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Early Childhood Education Schools in Illinois

There are 36 schools in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education programs. In 2010, 2,249 students graduated with degrees from Illinois early childhood education schools. 1,312 of all these students graduated with certificates and 662 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,567 students graduate from programs in this state in early childhood education every year. This accounts for 9% of students who schools in the United States graduate from early childhood education programs. Of those, 1,312 students graduated with early childhood education certificates, 53 with an associate's level degree, 662 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 221 with a degree at the master's level, and one with a doctorate level degree.

36 early childhood education schools are located in this state. Of these, 20 schools are private, while 16 schools are public. Tuition at a public early childhood education school varies from $7,492 to $13,096, while tuition at a private early childhood education school varies from $8,400 to $28,858.

Average tuition for programs in early childhood education is $18,895. While the highest tuition for programs in early childhood education, which is $28,858 every year, is at DePaul University, the lowest tuition in this Great Lakes state, which is $7,492 per year, is at Northeastern Illinois University.

Schools in Illinois offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for early childhood education students.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,567 students graduate from programs in this state in early childhood education every year. This accounts for 9% of students who schools in the United States graduate from early childhood education programs. Of those, 1,312 students graduated with early childhood education certificates, 53 with an associate's level degree, 662 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 221 with a degree at the master's level, and one with a doctorate level degree.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 80
  • Certificate 2007: 65
  • Certificate 2008: 85
  • Certificate 2009: 627
  • Certificate 2010: 1312
  • Associate 2006: 99
  • Associate 2007: 75
  • Associate 2008: 77
  • Associate 2009: 74
  • Associate 2010: 53
  • Bachelor 2006: 467
  • Bachelor 2007: 487
  • Bachelor 2008: 534
  • Bachelor 2009: 523
  • Bachelor 2010: 662
  • Master 2006: 120
  • Master 2007: 154
  • Master 2008: 190
  • Master 2009: 172
  • Master 2010: 221
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 0
  • Doctorate 2009: 1
  • Doctorate 2010: 1

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in Illinois offer a total of 55 early childhood education programs. Of these programs, approximately 49.1% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the associates level, and the doctoral level.

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 7
  • Associate: 8
  • Bachelor: 27
  • Master: 12
  • Doctorate: 1

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18630
  • 25th Percentile: 21160
  • Median: 26270
  • 75th Percentile: 33870
  • 90th Percentile: 43630

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17550
  • 25th Percentile: 18340
  • Median: 19960
  • 75th Percentile: 24790
  • 90th Percentile: 30000

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25690
  • 25th Percentile: 34000
  • Median: 43680
  • 75th Percentile: 57350
  • 90th Percentile: 71390

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32710
  • 25th Percentile: 41430
  • Median: 52690
  • 75th Percentile: 66510
  • 90th Percentile: 86380

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25490
  • Median Salary 2007: 25900
  • Median Salary 2008: 26000
  • Median Salary 2009: 26290
  • Median Salary 2010: 26270
  • Total Employed 2006: 13480
  • Total Employed 2007: 11700
  • Total Employed 2008: 14170
  • Total Employed 2009: 14760
  • Total Employed 2010: 16390

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18550
  • Median Salary 2007: 19150
  • Median Salary 2008: 20080
  • Median Salary 2009: 19850
  • Median Salary 2010: 19960
  • Total Employed 2006: 17120
  • Total Employed 2007: 17380
  • Total Employed 2008: 15440
  • Total Employed 2009: 15580
  • Total Employed 2010: 16460

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38410
  • Median Salary 2007: 39320
  • Median Salary 2008: 40530
  • Median Salary 2009: 42090
  • Median Salary 2010: 43680
  • Total Employed 2006: 3890
  • Total Employed 2007: 4380
  • Total Employed 2008: 3960
  • Total Employed 2009: 4500
  • Total Employed 2010: 5470

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49420
  • Median Salary 2007: 51330
  • Median Salary 2008: 50930
  • Median Salary 2009: 50910
  • Median Salary 2010: 52690
  • Total Employed 2006: 14070
  • Total Employed 2007: 13450
  • Total Employed 2008: 11770
  • Total Employed 2009: 10090
  • Total Employed 2010: 9900

Illinois vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

Illinois vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 3.492% (48220)

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1. The Erikson Institute

451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654-4510
(312) 755-2250

The Erikson Institute, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL and it offers one program in early childhood education. Overall, 277 students seek degrees in four programs at Erikson. This specialized school is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

2. Rockford College

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

Rockford College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1847. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Rockford, IL. This school offers subjects such as biology and music. Students are offered 36 bachelors level degrees and nine degrees at the masters level by it. 1,330 students pursued degrees from the 41 programs at Rockford in 2010. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

3. Judson University

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

Judson University, which is 1.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Elgin, IL and it offers one program in early childhood education. Judson is a 4-year institution.

4. Lincoln Christian University

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

Lincoln Christian University offers one program in early childhood education. It is a 4-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education programs.

5. Columbia College - Chicago

600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
(312) 663-1600

Columbia College-Chicago is in the center of Chicago and Columbia offers one program in early childhood education. It is a 4-year institution. This large school ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

6. 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 in Chicago, IL and NEIU offers one program in early childhood education. 11,746 students seek degrees in 69 Northeastern Illinois University programs, overall.

7. Shawnee Community College

8364 Shawnee College Rd
Ullin, IL 62992
(618) 634-3200

Shawnee Community College, which is several miles from Ullin, is in a rural setting and it offers one program in early childhood education. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of enrollment, this community college ranks fifth in the state of Illinois.

8. Kendall College

900 N. North Branch St.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 752-2000

Kendall College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL and it offers one program in early childhood education. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

9. Saint Augustine College

1333-45 W Argyle
Chicago, IL 60640-3593
(773) 878-8756

Saint Augustine College, which is 6.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL. SAC offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by it and one associate's level early childhood education degree. In terms of programs, this school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education.

10. Ellis University

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

Ellis University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL. It offers three early childhood education programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in early childhood education by this school, one early childhood education degree at the associate's level, and one early childhood education degree at the bachelor's level. Ellis is a 4-year institution.

11. Illinois College

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

Illinois College is in town of Jacksonville, Illinois and it offers one early childhood education program. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. This school is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in early childhood education.

12. National-Louis University

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

National-Louis University is in the center of Chicago. This school offers three early childhood education programs. Out of those, this school offers students one certificate in early childhood education, one bachelor's level early childhood education degree, and one master's level early childhood education degree.

13. Loyola University - Chicago

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

Founded in 1870, Loyola University-Chicago is a 4-year research institution. This university, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. Loyola is the 14th biggest institution in the state of Illinois. Loyola offers subjects such as forensic science and healthcare management. It offers 14 certificates, 74 degrees at the bachelors level, 94 masters level degrees, and 42 doctoral level degrees to students. 15,951 students sought degrees from the 144 programs at this university in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This big university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

14. Dominican University

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

Dominican University is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. This school offers two programs in early childhood education. Of those, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in early childhood education and one master's level early childhood education degree. Overall, 3,748 students seek degrees in 76 programs at DU.

15. Governors State University

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

Governors State University is located in the suburbs of University Park, Illinois. GSU offers two programs in early childhood education. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education by this school and one master's level degree in early childhood education. Overall, 5,660 students pursue degrees in 57 programs at this school.

16. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is in Carbondale, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in early childhood education. Overall, 20,037 students seek degrees in 218 programs at this university.

17. Roosevelt University

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

Roosevelt University offers two programs in early childhood education. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education by this school and one degree at the master's level in early childhood education. This medium-sized school is located in the center of Chicago.

18. Greenville College

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

Greenville College offers one early childhood education program. Overall, 1,605 students pursue degrees in 56 programs at this school.

19. DePaul University

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

DePaul University offers two early childhood education programs. Of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in early childhood education by DePaul and one degree at the master's level in early childhood education. This large school is in the center of Chicago. 25,145 students seek degrees in 247 programs at this school, overall. This school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

20. Bradley University

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

Bradley University offers one early childhood education program and BU, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Peoria, IL. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

21. Olivet Nazarene University

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

Olivet Nazarene University is in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois and it offers one early childhood education program. Overall, 4,550 students seek degrees in 89 programs at this school.

22. Triton College

2000 5th Ave
River Grove, IL 60171-1995
(708) 456-0300x3130

Triton College is in the suburbs of River Grove, Illinois and this college offers one program in early childhood education. 15,253 students pursue degrees in 69 Triton College programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks first in the state of Illinois.

23. 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 near the center of the city. It offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education by this university and one master's level degree in early childhood education. Overall, 43,862 students pursue degrees in 358 U of I programs. This university is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education programs.

24. Northern Illinois University

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

Northern Illinois University offers two programs in early childhood education. Of those, it offers one early childhood education degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level degree in early childhood education. This public university is in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois. It is one of 10 research universities in Illinois.

25. Oakton Community College

1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268
(847) 635-1600

Oakton Community College, which is near the center of the city, is in Des Plaines, IL and this college offers one early childhood education program. Overall, 11,837 students pursue degrees in 73 Oakton Community College programs. In terms of enrollment, it ranks second in the state of Illinois.

26. The College of Lake County

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

The College of Lake County offers one early childhood education program and it is in the suburbs of Grayslake, Illinois. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education programs.

27. Concordia University - Chicago

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

Concordia University-Chicago is located in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. It offers three programs in early childhood education. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level early childhood education degree by CUC, one master's level degree in early childhood education, and one doctorate level degree in early childhood education. It is a 4-year institution. CUC is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

28. Eastern Illinois University

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

Eastern Illinois University is located in town of Charleston, Illinois and this school offers one program in early childhood education. 11,630 students seek degrees in 89 Eastern Illinois University programs, overall. In terms of programs, this big school is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education.

29. Elmhurst College

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

Elmhurst College offers two programs in early childhood education. Out of those, students are offered one early childhood education degree at the bachelor's level by it and one master's level degree in early childhood education. Elmhurst is located in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

30. Chicago State University

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

Chicago State University offers two early childhood education programs. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level early childhood education degree by it and one early childhood education degree at the master's level. It is a public 4-year institution.

31. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601-2449
(312) 553-5600

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is near the heart of downtown. It offers two early childhood education programs. More specifically, it offers one early childhood education certificate to students and one associate's level early childhood education degree. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This college ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

32. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is located in the suburbs of Edwardsville, Illinois and this university offers one early childhood education program. Overall, 14,133 students seek degrees in 112 programs at SIUE.

33. Millikin University

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

Millikin University offers one early childhood education program and MU, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Decatur, IL. 2,328 students pursue degrees in 44 programs at MU, overall.

34. Illinois State University

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

Illinois State University is in the center of Normal and ISU offers one program in early childhood education. It is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in early childhood education.

35. Saint Xavier University

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

Saint Xavier University is near Chicago, IL. Saint Xavier offers three early childhood education programs. Of those, SXU offers two early childhood education degrees at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level early childhood education degree. Overall, 4,852 students seek degrees in 124 programs at SXU. In terms of programs, Saint Xavier is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education.

36. 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 offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by this college and one early childhood education degree at the associate's level. This community college is 6.9 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering early childhood education.

37. Black Hawk College

6600-34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265-5899
(309) 796-5000

Black Hawk College offers one early childhood education program and this college, which is 4.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Moline, IL. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fourth in the state of Illinois.

38. North Park University

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

North Park University offers one early childhood education program and North Park, which is near the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL. It is a 4-year institution.

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