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Public Administration Schools in Illinois

There are 12 Illinois schools offering public administration programs. In 2010, 513 students graduated from programs at Illinois public administration schools. 504 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and eight students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

477 students graduate from programs in Illinois in public administration, on average, every year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from public administration programs. Of those, eight students graduated with a public administration degree at the bachelor's level, 504 with a degree at the master's level, and one with a degree at the doctorate level.

12 public administration schools are in this state. And of these, while six schools are private, six schools are public. While public public administration school tuition varies from $8,101 to $12,053, private public administration school tuition varies from $14,996 to $40,223.

Average tuition for public administration programs is $21,906. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $8,101 every year, is at the University of Illinois at Springfield, the highest tuition for public administration programs, which is $40,223 per year, is at Northwestern University.

Illinois public administration schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Public Administration Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

477 students graduate from programs in Illinois in public administration, on average, every year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from public administration programs. Of those, eight students graduated with a public administration degree at the bachelor's level, 504 with a degree at the master's level, and one with a degree at the doctorate level.

Public Administration Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Bachelor 2006: 16
  • Bachelor 2007: 13
  • Bachelor 2008: 12
  • Bachelor 2009: 5
  • Bachelor 2010: 8
  • Master 2006: 260
  • Master 2007: 406
  • Master 2008: 428
  • Master 2009: 457
  • Master 2010: 504
  • Doctorate 2006: 3
  • Doctorate 2007: 3
  • Doctorate 2008: 2
  • Doctorate 2009: 9
  • Doctorate 2010: 1

Public Administration Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 15 public administration programs. Of these programs, approximately 66% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the doctoral level.

Public Administration Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 3
  • Master: 10
  • Doctorate: 1

Career Trends

Legislators — Salary by Percentile

Legislators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17440
  • 25th Percentile: 17450
  • Median: 18380
  • 75th Percentile: 19440
  • 90th Percentile: 79620

Economists — Salary by Percentile

Economists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 51600
  • 25th Percentile: 66550
  • Median: 88520
  • 75th Percentile: 121620
  • 90th Percentile: 148980

Career Trends

Legislators — Employment Trend

Legislators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 14600
  • Median Salary 2007: 15120
  • Median Salary 2008: 16150
  • Median Salary 2009: 16550
  • Median Salary 2010: 18380
  • Total Employed 2006: 4630
  • Total Employed 2007: 5830
  • Total Employed 2008: 5020
  • Total Employed 2009: 5420
  • Total Employed 2010: 4900

Economists — Employment Trend

Economists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 78130
  • Median Salary 2007: 80140
  • Median Salary 2008: 87180
  • Median Salary 2009: 87890
  • Median Salary 2010: 88520
  • Total Employed 2006: 230
  • Total Employed 2007: 350
  • Total Employed 2008: 400
  • Total Employed 2009: 510
  • Total Employed 2010: 500

Illinois vs National Public Administration Employment

Illinois vs National Public Administration Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 6.839% (5400)

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1. Augustana College

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

Augustana College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Rock Island, IL and it offers one program in public administration. Overall, 2,532 students pursue degrees in 54 programs at Augustana. It is the third largest institution in the state of Illinois offering public administration.

2. Blackburn College

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

Blackburn College offers one public administration program and it is located in Carlinville, IL. This very small school is a 4-year institution. Blackburn is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering public administration in terms of programs.

3. Governors State University

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

Governors State University is in the suburbs of University Park, Illinois and this school offers one program in public administration. 5,660 students pursue degrees in 57 programs at GSU, overall. This small school is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering public administration.

4. 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.

5. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers one program in public administration and this university, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is located in a rural setting. 20,037 students pursue degrees in 218 programs at this university, overall. This university is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering public administration programs.

6. The University of Illinois at Springfield

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

The University of Illinois at Springfield offers two public administration programs. More specifically, students are offered one master's level public administration degree by it and one doctorate level degree in public administration. UIS is 4.0 miles from the center of the city. This school is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

7. Roosevelt University

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

Roosevelt University is located in the center of Chicago. It offers two programs in public administration. More specifically, this school offers students one bachelor's level public administration degree and one master's level degree in public administration. It is a 4-year institution. It is the ninth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering public administration.

8. DePaul University

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

DePaul University is in the center of Chicago. This school offers two public administration programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in public administration to students and one degree at the master's level in public administration. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in public administration.

9. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public, 4-year, research institution. Illinois, which is near the center of the city, is in Champaign, IL. It is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois. It offers subjects including communications and public administration. Illinois offers students 11 certificates, 131 bachelors level degrees, 124 masters level degrees, and 92 doctoral level degrees. 43,862 students pursued degrees from the 182 programs at this university in 2010. This university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. UIUC is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

10. Northern Illinois University

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

Northern Illinois University offers one public administration program and it is located in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. NIU is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in public administration.

11. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers one public administration program and it is located in the suburbs of Edwardsville, Illinois. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

12. The Illinois Institute of Technology

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

The Illinois Institute of Technology, which is 3.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL and IIT offers one program in public administration. Illinois Tech is a 4-year research institution. This university ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

13. 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 heart of downtown and this university offers one public administration program. Overall, 27,850 students pursue degrees in 206 UIC programs. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks second in the state of Illinois.

14. Northwestern University

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

Northwestern University, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is in Evanston, IL and this university offers one program in public administration. 20,481 students seek degrees in 315 Northwestern programs, overall. This university ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.