percentile: 83450

Advertising Sales Agents — Employment Trend

Advertising Sales Agents — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 40930
  • Median Salary 2007: 40620
  • Median Salary 2008: 44500
  • Median Salary 2009: 50040
  • Median Salary 2010: 64450
  • Total Employed 2006: 6380
  • Total Employed 2007: 6890
  • Total Employed 2008: 6830
  • Total Employed 2009: 6080
  • Total Employed 2010: 7280

Writers and Authors — Employment Trend

Writers and Authors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44620
  • Median Salary 2007: 49960
  • Median Salary 2008: 52410
  • Median Salary 2009: 56150
  • Median Salary 2010: 56070
  • Total Employed 2006: 1370
  • Total Employed 2007: 1290
  • Total Employed 2008: 1370
  • Total Employed 2009: 1720
  • Total Employed 2010: 1700

Broadcast News Analysts — Employment Trend

Broadcast News Analysts — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50860
  • Median Salary 2007: 52400
  • Median Salary 2008: 53130
  • Median Salary 2009: 53360
  • Median Salary 2010: 67810
  • Total Employed 2006: 140
  • Total Employed 2007: 100
  • Total Employed 2008: 100
  • Total Employed 2009: 100
  • Total Employed 2010: 160

Radio and Television Announcers — Employment Trend

Radio and Television Announcers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27370
  • Median Salary 2007: 28415
  • Median Salary 2008: 29325
  • Median Salary 2009: 26645
  • Median Salary 2010: 23960
  • Total Employed 2006: 1230
  • Total Employed 2007: 1400
  • Total Employed 2008: 1370
  • Total Employed 2009: 1630
  • Total Employed 2010: 1140

Public Relations Specialists — Employment Trend

Public Relations Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44000
  • Median Salary 2007: 46740
  • Median Salary 2008: 49530
  • Median Salary 2009: 50830
  • Median Salary 2010: 49900
  • Total Employed 2006: 6400
  • Total Employed 2007: 6460
  • Total Employed 2008: 7060
  • Total Employed 2009: 6950
  • Total Employed 2010: 6700

Public Address System and Other Announcers — Employment Trend

Public Address System and Other Announcers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37260
  • Median Salary 2007: 37840
  • Median Salary 2008: 27080
  • Median Salary 2009: 23680
  • Median Salary 2010: 20280
  • Total Employed 2006: 630
  • Total Employed 2007: 870
  • Total Employed 2008: 560
  • Total Employed 2009: 320
  • Total Employed 2010: 330

Demonstrators and Product Promoters — Employment Trend

Demonstrators and Product Promoters — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 21710
  • Median Salary 2007: 23470
  • Median Salary 2008: 24270
  • Median Salary 2009: 27590
  • Median Salary 2010: 28460
  • Total Employed 2006: 4970
  • Total Employed 2007: 5030
  • Total Employed 2008: 6000
  • Total Employed 2009: 3740
  • Total Employed 2010: 2830

Reporters and Correspondents — Employment Trend

Reporters and Correspondents — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27020
  • Median Salary 2007: 27720
  • Median Salary 2008: 29550
  • Median Salary 2009: 28790
  • Median Salary 2010: 33060
  • Total Employed 2006: 2330
  • Total Employed 2007: 2290
  • Total Employed 2008: 2330
  • Total Employed 2009: 2200
  • Total Employed 2010: 2190

Editors — Employment Trend

Editors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 46110
  • Median Salary 2007: 47780
  • Median Salary 2008: 49470
  • Median Salary 2009: 49560
  • Median Salary 2010: 47140
  • Total Employed 2006: 5630
  • Total Employed 2007: 6010
  • Total Employed 2008: 6400
  • Total Employed 2009: 5930
  • Total Employed 2010: 5350

Illinois vs National Communications Employment

Illinois vs National Communications Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.085% (27680)

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1. Wheaton College

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

Wheaton College offers one communications program and it is located in the suburbs of Wheaton, Illinois. Wheaton is a 4-year institution.

2. 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. This school offers three communications programs. This liberal arts college offers students three bachelor's level degrees in communications. Overall, 1,178 students pursue degrees in 43 Judson University programs. In terms of programs, JU is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications.

3. Lake Forest College

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

Lake Forest College offers one program in communications and this school is located in the suburbs of Lake Forest, Illinois. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

4. Heartland Community College

1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761-9446
(309) 268-8000

Heartland Community College is located in Normal, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in communications. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in communications.

5. Springfield College in Illinois

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

Springfield College in Illinois is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in communications. Overall, 145 students seek degrees in 22 Springfield College in Illinois programs. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications in terms of programs.

6. Quincy University

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

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

7. Benedictine University

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

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

8. Northeastern Illinois University

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

Northeastern Illinois University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL. It offers two programs in communications. Of those, it offers one bachelor's level degree in communications to students and one master's level communications degree. NEIU is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

9. Trinity International University - Illinois

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

Trinity International University-Illinois is located in the suburbs of Deerfield, Illinois. It offers two programs in communications. Students are offered two degrees at the bachelor's level in communications by it.

10. Trinity Christian College

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

Trinity Christian College is in the suburbs of Palos Heights, Illinois. Trinity offers two communications programs. Trinity offers students two bachelor's level communications degrees. Overall, 1,491 students seek degrees in 41 Trinity programs.

11. Augustana College

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

Augustana College offers one program in communications and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Rock Island, IL. This school is a 4-year institution.

12. Eureka College

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

Eureka College offers one communications program. EC is a 4-year institution. This school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications programs.

13. Monmouth College

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

Monmouth College offers one communications program. Overall, 1,375 students seek degrees in 33 programs at this school. Monmouth is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications programs.

14. Ellis University

111 N Canal St Ste 380
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 669-5000

Ellis University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL and it offers one communications program. Overall, 1,338 students seek degrees in 19 programs at this very small school.

15. The Moody Bible Institute

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

The Moody Bible Institute, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL and Moody offers one program in communications.

16. Principia College

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

Principia College offers one communications program and Principia, which is very close to Elsah, Illinois, is located in a rural area. It is a 4-year institution.

17. The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

1000 Plaza Drive Ste. 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4913
(847) 619-3450

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg is 2.3 miles from the center of the city and AI offers one communications program. AI-Schaumburg is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in communications.

18. Blackburn College

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

Blackburn College is located in town of Carlinville, Illinois and this school offers one program in communications. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

19. 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 communications. It offers students two bachelor's level communications degrees. Overall, 15,951 students pursue degrees in 224 programs at Loyola.

20. Dominican University

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

Dominican University is located in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois and Dominican offers one program in communications. This school is a 4-year institution.

21. Governors State University

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

Governors State University is in the suburbs of University Park, Illinois. It offers two programs in communications. More specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in communications by it and one communications degree at the master's level. GSU is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

22. Lewis University

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

Lewis University, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is located in a rural setting. Lewis offers three communications programs. Students are offered three bachelor's level degrees in communications by this medium-sized school. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications in terms of programs.

23. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers three communications programs. Out of those, it offers students two degrees at the master's level in communications and one degree at the doctorate level in communications. This university, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is located in a rural area. Overall, 20,037 students pursue degrees in 218 SIUC programs. This university is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in communications.

24. The University of Illinois at Springfield

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

The University of Illinois at Springfield offers two programs in communications. Specifically, students are offered one communications degree at the bachelor's level by UIS and one master's level degree in communications. UIS is near the heart of downtown. Overall, 5,174 students seek degrees in 68 programs at UIS.

25. The University of St Francis

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

The University of St Francis, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Joliet, IL and USF offers one communications program. 3,255 students seek degrees in 63 programs at this school, overall.

26. Prairie State College

202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411-8226
(708) 709-3500

Prairie State College is in the suburbs of Chicago Heights, Illinois and it offers one communications program. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications programs.

27. Roosevelt University

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

Roosevelt University is in the center of Chicago. It offers four communications programs. Out of those, students are offered three bachelor's level degrees in communications by this mid-sized school and one degree at the master's level in communications.

28. Greenville College

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

Greenville College offers two programs in communications. Students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in communications by it. It is a 4-year institution.

29. DePaul University

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

DePaul University is in the center of Chicago. It offers six communications programs. Specifically, DePaul offers three communications degrees at the bachelor's level to students and three communications degrees at the master's level. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications.

30. Bradley University

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

Bradley University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Peoria, IL. It offers three programs in communications. This medium-sized school offers students three communications degrees at the bachelor's level. This school is a 4-year institution.

31. Olivet Nazarene University

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

Olivet Nazarene University offers two communications programs. ONU offers students two bachelor's level degrees in communications. It is in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

32. 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 offers seven programs in communications. Specifically, students are offered three communications degrees at the bachelor's level by it, two master's level degrees in communications, and two doctorate level communications degrees. It is 0.9 miles from the center of the city. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

33. McKendree University

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

McKendree University is in the suburbs of Lebanon, Illinois. This school offers two programs in communications. Students are offered two communications degrees at the bachelor's level by this liberal arts college. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

34. Northern Illinois University

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

Northern Illinois University is located in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois. NIU offers two programs in communications. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level communications degree by it and one communications degree at the master's level. 23,850 students pursue degrees in 131 programs at this university, overall.

35. Parkland College

2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821-1899
(217) 351-2200

Parkland College offers one communications program and this college, which is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Champaign, IL. 9,715 students pursue degrees in 71 programs at this college, overall. This big college is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications programs.

36. Aurora University

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

Aurora University is in the suburbs of Aurora, Illinois and it offers one program in communications. 4,437 students seek degrees in 47 programs at AU, overall.

37. The College of Lake County

19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
(847) 543-2000

The College of Lake County is located in the suburbs of Grayslake, Illinois and this college offers one communications program. Overall, 18,091 students seek degrees in 103 programs at this community college. This college is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications.

38. Concordia University - Chicago

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

Concordia University-Chicago offers one program in communications and this school is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

39. Eastern Illinois University

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

Eastern Illinois University offers two communications programs. Out of those, it offers one communications degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level degree in communications. This school is located in Charleston, IL. Overall, 11,630 students pursue degrees in 89 Eastern Illinois University programs.

40. North Central College

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

North Central College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Naperville, IL. It offers two programs in communications. This school offers students two communications degrees at the bachelor's level. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

41. Elmhurst College

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

Elmhurst College offers four programs in communications. Students are offered four degrees at the bachelor's level in communications by Elmhurst. It is in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

42. Western Illinois University

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

Western Illinois University is in town of Macomb, Illinois and it offers one communications program. This school is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

43. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in the suburbs of Edwardsville, Illinois. This university offers three communications programs. Of those, it offers students one certificate in communications, one bachelor's level communications degree, and one communications degree at the master's level. Overall, 14,133 students seek degrees in 112 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville programs.

44. Millikin University

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

Millikin University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Decatur, IL and this school offers one program in communications. Overall, 2,328 students seek degrees in 44 programs at this liberal arts college.

45. Illinois State University

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

Illinois State University is in the center of Normal. This school offers three programs in communications. Out of those, it offers students two bachelor's level degrees in communications and one master's level communications degree. Overall, 21,134 students pursue degrees in 131 Illinois State University programs. Illinois State is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications.

46. Saint Xavier University

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

Saint Xavier University offers one communications program and it is located near Chicago, IL. This school is a 4-year institution. SXU is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications programs.

47. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60621-2709
(773) 602-5000

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College is near the center of the city and this college offers one communications program. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications.

48. 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 in Chicago, IL. This university offers two programs in communications. Out of those, it offers students one communications degree at the bachelor's level and one communications degree at the master's level. Illinois Tech is a 4-year research institution.

49. Waubonsee Community College

Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-0901
(630) 466-7900x5756

Waubonsee Community College is in Sugar Grove, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in communications. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering communications.

50. The University of Illinois at Chicago

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

The University of Illinois at Chicago is near the heart of downtown. It offers two communications programs. Of those, this big university offers one bachelor's level degree in communications to students and one degree at the master's level in communications. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.

51. North Park University

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

North Park University offers one communications program and NPU, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL. It is a 4-year institution.

52. Northwestern University

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

Northwestern University offers ten programs in communications. More specifically, NU offers students two certificates in communications, two bachelor's level communications degrees, four degrees at the master's level in communications, and two doctorate level degrees in communications. Northwestern, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Evanston, IL. Northwestern is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. NU is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in communications.