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Political Science Schools in Illinois

There are 46 schools in the state of Illinois offering political science programs. In 2010, 2,119 students graduated from programs at Illinois political science schools. 1,926 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 157 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 2,116 students graduate from political science programs in Illinois every year. This accounts for 4% of students who US schools graduate from political science programs. More specifically, 1,926 students graduated with a bachelor's level degree in political science, 157 with a degree at the master's level, and 36 with a degree at the doctorate level.

46 political science schools are in this state. And out of these, 34 schools are private, while 12 schools are public. Private political science school tuition varies from $14,996 to $42,041, while tuition at a public political science school varies from $7,492 to $13,096.

Average tuition for programs in political science is $22,631. The highest tuition for political science programs, which is $42,041 per year, is at the University of Chicago, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,492 every year, is at Northeastern Illinois University.

Illinois schools offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in political science.

Political Science Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 2,116 students graduate from political science programs in Illinois every year. This accounts for 4% of students who US schools graduate from political science programs. More specifically, 1,926 students graduated with a bachelor's level degree in political science, 157 with a degree at the master's level, and 36 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Political Science Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 1723
  • Bachelor 2007: 1851
  • Bachelor 2008: 1933
  • Bachelor 2009: 1843
  • Bachelor 2010: 1926
  • Master 2006: 154
  • Master 2007: 162
  • Master 2008: 144
  • Master 2009: 142
  • Master 2010: 157
  • Doctorate 2006: 30
  • Doctorate 2007: 35
  • Doctorate 2008: 36
  • Doctorate 2009: 41
  • Doctorate 2010: 36

Political Science Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in this state offer a total of 66 political science programs. Of these programs, approximately 68.2% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Political Science Program Availability in Illinois

  • Bachelor: 45
  • Master: 14
  • Doctorate: 7

Career Trends

Political Scientists — Salary by Percentile

Political Scientists — Salary by Percentile

Political Scientists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30020
  • 25th Percentile: 34990
  • Median: 43380
  • 75th Percentile: 68890
  • 90th Percentile: 86560

Career Trends

Political Scientists — Employment Trend

Political Scientists — Employment Trend

Political Scientists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 39980
  • Median Salary 2007: 41510
  • Median Salary 2008: 42985
  • Median Salary 2009: 44460
  • Median Salary 2010: 43380
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 40
  • Total Employed 2009: 40
  • Total Employed 2010: 60

Illinois vs National Political Science Employment

Illinois vs National Political Science Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 1.342% (60)

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1. Rockford College

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

Rockford College is 3.9 miles from the heart of downtown and Rockford offers one political science program. It is a 4-year institution.

2. Wheaton College

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

Wheaton College is located in the suburbs of Wheaton, Illinois and Wheaton offers one political science program. Wheaton is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

3. Lake Forest College

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

Lake Forest College is in the suburbs of Lake Forest, Illinois and Lake Forest offers one political science program. Overall, 1,443 students pursue degrees in 29 Lake Forest College programs.

4. Quincy University

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

Quincy University offers one political science program. It is a 4-year institution.

5. Benedictine University

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

Benedictine University offers one program in political science and this school is in the suburbs of Lisle, Illinois. Overall, 6,892 students pursue degrees in 74 programs at this mid-sized school.

6. Northeastern Illinois University

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

Northeastern Illinois University offers two programs in political science. More specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level political science degree and one master's level political science degree. NEIU, which is 8.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL. 11,746 students seek degrees in 69 Northeastern Illinois University programs, overall. NEIU is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science in terms of programs.

7. Illinois Wesleyan University

1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-1000

Illinois Wesleyan University is located in the center of Bloomington and Illinios Wesleyan offers one program in political science. Overall, 2,094 students pursue degrees in 38 programs at this school. IWU is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science programs.

8. Knox College

2 E South St
Galesburg, IL 61401-9999
(309) 341-7000

Knox College is in town of Galesburg, Illinois and it offers one program in political science. Knox is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. Knox is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science programs.

9. Trinity Christian College

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

Trinity Christian College offers one program in political science and Trinity is located in the suburbs of Palos Heights, Illinois. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

10. Augustana College

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

Augustana College, which is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Rock Island, IL and Augustana offers one political science program. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

11. The University of Chicago

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

The University of Chicago offers three political science programs. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in political science by UC, one political science degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in political science. It is 6.3 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

12. Eureka College

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

Eureka College offers one program in political science. Overall, 782 students seek degrees in 30 Eureka College programs.

13. Monmouth College

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

Monmouth College offers one political science program. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

14. Principia College

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

Principia College, which is very close to Elsah, Illinois, is in a rural setting and this school offers one program in political science. Overall, 532 students pursue degrees in 29 programs at Principia.

15. Illinois College

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

Illinois College offers one program in political science and it is in Jacksonville, IL. It is a 4-year institution.

16. National-Louis University

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

National-Louis University is located in the center of Chicago and it offers one program in political science. 6,154 students pursue degrees in 77 National Louis programs, overall.

17. Blackburn College

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

Blackburn College is in town of Carlinville, Illinois and it offers one program in political science. Overall, 598 students pursue degrees in 31 Blackburn College programs. In terms of programs, it is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science.

18. Loyola University - Chicago

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

Loyola University-Chicago is near the center of the city. Loyola offers three programs in political science. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in political science by it, one degree at the master's level in political science, and one doctorate level political science degree. It is a 4-year research institution.

19. Dominican University

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

Dominican University is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois and Dominican offers one political science program. This school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science.

20. Governors State University

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

Governors State University offers one political science program and this school is located in the suburbs of University Park, Illinois. Overall, 5,660 students seek degrees in 57 Governors State University programs.

21. Lewis University

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

Lewis University offers one political science program and this school, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is in a rural area. Lewis is a 4-year institution.

22. 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. This university offers three political science programs. Out of those, this university offers one degree at the bachelor's level in political science to students, one degree at the master's level in political science, and one degree at the doctorate level in political science. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

23. The University of Illinois at Springfield

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

The University of Illinois at Springfield is 4.0 miles from the center of the city. This school offers two programs in political science. Specifically, this medium-sized school offers one bachelor's level political science degree to students and one political science degree at the master's level. This school is a public 4-year institution.

24. The University of St Francis

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

The University of St Francis offers one political science program and USF, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Joliet, IL.

25. Roosevelt University

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

Roosevelt University is in the center of Chicago. It offers two political science programs. Specifically, it offers students one political science degree at the bachelor's level and one master's level degree in political science. Overall, 6,766 students seek degrees in 113 Roosevelt University programs. This school is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science in terms of programs.

26. DePaul University

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

DePaul University is located in the center of Chicago and this school offers one political science program. It is a 4-year institution.

27. Bradley University

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

Bradley University offers one program in political science and BU, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Peoria, IL. 5,813 students seek degrees in 141 Bradley programs, overall.

28. Olivet Nazarene University

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

Olivet Nazarene University offers one program in political science and it is in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

29. 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 heart of downtown. It offers three programs in political science. Of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in political science by UIUC, one degree at the master's level in political science, and one degree at the doctorate level in political science. UIUC is a public, 4-year, research institution.

30. McKendree University

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

McKendree University is in the suburbs of Lebanon, Illinois and McKendree offers one political science program. Overall, 3,299 students seek degrees in 54 programs at McK.

31. Northern Illinois University

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

Northern Illinois University offers three political science programs. Of those, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in political science, one master's level degree in political science, and one doctorate level degree in political science. NIU is located in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois. Overall, 23,850 students seek degrees in 131 programs at Northern Illinois. In terms of programs, this public university is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science.

32. Aurora University

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

Aurora University is located in the suburbs of Aurora, Illinois and it offers one program in political science.

33. 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 and this school offers one political science program. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, it is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science.

34. Eastern Illinois University

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

Eastern Illinois University offers two programs in political science. Specifically, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in political science and one degree at the master's level in political science. This large school is in Charleston, IL. This school is a public 4-year institution.

35. North Central College

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

North Central College offers one program in political science and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Naperville, IL. This school is a 4-year institution.

36. Elmhurst College

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

Elmhurst College is in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois and it offers one program in political science. Elmhurst is a 4-year institution.

37. Chicago State University

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

Chicago State University offers one program in political science. CSU is a public 4-year institution. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science in terms of programs.

38. Western Illinois University

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

Western Illinois University is located in town of Macomb, Illinois. This school offers two political science programs. Of those, this public school offers one bachelor's level political science degree to students and one master's level degree in political science. It is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

39. 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 and it offers one program in political science. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the tenth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science.

40. Millikin University

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

Millikin University offers one political science program and this school, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Decatur, IL. It is a 4-year institution.

41. Illinois State University

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

Illinois State University is located in the center of Normal. Illinois State offers two political science programs. More specifically, this large school offers students one bachelor's level degree in political science and one degree at the master's level in political science. It is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. This school is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science.

42. Saint Xavier University

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

Saint Xavier University offers one political science program and it is near Chicago, IL. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in political science.

43. 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 located in Chicago, IL and Illinois Tech offers one program in political science. It is a 4-year research institution.

44. The University of Illinois at Chicago

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

The University of Illinois at Chicago is 1.2 miles from the center of the city. It offers three political science programs. More specifically, it offers one political science degree at the bachelor's level to students, one degree at the master's level in political science, and one doctorate level political science degree. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

45. North Park University

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

North Park University offers one program in political science and North Park, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL. Overall, 3,233 students pursue degrees in 61 NPU programs.

46. Northwestern University

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

Northwestern University offers three political science programs. Specifically, students are offered one political science degree at the bachelor's level by it, one master's level degree in political science, and one political science degree at the doctorate level. This university, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Evanston, IL. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering political science programs.