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Journalism Schools in Illinois

There are 19 schools in the state of Illinois offering journalism programs. 1,115 students graduated from programs at Illinois journalism schools in 2010. 859 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 253 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

1,055 students graduate from journalism programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 7% of journalism students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, two students graduated with certificates in journalism, 859 with a bachelor's level degree, 253 with a master's level degree, and one with a degree at the doctorate level.

19 journalism schools are located in this state. Out of these, 11 schools are private, while eight schools are public. While tuition at a public journalism school varies from $8,101 to $13,096, private journalism school tuition varies from $19,610 to $40,223.

Average tuition for programs in journalism is $22,175. While the highest tuition for journalism programs, which is $40,223 each year, is at Northwestern University, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $8,101 each year, is at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Illinois schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing journalism.

Journalism Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

1,055 students graduate from journalism programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 7% of journalism students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, two students graduated with certificates in journalism, 859 with a bachelor's level degree, 253 with a master's level degree, and one with a degree at the doctorate level.

Journalism Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 1
  • Certificate 2009: 2
  • Certificate 2010: 2
  • Bachelor 2006: 691
  • Bachelor 2007: 791
  • Bachelor 2008: 768
  • Bachelor 2009: 845
  • Bachelor 2010: 859
  • Master 2006: 233
  • Master 2007: 244
  • Master 2008: 226
  • Master 2009: 236
  • Master 2010: 253
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 0
  • Doctorate 2009: 0
  • Doctorate 2010: 1

Journalism Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in this state offer a total of 31 programs in journalism. Of these programs, about 61.3% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Journalism Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 2
  • Bachelor: 19
  • Master: 9
  • Doctorate: 1

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

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

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

Illinois vs National Journalism Employment

Illinois vs National Journalism Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.626% (2350)

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1. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 629-6100

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is in the center of Chicago and it offers one journalism program. SAIC is one of 2 art colleges in Illinois. This college ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

2. Benedictine University

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

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is a 4-year institution. This school is located in the suburbs of Lisle, Illinois. Students are offered one certificate, one degree at the associates level, 52 degrees at the bachelors level, 18 masters level degrees, and two degrees at the doctoral level by this school. 6,892 students pursued degrees from the 69 programs at this mid-sized school in 2010. This school offers subjects including sports management and management. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school.

3. Columbia College - Chicago

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

Columbia College-Chicago is in the center of Chicago. It offers three programs in journalism. Out of those, it offers students one journalism certificate, one journalism degree at the bachelor's level, and one degree at the master's level in journalism. It is a 4-year institution.

4. Loyola University - Chicago

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

Loyola University-Chicago offers one program in journalism and it is near the heart of downtown. Loyola is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

5. 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 journalism program. Overall, 3,748 students seek degrees in 76 Dominican University programs.

6. Lewis University

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

Lewis University is located in Romeoville, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in journalism.

7. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers four journalism programs. Of those, it offers students one journalism degree at the bachelor's level, two journalism degrees at the master's level, and one degree at the doctorate level in journalism. SIUC, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is located in a rural setting. Overall, 20,037 students pursue degrees in 218 SIUC programs. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Illinois offering journalism.

8. The University of Illinois at Springfield

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

The University of Illinois at Springfield is near the heart of downtown and UIS offers one journalism program. 5,174 students seek degrees in 68 programs at this school, overall. This medium-sized school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering journalism programs.

9. Roosevelt University

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

Roosevelt University is located in the center of Chicago. This school offers three programs in journalism. Out of those, it offers two bachelor's level journalism degrees to students and one master's level journalism degree.

10. DePaul University

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

DePaul University is located in the center of Chicago. It offers two journalism programs. Out of those, this school offers one bachelor's level degree in journalism to students and one journalism degree at the master's level. DePaul is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering journalism in terms of programs.

11. Bradley University

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

Bradley University, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Peoria, IL. It offers two programs in journalism. Students are offered two journalism degrees at the bachelor's level by this school. This school is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering journalism in terms of programs.

12. Olivet Nazarene University

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

Olivet Nazarene University is in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois and this school offers one program in journalism. Overall, 4,550 students pursue degrees in 89 programs at ONU.

13. 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 heart of downtown. It offers three programs in journalism. Out of those, students are offered two bachelor's level journalism degrees by the U of I and one master's level journalism degree. The U of I is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. It ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

14. Harper College

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

Harper College is in the suburbs of Palatine, Illinois and this school offers one program in journalism. It is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering journalism.

15. Northern Illinois University

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

Northern Illinois University is in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois and it offers one journalism program. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering journalism programs.

16. Eastern Illinois University

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

Eastern Illinois University is located in town of Charleston, Illinois and it offers one program in journalism. This school is a public 4-year institution.

17. 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 journalism program. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering journalism programs.

18. Western Illinois University

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

Western Illinois University is in Macomb, IL and it offers one program in journalism. This public school is a public 4-year institution.

19. Illinois State University

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

Illinois State University is located in the center of Normal and ISU offers one journalism program. It is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, ISU is the tenth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering journalism.

20. The Illinois Institute of Technology

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

Founded in 1940, the Illinois Institute of Technology is a 4-year research institution. IIT, which is 3.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. It offers 31 degrees at the bachelors level, 61 degrees at the masters level, and 22 doctoral level degrees to students. 7,774 students pursued degrees from the 73 programs at IIT in 2010. It offers subjects including architecture, communications, and physics. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 10 research universities in Illinois.

21. Northwestern University

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

Northwestern University offers two programs in journalism. More specifically, students are offered one journalism degree at the bachelor's level by Northwestern and one master's level degree in journalism. NU, which is near the center of the city, is in Evanston, IL. NU is a 4-year research institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in journalism.

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