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Special Education Schools in Illinois

There are 30 Illinois schools offering special education programs. 1,329 students graduated with degrees from Illinois special education schools in 2010. 689 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 605 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

1,326 students graduate from special education programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 4% of special education students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 15 students graduated with certificates in special education, eight with a degree at the associate's level, 689 with a bachelor's level degree, 605 with a degree at the master's level, and 12 with a doctorate level degree.

30 special education schools are located in this state. And out of these, while 13 schools are public, 17 schools are private. Public special education school tuition varies from $7,492 to $13,096, while private special education school tuition varies from $18,355 to $40,223.

Average tuition for special education programs is $20,089. While the highest tuition for special education programs, which is $40,223 every year, is at Northwestern University, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,492 every year, is at Northeastern Illinois University.

Illinois schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for special education students.

Special Education Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

1,326 students graduate from special education programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 4% of special education students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 15 students graduated with certificates in special education, eight with a degree at the associate's level, 689 with a bachelor's level degree, 605 with a degree at the master's level, and 12 with a doctorate level degree.

Special Education Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 7
  • Certificate 2007: 6
  • Certificate 2008: 16
  • Certificate 2009: 3
  • Certificate 2010: 15
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 0
  • Associate 2008: 0
  • Associate 2009: 0
  • Associate 2010: 8
  • Bachelor 2006: 562
  • Bachelor 2007: 681
  • Bachelor 2008: 662
  • Bachelor 2009: 647
  • Bachelor 2010: 689
  • Master 2006: 631
  • Master 2007: 750
  • Master 2008: 634
  • Master 2009: 538
  • Master 2010: 605
  • Doctorate 2006: 9
  • Doctorate 2007: 7
  • Doctorate 2008: 12
  • Doctorate 2009: 6
  • Doctorate 2010: 12

Special Education Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 59 programs in special education. Of these programs, close to 42.4% are programs at the master's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Special Education Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 2
  • Bachelor: 24
  • Master: 25
  • Doctorate: 5

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35400
  • 25th Percentile: 44460
  • Median: 56580
  • 75th Percentile: 66520
  • 90th Percentile: 82320

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34960
  • 25th Percentile: 42510
  • Median: 54510
  • 75th Percentile: 72660
  • 90th Percentile: 93670

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32710
  • 25th Percentile: 41430
  • Median: 52690
  • 75th Percentile: 66510
  • 90th Percentile: 86380

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Middle School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50730
  • Median Salary 2007: 52490
  • Median Salary 2008: 53960
  • Median Salary 2009: 55420
  • Median Salary 2010: 56580
  • Total Employed 2006: 7530
  • Total Employed 2007: 6320
  • Total Employed 2008: 5640
  • Total Employed 2009: 4960
  • Total Employed 2010: 5120

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49870
  • Median Salary 2007: 56830
  • Median Salary 2008: 54260
  • Median Salary 2009: 55220
  • Median Salary 2010: 54510
  • Total Employed 2006: 8940
  • Total Employed 2007: 6240
  • Total Employed 2008: 5430
  • Total Employed 2009: 7610
  • Total Employed 2010: 8320

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49420
  • Median Salary 2007: 51330
  • Median Salary 2008: 50930
  • Median Salary 2009: 50910
  • Median Salary 2010: 52690
  • Total Employed 2006: 14070
  • Total Employed 2007: 13450
  • Total Employed 2008: 11770
  • Total Employed 2009: 10090
  • Total Employed 2010: 9900

Illinois vs National Special Education Employment

Illinois vs National Special Education Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.978% (23340)

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1. Hebrew Theological College

7135 N Carpenter Rd
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 982-2500

Hebrew Theological College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1921. This school, which is 2.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Skokie, IL. It offers subjects including english and forensic accounting. It offers students eight degrees at the bachelors level and one masters level degree. In 2010, 525 students sought degrees from the nine programs at this school. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it.

2. Rockford College

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

Rockford College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1847. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Rockford, IL. This school offers subjects such as biology and music. Students are offered 36 bachelors level degrees and nine degrees at the masters level by it. 1,330 students pursued degrees from the 41 programs at Rockford in 2010. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

3. MacMurray College

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

MacMurray College is in town of Jacksonville, Illinois. It offers two special education programs. It offers two bachelor's level special education degrees to students. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, this school is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering special education.

4. Quincy University

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

Quincy University offers one program in special education. Overall, 1,907 students seek degrees in 44 programs at this school. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in special education.

5. Spoon River College

23235 North County 22
Canton, IL 61520-8622
(309) 647-4645

Spoon River College, which is very close to Canton, Illinois, is in a rural setting and it offers one special education program. Overall, 1,906 students pursue degrees in 26 Spoon River College programs. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering special education.

6. Benedictine University

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

Benedictine University is in the suburbs of Lisle, Illinois and this school offers one program in special education. 6,892 students pursue degrees in 74 programs at this school, overall.

7. Northeastern Illinois University

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

Northeastern Illinois University offers three special education programs. More specifically, NEIU offers one special education degree at the bachelor's level to students and two master's level degrees in special education. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL. This school is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

8. Trinity Christian College

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

Trinity Christian College is located in the suburbs of Palos Heights, Illinois and it offers one program in special education. 1,491 students seek degrees in 41 Trinity programs, overall.

9. National-Louis University

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

National-Louis University is in the center of Chicago. NLU offers two programs in special education. Specifically, this mid-sized school offers one certificate in special education to students and one master's level special education degree. Overall, 6,154 students pursue degrees in 77 programs at NLU.

10. Loyola University - Chicago

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

Loyola University-Chicago offers two programs in special education. Out of those, it offers one bachelor's level special education degree to students and one special education degree at the master's level. Loyola is 8.4 miles from the center of the city. 15,951 students seek degrees in 224 programs at this university, overall.

11. Dominican University

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

Dominican University offers one program in special education and Dominican is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois.

12. 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 it offers one program in special education. Overall, 5,660 students seek degrees in 57 Governors State University programs.

13. Lewis University

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

Lewis University is located in Romeoville, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in special education. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in special education by it and one master's level special education degree. In terms of programs, this school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering special education.

14. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers three programs in special education. Specifically, SIUC offers one bachelor's level degree in special education to students, one master's level degree in special education, and one doctorate level degree in special education. This university, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is in a rural area. This big university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. In terms of enrollment, SIU ranks tenth in the state of Illinois.

15. The University of St Francis

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

The University of St Francis, which is near the center of the city, is located in Joliet, IL. This school offers two programs in special education. Specifically, students are offered one special education degree at the bachelor's level by this school and one degree at the master's level in special education.

16. Roosevelt University

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

Roosevelt University is in the center of Chicago. This school offers two special education programs. Out of those, it offers one special education degree at the bachelor's level to students and one special education degree at the master's level. Overall, 6,766 students pursue degrees in 113 programs at Roosevelt.

17. Greenville College

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

Greenville College offers two special education programs. Specifically, GC offers students one bachelor's level degree in special education and one master's level degree in special education. It is a 4-year institution.

18. DePaul University

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

Founded in 1898, DePaul University is a 4-year institution. It is located in the center of Chicago. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Illinois. Students are offered 16 certificates, 102 bachelors level degrees, 120 masters level degrees, and nine doctoral level degrees by it. 25,145 students pursued degrees from the 170 programs at DePaul in 2010. This big school offers subjects including healthcare management and game development. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

19. Bradley University

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

Bradley University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Peoria, IL. BU offers three programs in special education. Of those, it offers students two special education degrees at the bachelor's level and one master's level special education degree. This school is a 4-year institution.

20. 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 offers four programs in special education. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in special education by UIUC, one special education degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level degree in special education, and one doctorate level special education degree. It is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

21. Northern Illinois University

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

Northern Illinois University offers two special education programs. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in special education by it and one master's level degree in special education. NIU is located in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois. NIU is one of 10 research universities in Illinois.

22. Aurora University

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

Aurora University is in the suburbs of Aurora, Illinois. It offers two special education programs. Of those, AU offers students one bachelor's level special education degree and one master's level special education degree.

23. 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 Concordia offers one program in special education. Overall, 5,223 students pursue degrees in 82 programs at Concordia. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering special education programs.

24. Eastern Illinois University

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

Eastern Illinois University is in town of Charleston, Illinois. This school offers two special education programs. Out of those, this school offers students one bachelor's level special education degree and one special education degree at the master's level. This school is a public 4-year institution.

25. Elmhurst College

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

Elmhurst College offers one special education program and this school is located in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

26. Chicago State University

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

Chicago State University offers one special education program. It is a public 4-year institution. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering special education in terms of programs.

27. Western Illinois University

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

Western Illinois University is in town of Macomb, Illinois. This school offers two programs in special education. Out of those, it offers one special education degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level special education degree. WIU is a public 4-year institution.

28. Rend Lake College

468 N Ken Gray Pky
Ina, IL 62846
(618) 437-5321

Rend Lake College offers one special education program and it is located in Ina, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Illinois.

29. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers two special education programs. Specifically, this university offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in special education and one special education degree at the master's level. It is in the suburbs of Edwardsville, Illinois. Overall, 14,133 students pursue degrees in 112 programs at this large university.

30. 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 five special education programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in special education by it, one degree at the bachelor's level in special education, two degrees at the master's level in special education, and one special education degree at the doctorate level. 21,134 students pursue degrees in 131 Illinois State University programs, overall. ISU is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering special education programs.

31. Saint Xavier University

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

Saint Xavier University is located near Chicago, IL. This school offers two programs in special education. Students are offered two master's level special education degrees by SXU. In terms of programs, this medium-sized school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering special education.

32. The University of Illinois at Chicago

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

The University of Illinois at Chicago is near the center of the city. It offers two special education programs. Out of those, students are offered one master's level special education degree by this large university and one special education degree at the doctorate level. UIC is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. This university is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering special education.

33. Northwestern University

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

Northwestern University, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Evanston, IL. This university offers three special education programs. More specifically, NU offers one bachelor's level degree in special education to students, one master's level special education degree, and one degree at the doctorate level in special education. 20,481 students seek degrees in 315 Northwestern programs, overall. In terms of programs, this university is the fifth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering special education.

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