OpenSite

Get Started!

School Finder

Start here to find your school

1
2
3

Ministry Schools in Illinois

There are 17 schools in the state of Illinois offering ministry programs. 480 students graduated with degrees from Illinois ministry schools in 2010. 377 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 96 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

420 students graduate from programs in Illinois in ministry, on average, per year. This accounts for 6% of ministry students who US schools graduate. More specifically, two students graduated with certificates in ministry, 96 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 377 with a master's level degree, and five with a degree at the doctorate level.

17 ministry schools are located in this state. Out of these, 17 schools are private. Private ministry school tuition varies from $9,968 to $32,114.

Average tuition for ministry programs is $25,222. The highest tuition for programs in ministry, which is $32,114 each year, is at Loyola University-Chicago, while the lowest tuition in this state is at the Moody Bible Institute.

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

Ministry Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

420 students graduate from programs in Illinois in ministry, on average, per year. This accounts for 6% of ministry students who US schools graduate. More specifically, two students graduated with certificates in ministry, 96 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 377 with a master's level degree, and five with a degree at the doctorate level.

Ministry Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1
  • Certificate 2007: 1
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 2
  • Certificate 2010: 2
  • Bachelor 2006: 38
  • Bachelor 2007: 37
  • Bachelor 2008: 34
  • Bachelor 2009: 61
  • Bachelor 2010: 96
  • Master 2006: 0
  • Master 2007: 0
  • Master 2008: 0
  • Master 2009: 92
  • Master 2010: 377
  • Doctorate 2006: 283
  • Doctorate 2007: 327
  • Doctorate 2008: 327
  • Doctorate 2009: 209
  • Doctorate 2010: 5

Ministry Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in Illinois offer a total of 26 programs in ministry. Of these programs, 61.5% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the doctoral level.

Ministry Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 2
  • Bachelor: 7
  • Master: 16
  • Doctorate: 1

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

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

Religious Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Religious Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18130
  • 25th Percentile: 19400
  • Median: 30740
  • 75th Percentile: 41780
  • 90th Percentile: 49670

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

Religious Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Religious Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26025
  • Median Salary 2007: 27020
  • Median Salary 2008: 29030
  • Median Salary 2009: 29340
  • Median Salary 2010: 30740
  • Total Employed 2006: 615
  • Total Employed 2007: 620
  • Total Employed 2008: 650
  • Total Employed 2009: 620
  • Total Employed 2010: 300

Illinois vs National Ministry Employment

Illinois vs National Ministry Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 3.887% (1940)

Ministry Schools in Illinois

1-18 of 18

Change Your Location

Degrees Available

Campus Setting

Acceptance Rate

% - %

Graduation Rate

% - %

Total Student Population

-

Average Math SAT

-

Average Verbal SAT

-

Average ACT Score

-

In-State Tuition

$ - $

Out-of-State Tuition

$ - $

1. The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

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

The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, which is 1.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Evanston, IL and this school offers one program in ministry. Overall, 349 students pursue degrees in nine programs at this school. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in ministry.

2. Judson University

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

Judson University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Elgin, IL and this school offers one program in ministry. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. It ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

3. Lincoln Christian University

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

Lincoln Christian University offers three ministry programs. Specifically, LCU offers one ministry degree at the bachelor's level to students, one master's level degree in ministry, and one ministry degree at the doctorate level. This school is a 4-year institution.

4. The McCormick Theological Seminary

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

The McCormick Theological Seminary offers one program in ministry and this school, which is near the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL. It is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering ministry programs.

5. The Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

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

The Northern Baptist Theological Seminary is in the suburbs of Lombard, Illinois. Northern offers two programs in ministry. This school offers two master's level ministry degrees to students. This school is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in ministry.

6. The Catholic Theological Union at Chicago

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

The Catholic Theological Union at Chicago is 6.0 miles from the center of the city and this school offers one program in ministry. CTU is a 4-year institution. CTU ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

7. 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 ML offers one ministry program. This school is a 4-year institution.

8. 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 and it offers one ministry program.

9. The Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

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

The Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Evanston, IL. This school offers two ministry programs. Specifically, Seabury offers one certificate in ministry to students and one ministry degree at the master's level. 38 students pursue degrees in eight Seabury programs, overall.

10. The University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1234

The University of Chicago is a 4-year research institution, founded in 1890. UC, which is 6.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL. It offers subjects including film and computer science. Students are offered 48 degrees at the bachelors level, 65 masters level degrees, and 73 degrees at the doctoral level by this big university. 15,152 students pursued degrees from the 96 programs at this university in 2010. This university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

11. The Moody Bible Institute

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

The Moody Bible Institute offers two programs in ministry. Out of those, Moody offers students one ministry degree at the bachelor's level and one ministry degree at the master's level. Moody, which is near the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL. MBI is a 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks fourth in the state of Illinois.

12. The Chicago Theological Seminary

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

The Chicago Theological Seminary is 6.3 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in ministry.

13. The Urbana Theological Seminary

314 E Daniel St
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 365-9005

The Urbana Theological Seminary, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Champaign, IL and UTS offers one program in ministry.

14. 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 and it offers one ministry program. 15,951 students pursue degrees in 224 programs at this large university, overall. Loyola is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in ministry.

15. Greenville College

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

Greenville College offers two ministry programs. It offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in ministry. 1,605 students seek degrees in 56 GC programs, overall. This liberal arts college is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in ministry.

16. 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 offers two programs in ministry. Of those, students are offered one ministry certificate by LSTC and one master's level degree in ministry. This school is near the heart of downtown. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering ministry.

17. Olivet Nazarene University

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

Olivet Nazarene University offers two programs in ministry. Specifically, Olivet offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in ministry and one master's level degree in ministry. It is in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois. 4,550 students seek degrees in 89 ONU programs, overall.

18. North Park University

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

North Park University offers two programs in ministry. Of those, students are offered one ministry degree at the bachelor's level by this school and one degree at the master's level in ministry. This small school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in ministry.