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Hospitality Schools in Illinois

There are 18 Illinois schools offering hospitality programs. In 2010, 425 students graduated with degrees from Illinois hospitality schools. 206 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 110 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 357 students graduate from hospitality programs in this state every year. This accounts for 2% of hospitality students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 110 students graduated with hospitality certificates, 90 with an associate's level degree, 206 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 19 with a master's level degree.

18 hospitality schools are located in this state. Out of these, while four schools are private, 14 schools are public. While tuition at a private hospitality school varies from $19,225 to $24,500, public hospitality school tuition is $10,468.

Average tuition for hospitality programs is $15,996. The lowest tuition in Illinois, which is $10,468 every year, is at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, while the highest tuition for hospitality programs, which is $24,500 per year, is at Lexington College.

Illinois hospitality schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Hospitality Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 357 students graduate from hospitality programs in this state every year. This accounts for 2% of hospitality students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 110 students graduated with hospitality certificates, 90 with an associate's level degree, 206 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 19 with a master's level degree.

Hospitality Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 66
  • Certificate 2007: 65
  • Certificate 2008: 74
  • Certificate 2009: 94
  • Certificate 2010: 110
  • Associate 2006: 62
  • Associate 2007: 81
  • Associate 2008: 82
  • Associate 2009: 75
  • Associate 2010: 90
  • Bachelor 2006: 56
  • Bachelor 2007: 44
  • Bachelor 2008: 119
  • Bachelor 2009: 163
  • Bachelor 2010: 206
  • Master 2006: 10
  • Master 2007: 8
  • Master 2008: 15
  • Master 2009: 19
  • Master 2010: 19

Hospitality Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in Illinois offer a total of 39 hospitality programs. Of these programs, around 43.6% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Hospitality Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 16
  • Associate: 17
  • Bachelor: 5
  • Master: 1

Travel Guides — Salary by Percentile

Travel Guides — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18940
  • 25th Percentile: 35000
  • Median: 42010
  • 75th Percentile: 52720
  • 90th Percentile: 66530

Food Service Managers — Salary by Percentile

Food Service Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23560
  • 25th Percentile: 32650
  • Median: 44110
  • 75th Percentile: 58910
  • 90th Percentile: 74840

Tour Guides and Escorts — Salary by Percentile

Tour Guides and Escorts — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18730
  • 25th Percentile: 23230
  • Median: 34560
  • 75th Percentile: 53420
  • 90th Percentile: 58780

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop — Salary by Percentile

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17440
  • 25th Percentile: 18080
  • Median: 19130
  • 75th Percentile: 22150
  • 90th Percentile: 25360

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17870
  • 25th Percentile: 18850
  • Median: 21010
  • 75th Percentile: 24570
  • 90th Percentile: 30060

Gaming Managers — Salary by Percentile

Gaming Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42470
  • 25th Percentile: 63340
  • Median: 78000
  • 75th Percentile: 92170
  • 90th Percentile: 138320

Travel Agents — Salary by Percentile

Travel Agents — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21170
  • 25th Percentile: 26920
  • Median: 35260
  • 75th Percentile: 42060
  • 90th Percentile: 48140

Lodging Managers — Salary by Percentile

Lodging Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27800
  • 25th Percentile: 35920
  • Median: 47560
  • 75th Percentile: 68490
  • 90th Percentile: 117420

Concierges — Salary by Percentile

Concierges — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21100
  • 25th Percentile: 25450
  • Median: 29760
  • 75th Percentile: 35750
  • 90th Percentile: 41830

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Salary by Percentile

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19000
  • 25th Percentile: 31960
  • Median: 48600
  • 75th Percentile: 66270
  • 90th Percentile: 83360

Travel Guides — Employment Trend

Travel Guides — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38470
  • Median Salary 2007: 30280
  • Median Salary 2008: 33110
  • Median Salary 2009: 32770
  • Median Salary 2010: 42010
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 85
  • Total Employed 2008: 130
  • Total Employed 2009: 100
  • Total Employed 2010: 50

Concierges — Employment Trend

Concierges — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25320
  • Median Salary 2007: 27370
  • Median Salary 2008: 29190
  • Median Salary 2009: 29400
  • Median Salary 2010: 29760
  • Total Employed 2006: 1240
  • Total Employed 2007: 1440
  • Total Employed 2008: 1280
  • Total Employed 2009: 1060
  • Total Employed 2010: 940

Tour Guides and Escorts — Employment Trend

Tour Guides and Escorts — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18650
  • Median Salary 2007: 19920
  • Median Salary 2008: 20900
  • Median Salary 2009: 27730
  • Median Salary 2010: 34560
  • Total Employed 2006: 880
  • Total Employed 2007: 1070
  • Total Employed 2008: 1180
  • Total Employed 2009: 1220
  • Total Employed 2010: 1130

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop — Employment Trend

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16130
  • Median Salary 2007: 17000
  • Median Salary 2008: 18350
  • Median Salary 2009: 18820
  • Median Salary 2010: 19130
  • Total Employed 2006: 13560
  • Total Employed 2007: 12720
  • Total Employed 2008: 13240
  • Total Employed 2009: 12350
  • Total Employed 2010: 12300

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks — Employment Trend

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18950
  • Median Salary 2007: 19590
  • Median Salary 2008: 19990
  • Median Salary 2009: 20770
  • Median Salary 2010: 21010
  • Total Employed 2006: 5940
  • Total Employed 2007: 6130
  • Total Employed 2008: 6560
  • Total Employed 2009: 6110
  • Total Employed 2010: 5790

Gaming Managers — Employment Trend

Gaming Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 64110
  • Median Salary 2007: 63000
  • Median Salary 2008: 68380
  • Median Salary 2009: 66210
  • Median Salary 2010: 78000
  • Total Employed 2006: 80
  • Total Employed 2007: 70
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 70
  • Total Employed 2010: 60

Travel Agents — Employment Trend

Travel Agents — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25820
  • Median Salary 2007: 30690
  • Median Salary 2008: 32320
  • Median Salary 2009: 34440
  • Median Salary 2010: 35260
  • Total Employed 2006: 6200
  • Total Employed 2007: 5400
  • Total Employed 2008: 5200
  • Total Employed 2009: 4350
  • Total Employed 2010: 4450

Lodging Managers — Employment Trend

Lodging Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 47290
  • Median Salary 2007: 50780
  • Median Salary 2008: 45420
  • Median Salary 2009: 50130
  • Median Salary 2010: 47560
  • Total Employed 2006: 890
  • Total Employed 2007: 920
  • Total Employed 2008: 990
  • Total Employed 2009: 1140
  • Total Employed 2010: 970

Food Service Managers — Employment Trend

Food Service Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 39270
  • Median Salary 2007: 40980
  • Median Salary 2008: 43240
  • Median Salary 2009: 45230
  • Median Salary 2010: 44110
  • Total Employed 2006: 6620
  • Total Employed 2007: 7320
  • Total Employed 2008: 8190
  • Total Employed 2009: 7540
  • Total Employed 2010: 8040

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Employment Trend

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49810
  • Median Salary 2007: 47520
  • Median Salary 2008: 46940
  • Median Salary 2009: 50360
  • Median Salary 2010: 48600
  • Total Employed 2006: 2220
  • Total Employed 2007: 2470
  • Total Employed 2008: 2470
  • Total Employed 2009: 3320
  • Total Employed 2010: 3520

Illinois vs National Hospitality Employment

Illinois vs National Hospitality Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 3.911% (37250)

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1. Danville Area Community College

2000 E Main St
Danville, IL 61832-5118
(217) 443-3222

Danville Area Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1946. This college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Danville, IL. Students are offered 37 certificates and 29 associates level degrees by this college. In 2010, 3,713 students pursued degrees from the 54 programs at this college. This college offers subjects including nursing assisting, counseling, and nursing. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this college. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

2. Northwestern College - Southwestern

7725 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(888) 205-2283

Founded in 1987, Northwestern College-Southwestern is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Bridgeview, Illinois. This school offers subjects including administrative assistant and secretarial science, medical coding, and pharmacy technology. Students are offered 15 certificates and 18 degrees at the associates level by it. 1,244 students sought degrees from the 22 programs at this school in 2010.

3. Kendall College

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

Kendall College, which is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL and Kendall offers one hospitality program. This small school is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering hospitality.

4. Lexington College

310 South Peoria Ste. 512
Chicago, IL 60607-3534
(312) 226-6294

Lexington College, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL. It offers two programs in hospitality. Out of those, Lexington offers students one associate's level hospitality degree and one bachelor's level degree in hospitality. This specialized school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, Lexington is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering hospitality.

5. Ellis University

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

Founded in 2008, Ellis University is a 4-year institution. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. This school offers subjects including forensic accounting and teaching. This very small school offers one certificate, two associates level degrees, 11 degrees at the bachelors level, and five degrees at the masters level to students. 1,338 students pursued degrees from the 15 programs at this school in 2010. It is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission. Ellis is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

6. Lewis University

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

Lewis University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1932. This school, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is in a rural setting. It offers subjects such as public relations, public administration, and business. Students are offered three certificates, three degrees at the associates level, 75 bachelors level degrees, 21 degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level by Lewis. 6,139 students sought degrees from the 88 programs at this school in 2010. Lewis is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

7. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is located in Carbondale, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this university offers one program in hospitality. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. SIUC is the eighth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering hospitality in terms of programs.

8. Roosevelt University

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

Roosevelt University is in the center of Chicago. It offers four hospitality programs. More specifically, students are offered two certificates in hospitality by this school, one degree at the bachelor's level in hospitality, and one master's level hospitality degree. This mid-sized school is a 4-year institution. This school is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering hospitality programs.

9. The College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

The College of DuPage is in the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. It offers three hospitality programs. Of those, this college offers students one hospitality certificate and two degrees at the associate's level in hospitality. Overall, 26,722 students pursue degrees in 120 programs at this college. This community college is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering hospitality.

10. Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
(847) 697-1000

Elgin Community College is 2.5 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in hospitality. It offers students two hospitality certificates. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering hospitality.

11. Lincoln College

300 Keokuk St
Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 732-3155x242

Lincoln College offers three hospitality programs. Out of those, it offers students one hospitality certificate, one hospitality degree at the associate's level, and one degree at the bachelor's level in hospitality. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering hospitality in terms of programs.

12. DePaul University

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

Founded in 1898, DePaul University is a 4-year institution. It is located in the center of Chicago. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Illinois. Students are offered 16 certificates, 102 bachelors level degrees, 120 masters level degrees, and nine doctoral level degrees by it. 25,145 students pursued degrees from the 170 programs at DePaul in 2010. This big school offers subjects including healthcare management and game development. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

13. John A Logan College

700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918-2500
(618) 985-3741

John A Logan College offers one hospitality program and this school is in town of Carterville, Illinois. Overall, 7,431 students seek degrees in 65 John A Logan College programs. In terms of programs, this school is the ninth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering hospitality.

14. Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
(618) 235-2700

Southwestern Illinois College is in Belleville, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in hospitality. 13,221 students pursue degrees in 100 programs at this large school, overall.

15. Triton College

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

Triton College is located in the suburbs of River Grove, Illinois. It offers three hospitality programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in hospitality by it and two associate's level degrees in hospitality. 15,253 students seek degrees in 69 Triton College programs, overall.

16. Lincoln Land Community College

5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
(217) 786-2200

Lincoln Land Community College offers two programs in hospitality. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in hospitality by it and one associate's level hospitality degree. This college, which is 4.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Springfield, IL. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

17. Richland Community College

One College Pk
Decatur, IL 62521-8512
(217) 875-7200

Richland Community College is located in Decatur, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in hospitality. Of those, students are offered one certificate in hospitality by it and one degree at the associate's level in hospitality. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

18. Harper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
(847) 925-6000

Harper College offers two hospitality programs. Specifically, this school offers students one hospitality certificate and one degree at the associate's level in hospitality. This school is in the suburbs of Palatine, Illinois. It is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

19. Parkland College

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

Parkland College offers two hospitality programs. Students are offered two associate's level hospitality degrees by it. This college, which is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Champaign, IL. 9,715 students seek degrees in 71 programs at this college, overall.

20. Northwestern College

4829 North Lipps Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 777-4220

Founded in 1902, Northwestern College is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is 9.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. This school offers 14 certificates and 18 associates level degrees to students. In 2010, 842 students sought degrees from the 21 programs at this school. This liberal arts college offers subjects including allied health, video game design, and pharmacy technology. 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.

21. Illinois Central College

One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

Illinois Central College offers one program in hospitality and this college, which is just a few miles from East Peoria, is located in a rural area. 13,078 students pursue degrees in 99 programs at this public college, overall. In terms of programs, it is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering hospitality.

22. 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 center of the city. It offers two programs in hospitality. Specifically, this college offers students one certificate in hospitality and one degree at the associate's level in hospitality. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

23. Moraine Valley Community College

9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
(708) 974-4300

Moraine Valley Community College is located in the suburbs of Palos Hills, Illinois. This college offers four hospitality programs. Of those, students are offered two hospitality certificates by it and two degrees at the associate's level in hospitality. Overall, 17,387 students pursue degrees in 73 programs at this college. This college is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering hospitality in terms of programs.

24. Joliet Junior College

1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431-8938
(815) 729-9020

Joliet Junior College is located in Joliet, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three programs in hospitality. Out of those, it offers students one hospitality certificate and two hospitality degrees at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in hospitality.

25. Robert Morris University Illinois

401 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 935-6800

Founded in 1913, Robert Morris University Illinois is a 4-year institution. This school is located in the center of Chicago. Students are offered 12 certificates, 19 degrees at the associates level, four degrees at the bachelors level, and three degrees at the masters level by this school. 4,558 students pursued degrees from the 24 programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects such as nursing, design, and business. This school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

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