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Social Work Schools in Illinois

There are 43 schools in the state of Illinois offering social work programs. In 2010, 1,943 students graduated from programs at Illinois social work schools. 1,232 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 569 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,860 students graduate from social work programs in this state per year. This accounts for 5% of social work students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 22 students graduated with certificates in social work, 94 with an associate's level degree, 569 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 1,232 with a degree at the master's level, and 26 with a doctorate level degree.

43 social work schools are located in Illinois. Out of these, 16 schools are private, while 27 schools are public. Public social work school tuition varies from $7,492 to $13,096, while tuition at a private social work school varies from $8,400 to $42,041.

Average tuition for social work programs is $20,041. The lowest tuition in Illinois, which is $7,492 each year, is at Northeastern Illinois University, while the highest tuition for social work programs, which is $42,041 every year, is at the University of Chicago.

Illinois schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing social work.

Social Work Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,860 students graduate from social work programs in this state per year. This accounts for 5% of social work students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 22 students graduated with certificates in social work, 94 with an associate's level degree, 569 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 1,232 with a degree at the master's level, and 26 with a doctorate level degree.

Social Work Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 16
  • Certificate 2007: 14
  • Certificate 2008: 20
  • Certificate 2009: 14
  • Certificate 2010: 22
  • Associate 2006: 87
  • Associate 2007: 113
  • Associate 2008: 96
  • Associate 2009: 94
  • Associate 2010: 94
  • Bachelor 2006: 524
  • Bachelor 2007: 564
  • Bachelor 2008: 633
  • Bachelor 2009: 636
  • Bachelor 2010: 569
  • Master 2006: 958
  • Master 2007: 932
  • Master 2008: 1003
  • Master 2009: 1157
  • Master 2010: 1232
  • Doctorate 2006: 14
  • Doctorate 2007: 15
  • Doctorate 2008: 26
  • Doctorate 2009: 27
  • Doctorate 2010: 26

Social Work Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 63 social work programs. Of these programs, around 34.9% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the associates level, and the doctoral level.

Social Work Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 9
  • Associate: 14
  • Bachelor: 22
  • Master: 14
  • Doctorate: 4

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22380
  • 25th Percentile: 28580
  • Median: 34790
  • 75th Percentile: 44220
  • 90th Percentile: 60610

Social Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Social Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28730
  • 25th Percentile: 40470
  • Median: 56080
  • 75th Percentile: 67420
  • 90th Percentile: 73660

Healthcare Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Healthcare Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28290
  • 25th Percentile: 36720
  • Median: 49420
  • 75th Percentile: 64240
  • 90th Percentile: 75310

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24450
  • 25th Percentile: 35280
  • Median: 52060
  • 75th Percentile: 68510
  • 90th Percentile: 84480

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17990
  • 25th Percentile: 22500
  • Median: 32690
  • 75th Percentile: 49660
  • 90th Percentile: 69030

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Employment Trend

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30750
  • Median Salary 2007: 32700
  • Median Salary 2008: 33010
  • Median Salary 2009: 35270
  • Median Salary 2010: 34790
  • Total Employed 2006: 3430
  • Total Employed 2007: 3360
  • Total Employed 2008: 4600
  • Total Employed 2009: 5570
  • Total Employed 2010: 4600

Social Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Social Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37940
  • Median Salary 2007: 51420
  • Median Salary 2008: 53940
  • Median Salary 2009: 51060
  • Median Salary 2010: 56080
  • Total Employed 2006: 3700
  • Total Employed 2007: 5910
  • Total Employed 2008: 5760
  • Total Employed 2009: 5440
  • Total Employed 2010: 5010

Healthcare Social Workers — Employment Trend

Healthcare Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42770
  • Median Salary 2007: 45470
  • Median Salary 2008: 47400
  • Median Salary 2009: 47910
  • Median Salary 2010: 49420
  • Total Employed 2006: 3720
  • Total Employed 2007: 3560
  • Total Employed 2008: 3720
  • Total Employed 2009: 4260
  • Total Employed 2010: 3980

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Employment Trend

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 48730
  • Median Salary 2007: 47270
  • Median Salary 2008: 51970
  • Median Salary 2009: 51110
  • Median Salary 2010: 52060
  • Total Employed 2006: 14250
  • Total Employed 2007: 12580
  • Total Employed 2008: 12340
  • Total Employed 2009: 13130
  • Total Employed 2010: 13640

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Employment Trend

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 31230
  • Median Salary 2007: 32590
  • Median Salary 2008: 32310
  • Median Salary 2009: 34910
  • Median Salary 2010: 32690
  • Total Employed 2006: 5320
  • Total Employed 2007: 4920
  • Total Employed 2008: 5570
  • Total Employed 2009: 5400
  • Total Employed 2010: 4880

Illinois vs National Social Work Employment

Illinois vs National Social Work Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.453% (32110)

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1. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Wabash Valley College

2200 College Drive
Mount Carmel, IL 62863
(618) 393-2982

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College is located in town of Mount Carmel, Illinois and it offers one program in social work. 5,584 students seek degrees in 37 Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College programs, overall. In terms of programs, this community college is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work.

2. Springfield College in Illinois

1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702-2694
(217) 525-1420

Founded in 1929, Springfield College in Illinois is a 2-year institution. This school, which is 2.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Springfield, IL. It offers subjects such as social work, liberal arts, and engineering. Students are offered 22 associates level degrees by it. In 2010, 145 students pursued degrees from the 22 programs at this school. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it.

3. Sauk Valley Community College

173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 288-5511

Sauk Valley Community College is in Dixon, IL and it offers one social work program. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in social work.

4. MacMurray College

447 E. College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2590
(217) 479-7000

MacMurray College is located in town of Jacksonville, Illinois and MacMurray offers one social work program. Overall, 528 students pursue degrees in 24 Mac programs. It is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work programs.

5. Quincy University

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

Quincy University offers one program in social work. QU is a 4-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in social work.

6. Northeastern Illinois University

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

Northeastern Illinois University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL and it offers one social work program. Overall, 11,746 students pursue degrees in 69 Northeastern Illinois University programs.

7. Shawnee Community College

8364 Shawnee College Rd
Ullin, IL 62992
(618) 634-3200

Shawnee Community College is in Ullin, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in social work. It is a public 2-year institution.

8. Saint Augustine College

1333-45 W Argyle
Chicago, IL 60640-3593
(773) 878-8756

Saint Augustine College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL and it offers one social work program.

9. Trinity Christian College

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

Trinity Christian College is in the suburbs of Palos Heights, Illinois and it offers one social work program. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

10. Illinois Valley Community College

815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
(815) 224-2720

Illinois Valley Community College offers one program in social work and it is located in Oglesby, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, this community college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work.

11. The University of Chicago

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

The University of Chicago is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in social work. Of those, the U of C offers one social work degree at the master's level to students and one social work degree at the doctorate level. 15,152 students pursue degrees in 186 programs at this research university, overall. The U of C is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work in terms of programs.

12. 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. Loyola offers four social work programs. Out of those, students are offered one social work certificate by it, one bachelor's level degree in social work, one social work degree at the master's level, and one degree at the doctorate level in social work. Loyola is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in social work.

13. 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 this school offers one program in social work. This small school is a 4-year institution.

14. Governors State University

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

Governors State University is in the suburbs of University Park, Illinois. It offers two social work programs. Specifically, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in social work to students and one social work degree at the master's level. This school is a public 4-year institution.

15. Lake Land College

5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-5253

Lake Land College is located in Mattoon, IL and this college offers one program in social work. This big college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This community college is the ninth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work.

16. Lewis University

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

Lewis University offers one social work program and this school, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is in a rural area. In terms of programs, Lewis is the seventh largest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work.

17. 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. It offers two social work programs. Out of those, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in social work and one master's level degree in social work. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks fifth in the state of Illinois.

18. The University of Illinois at Springfield

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

The University of Illinois at Springfield offers one social work program and it is near the heart of downtown. This medium-sized school is a public 4-year institution.

19. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

4300 N Narragansett
Chicago, IL 60634-1500
(773) 777-7900

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College is 9.8 miles from the center of the city and this college offers one social work program. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This public college is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in social work.

20. The University of St Francis

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

The University of St Francis offers two programs in social work. Out of those, this school offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in social work and one degree at the master's level in social work. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Joliet, IL.

21. The College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

The College of DuPage offers two programs in social work. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in social work by it and one associate's level degree in social work. This college is located in the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. This college is a public 2-year institution.

22. Carl Sandburg College

2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 344-2518

Carl Sandburg College offers one social work program and it is located in Galesburg, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 2,538 students pursue degrees in 37 Carl Sandburg College programs. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work programs.

23. Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
(847) 697-1000

Elgin Community College is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown. This college offers two social work programs. Specifically, students are offered one social work certificate by it and one associate's level degree in social work. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work.

24. Greenville College

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

Greenville College offers one program in social work. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. This school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in social work.

25. DePaul University

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

DePaul University offers one social work program and this school is in the center of Chicago. This big school is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work.

26. 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 and it offers one program in social work. Bradley ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

27. Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
(618) 235-2700

Southwestern Illinois College is located in Belleville, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school offers two social work programs. Out of those, it offers students one social work certificate and one degree at the associate's level in social work. This school is a public 2-year institution. This school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work in terms of programs.

28. Olivet Nazarene University

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

Olivet Nazarene University offers one program in social work and Olivet is located in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois. This school is a 4-year institution.

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. This university offers three social work programs. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in social work by it, one degree at the master's level in social work, and one doctorate level social work degree. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work in terms of programs.

30. Oakton Community College

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

Oakton Community College offers one social work program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is in Des Plaines, IL. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, this big college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work.

31. Aurora University

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

Aurora University is in the suburbs of Aurora, Illinois. AU offers three programs in social work. Specifically, this mid-sized school offers students two bachelor's level social work degrees and one master's level social work degree. It is a 4-year institution.

32. The College of Lake County

19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
(847) 543-2000

The College of Lake County is in the suburbs of Grayslake, Illinois. It offers two social work programs. Of those, students are offered one social work certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in social work. Overall, 18,091 students pursue degrees in 103 programs at this college. It is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work.

33. Concordia University - Chicago

7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL 60305-1499
(708) 771-8300

Concordia University-Chicago is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. It offers two programs in social work. Out of those, this school offers students one bachelor's level degree in social work and one master's level social work degree. Overall, 5,223 students pursue degrees in 82 Concordia programs. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work in terms of programs.

34. Chicago State University

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

Chicago State University offers one social work program. CSU is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in social work.

35. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601-2449
(312) 553-5600

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is 0.6 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in social work. Of those, students are offered one social work certificate by it and one associate's level social work degree. It is a public 2-year institution. This large college is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in social work.

36. Western Illinois University

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

Western Illinois University offers one social work program and WIU is in town of Macomb, Illinois. WIU is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

37. South Suburban College

15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473-1200
(708) 596-2000x5894

South Suburban College is located in the suburbs of South Holland, Illinois and it offers one social work program. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of enrollment, this public college ranks tenth in the state of Illinois.

38. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is located in the suburbs of Edwardsville, Illinois. This university offers two programs in social work. Out of those, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in social work to students and one social work degree at the master's level. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

39. Rock Valley College

3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114-5699
(815) 921-7821

Rock Valley College, which is 5.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Rockford, IL and it offers one program in social work. 8,849 students seek degrees in 55 programs at this community college, overall. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work.

40. Millikin University

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

Millikin University offers one social work program and this school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Decatur, IL. It is a 4-year institution. It is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work in terms of programs.

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 programs in social work. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in social work by this school and one social work degree at the master's level. Illinois State is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work.

42. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60621-2709
(773) 602-5000

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College is 6.9 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in social work. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

43. Waubonsee Community College

Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-0901
(630) 466-7900x5756

Waubonsee Community College offers one social work program and this college, which is very close to Sugar Grove, Illinois, is located in a rural area. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering social work programs.

44. The University of Illinois at Chicago

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

The University of Illinois at Chicago is near the heart of downtown. It offers two social work programs. Out of those, this university offers students one master's level social work degree and one degree at the doctorate level in social work. It is a public, 4-year, research institution.