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Public Relations Schools in Illinois

There are ten schools in the state of Illinois offering public relations programs. In 2010, 474 students graduated from programs at Illinois public relations schools. 446 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 26 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

334 students graduate from programs in Illinois in public relations, on average, per year. This accounts for 7% of public relations students who US schools graduate. More specifically, two students graduated with certificates in public relations, 446 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 26 with a master's level degree.

Ten public relations schools are in this midwestern state. And of these, eight schools are private, while two schools are public. While tuition at a public public relations school is $11,417, private public relations school tuition varies from $20,924 to $32,114.

Average tuition for public relations programs is $25,245. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $11,417 each year, is at Illinois State University, the highest tuition for programs in public relations, which is $32,114 per year, is at Loyola University-Chicago.

Illinois schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees for students pursing public relations.

Public Relations Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

334 students graduate from programs in Illinois in public relations, on average, per year. This accounts for 7% of public relations students who US schools graduate. More specifically, two students graduated with certificates in public relations, 446 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 26 with a master's level degree.

Public Relations Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 2
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 2
  • Bachelor 2006: 198
  • Bachelor 2007: 162
  • Bachelor 2008: 174
  • Bachelor 2009: 332
  • Bachelor 2010: 446
  • Master 2006: 0
  • Master 2007: 32
  • Master 2008: 20
  • Master 2009: 33
  • Master 2010: 26

Public Relations Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 12 public relations programs. Of these programs, 83.3% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level.

Public Relations Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 10
  • Master: 1

Public Relations Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Public Relations Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30840
  • 25th Percentile: 36940
  • Median: 49900
  • 75th Percentile: 70210
  • 90th Percentile: 91810

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers — Salary by Percentile

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 40840
  • 25th Percentile: 57270
  • Median: 79390
  • 75th Percentile: 106750
  • 90th Percentile: 145690

Public Relations Specialists — Employment Trend

Public Relations Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44000
  • Median Salary 2007: 46740
  • Median Salary 2008: 49530
  • Median Salary 2009: 50830
  • Median Salary 2010: 49900
  • Total Employed 2006: 6400
  • Total Employed 2007: 6460
  • Total Employed 2008: 7060
  • Total Employed 2009: 6950
  • Total Employed 2010: 6700

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers — Employment Trend

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 73030
  • Median Salary 2007: 73820
  • Median Salary 2008: 79780
  • Median Salary 2009: 75230
  • Median Salary 2010: 79390
  • Total Employed 2006: 1860
  • Total Employed 2007: 1790
  • Total Employed 2008: 2040
  • Total Employed 2009: 2300
  • Total Employed 2010: 2660

Illinois vs National Public Relations Employment

Illinois vs National Public Relations Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 3.354% (9360)

Public Relations Schools in Illinois

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1. Monmouth College

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

Monmouth College offers one program in public relations. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. It is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering public relations programs.

2. 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 Loyola offers one public relations program. It is a 4-year research institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Illinois offering public relations.

3. Dominican University

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

Dominican University is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois and it offers one public relations program. Dominican is a 4-year institution. Dominican is the eighth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering public relations.

4. Lewis University

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

Lewis University, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is in a rural setting and this school offers one program in public relations. This school ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

5. Roosevelt University

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

Roosevelt University is located in the center of Chicago and this school offers one public relations program. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks fourth in the state of Illinois.

6. Greenville College

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

Greenville College offers one public relations program. This school is a 4-year institution. It ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

7. DePaul University

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

DePaul University is located in the center of Chicago. This school offers two programs in public relations. More specifically, this school offers one public relations degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level public relations degree. Overall, 25,145 students pursue degrees in 247 DePaul University programs. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in public relations.

8. Bradley University

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

Bradley University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Peoria, IL. Bradley offers two programs in public relations. Bradley offers students two bachelor's level public relations degrees. Overall, 5,813 students pursue degrees in 141 Bradley programs. In terms of programs, this mid-sized school is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering public relations.

9. Oakton Community College

1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268
(847) 635-1600

Oakton Community College offers one public relations program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is in Des Plaines, IL. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering public relations.

10. 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 program in public relations. Overall, 21,134 students pursue degrees in 131 Illinois State University programs. In terms of enrollment, ISU ranks second in the state of Illinois.