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Theology Schools in Illinois

There are 29 Illinois schools offering theology programs. 1,760 students graduated from programs at Illinois theology schools in 2010. 839 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 710 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,589 students graduate from programs in this state in theology per year. This accounts for 6% of theology students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 41 students graduated with certificates in theology, 24 with a degree at the associate's level, 710 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 839 with a master's level degree, and 146 with a doctorate level degree.

29 theology schools are located in Illinois. And of these, 29 schools are private. Tuition at a private theology school varies from $9,968 to $42,041.

Average tuition for theology programs is $27,024. The lowest tuition in this state is at the Moody Bible Institute, while the highest tuition for programs in theology, which is $42,041 each year, is at the University of Chicago.

Illinois theology schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Theology Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,589 students graduate from programs in this state in theology per year. This accounts for 6% of theology students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 41 students graduated with certificates in theology, 24 with a degree at the associate's level, 710 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 839 with a master's level degree, and 146 with a doctorate level degree.

Theology Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 37
  • Certificate 2007: 36
  • Certificate 2008: 19
  • Certificate 2009: 44
  • Certificate 2010: 41
  • Associate 2006: 12
  • Associate 2007: 8
  • Associate 2008: 7
  • Associate 2009: 22
  • Associate 2010: 24
  • Bachelor 2006: 380
  • Bachelor 2007: 391
  • Bachelor 2008: 381
  • Bachelor 2009: 637
  • Bachelor 2010: 710
  • Master 2006: 417
  • Master 2007: 436
  • Master 2008: 438
  • Master 2009: 599
  • Master 2010: 839
  • Doctorate 2006: 491
  • Doctorate 2007: 549
  • Doctorate 2008: 574
  • Doctorate 2009: 403
  • Doctorate 2010: 146

Theology Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 163 programs in theology. Of these programs, about 41.1% 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.

Theology Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 20
  • Associate: 6
  • Bachelor: 49
  • Master: 67
  • Doctorate: 21

Career Trends

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30860
  • 25th Percentile: 41590
  • Median: 52930
  • 75th Percentile: 67700
  • 90th Percentile: 82820

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21390
  • 25th Percentile: 28560
  • Median: 43470
  • 75th Percentile: 56420
  • 90th Percentile: 67490

Career Trends

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 55180
  • Median Salary 2007: 55650
  • Median Salary 2008: 55420
  • Median Salary 2009: 51240
  • Median Salary 2010: 52930
  • Total Employed 2006: 1290
  • Total Employed 2007: 1130
  • Total Employed 2008: 1040
  • Total Employed 2009: 900
  • Total Employed 2010: 1020

Clergy — Employment Trend

Clergy — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35790
  • Median Salary 2007: 38310
  • Median Salary 2008: 39030
  • Median Salary 2009: 42630
  • Median Salary 2010: 43470
  • Total Employed 2006: 1580
  • Total Employed 2007: 1610
  • Total Employed 2008: 1690
  • Total Employed 2009: 1600
  • Total Employed 2010: 1640

Illinois vs National Theology Employment

Illinois vs National Theology Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.152% (2660)

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1. Hebrew Theological College

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

Hebrew Theological College, which is 2.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Skokie, IL and HTC offers one program in theology.

2. The University of Saint Mary of the Lake

1000 E Maple Ave
Mundelein, IL 60060-1174
(847) 566-6401

The University of Saint Mary of the Lake is located in the suburbs of Mundelein, Illinois. It offers three theology programs. Of those, it offers students one theology certificate, one master's level degree in theology, and one doctorate level theology degree. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering theology programs.

3. The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201-3298
(847) 866-3900

The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, which is near the center of the city, is in Evanston, IL. It offers eight theology programs. Of those, it offers one theology certificate to students, six master's level degrees in theology, and one doctorate level theology degree. 349 students seek degrees in nine Garrett-Evangelical programs, overall. This specialized school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in theology.

4. Wheaton College

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

Wheaton College is located in the suburbs of Wheaton, Illinois. Wheaton offers nine theology programs. Specifically, it offers students three certificates in theology, two bachelor's level degrees in theology, three degrees at the master's level in theology, and one doctorate level degree in theology. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

5. Judson University

1151 N State St
Elgin, IL 60123-1498
(847) 628-2500

Judson University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Elgin, IL. This school offers four theology programs. Students are offered four bachelor's level theology degrees by it. 1,178 students pursue degrees in 43 programs at Judson, overall.

6. Lincoln Christian University

100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656-2111
(217) 732-3168

Lincoln Christian University offers 19 theology programs. More specifically, LCU offers one certificate in theology to students, three associate's level theology degrees, seven bachelor's level degrees in theology, six master's level degrees in theology, and two theology degrees at the doctorate level. 1,063 students seek degrees in 30 programs at this school, overall.

7. Quincy University

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

Founded in 1860, Quincy University is a 4-year institution. It is in town of Quincy, Illinois. It offers students one degree at the associates level, 40 bachelors level degrees, and three masters level degrees. In 2010, 1,907 students sought degrees from the 41 programs at this liberal arts college. This liberal arts college offers subjects such as accounting and marketing. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school. QU is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

8. Benedictine University

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

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is a 4-year institution. This school is located in the suburbs of Lisle, Illinois. Students are offered one certificate, one degree at the associates level, 52 degrees at the bachelors level, 18 masters level degrees, and two degrees at the doctoral level by this school. 6,892 students pursued degrees from the 69 programs at this mid-sized school in 2010. This school offers subjects including sports management and management. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school.

9. The McCormick Theological Seminary

5460 S. University
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 947-6300

The McCormick Theological Seminary, which is 5.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL. It offers four programs in theology. Specifically, this school offers one theology certificate to students, two master's level theology degrees, and one theology degree at the doctorate level. This school is a 4-year institution. This school is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering theology programs.

10. The Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

660 E Butterfield Rd
Lombard, IL 60148-5698
(630) 620-2180

The Northern Baptist Theological Seminary is in the suburbs of Lombard, Illinois. It offers five programs in theology. Out of those, students are offered four master's level degrees in theology by it and one doctorate level degree in theology. 166 students pursue degrees in five programs at this school, overall.

11. The Catholic Theological Union at Chicago

5416 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL 60615-5698
(773) 324-8000

The Catholic Theological Union at Chicago is near the center of the city. It offers eight theology programs. Out of those, students are offered four theology certificates by it, three degrees at the master's level in theology, and one theology degree at the doctorate level. 460 students pursue degrees in eight Catholic Theological Union at Chicago programs, overall.

12. The Meadville Lombard Theological School

5701 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 256-3000x236

The Meadville Lombard Theological School, which is near the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL. ML offers two programs in theology. More specifically, ML offers students one theology degree at the master's level and one theology degree at the doctorate level. Meadville Lombard is a 4-year institution.

13. Trinity International University - Illinois

2065 Half Day Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015-1283
(847) 945-8800

Trinity International University-Illinois is located in the suburbs of Deerfield, Illinois. Trinity offers 12 programs in theology. Of those, TIU offers two bachelor's level degrees in theology to students, six degrees at the master's level in theology, and four degrees at the doctorate level in theology.

14. Telshe Yeshiva - Chicago

3535 West Foster
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 463-7738

Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago offers two programs in theology. More specifically, Telshe Chicago offers students one bachelor's level degree in theology and one theology degree at the master's level. Telz Chicago is 8.1 miles from the center of the city. 73 students seek degrees in two programs at this school, overall.

15. 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. It offers two theology programs. It offers students two bachelor's level degrees in theology. It is a 4-year institution.

16. The Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

2122 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60201-2976
(847) 328-9300x44

The Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Evanston, IL. This school offers eight theology programs. Out of those, Seabury offers three certificates in theology to students, three master's level degrees in theology, and two degrees at the doctorate level in theology. This school is a 4-year institution.

17. The University of Chicago

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

The University of Chicago offers four programs in theology. More specifically, UC offers students one theology degree at the bachelor's level, two master's level theology degrees, and one doctorate level theology degree. The U of C is near the center of the city. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

18. Monmouth College

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

Monmouth College offers one theology program. 1,375 students seek degrees in 33 programs at this school, overall.

19. Christian Life College

400 E Gregory St
Mount Prospect, IL 60056-2522
(847) 259-1840x103

Christian Life College offers four theology programs. More specifically, students are offered two degrees at the associate's level in theology by Christian Life and two degrees at the bachelor's level in theology. This school is located in the suburbs of Mount Prospect, Illinois. 42 students seek degrees in five programs at CLC, overall. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering theology.

20. The Moody Bible Institute

820 N LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, IL 60610-3284
(312) 329-4000

The Moody Bible Institute offers 18 theology programs. Specifically, MBI offers students two theology certificates, one theology degree at the associate's level, eight degrees at the bachelor's level in theology, and seven theology degrees at the master's level. MBI, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. This school is a 4-year institution. MBI is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering theology in terms of programs.

21. The Chicago Theological Seminary

5757 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 752-5757

The Chicago Theological Seminary offers four programs in theology. Specifically, CTS offers one certificate in theology to students, two degrees at the master's level in theology, and one doctorate level theology degree. This school is near the center of the city. 225 students seek degrees in six programs at CTS, overall.

22. The Urbana Theological Seminary

314 E Daniel St
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 365-9005

The Urbana Theological Seminary, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Champaign, IL and UTS offers one program in theology. This school is a 4-year institution.

23. Loyola University - Chicago

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

Loyola University-Chicago offers eight theology programs. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in theology, two theology degrees at the bachelor's level, four master's level theology degrees, and one theology degree at the doctorate level. Loyola is 8.4 miles from the center of the city. This university is a 4-year research institution. In terms of programs, Loyola is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering theology.

24. Dominican University

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

Dominican University offers four programs in theology. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in theology by Dominican, two theology degrees at the bachelor's level, and one degree at the master's level in theology. This school is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. 3,748 students pursue degrees in 76 Dominican University programs, overall.

25. 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 and it offers one theology program. Overall, 3,255 students seek degrees in 63 University of St Francis programs.

26. Greenville College

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

Greenville College offers four theology programs. Of those, students are offered three theology degrees at the bachelor's level by this school and one master's level theology degree. Overall, 1,605 students seek degrees in 56 programs at this liberal arts college.

27. The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

1100 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615-5199
(773) 256-0700

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is near the center of the city. This school offers five theology programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in theology by it, two master's level theology degrees, and two doctorate level degrees in theology. Overall, 282 students pursue degrees in five programs at LSTC.

28. Olivet Nazarene University

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

Olivet Nazarene University is in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois. It offers ten programs in theology. Of those, students are offered five degrees at the bachelor's level in theology by ONU and five degrees at the master's level in theology. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

29. Concordia University - Chicago

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

Concordia University-Chicago is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. Concordia offers three programs in theology. Out of those, Concordia offers one bachelor's level theology degree to students and two degrees at the master's level in theology. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

30. Elmhurst College

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

Elmhurst College is located in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois. This school offers two programs in theology. Elmhurst offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in theology. 3,430 students seek degrees in 76 Elmhurst programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering theology.

31. Saint Xavier University

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

Saint Xavier University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1846. SXU is near Chicago, IL. SXU offers subjects including computer science, healthcare, and information systems. Students are offered 15 certificates, 60 degrees at the bachelors level, and 49 masters level degrees by SXU. 4,852 students pursued degrees from the 96 programs at SXU in 2010. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this medium-sized school.

32. North Park University

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

North Park University offers seven programs in theology. Of those, it offers students three degrees at the bachelor's level in theology, three master's level theology degrees, and one degree at the doctorate level in theology. NPU, which is near the center of the city, is located in Chicago, IL. It is a 4-year institution.

33. Northwestern University

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

Founded in 1851, Northwestern University is a 4-year research institution. This university, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Evanston, IL. Northwestern is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois. This big university offers subjects including technology, business administration, and international business. Students are offered 20 certificates, 99 bachelors level degrees, 120 masters level degrees, and 76 degrees at the doctoral level by NU. 20,481 students sought degrees from the 175 programs at NU in 2010. NU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

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