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Writing Schools in Illinois

There are 19 Illinois schools offering writing programs. In 2010, 513 students graduated from programs at Illinois writing schools. 350 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 147 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 419 students graduate from programs in this state in writing every year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from writing programs. More specifically, three students graduated with certificates in writing, one with an associate's level degree, 350 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 147 with a master's level degree, and 12 with a doctorate level degree.

19 writing schools are in this state. And of these, 13 schools are private, while six schools are public. Tuition at a private writing school varies from $18,045 to $40,223, while public writing school tuition varies from $8,401 to $13,096.

Average tuition for programs in writing is $22,757. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $8,401 per year, is at Chicago State University, while the highest tuition for writing programs, which is $40,223 per year, is at Northwestern University.

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

Writing Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 419 students graduate from programs in this state in writing every year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from writing programs. More specifically, three students graduated with certificates in writing, one with an associate's level degree, 350 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 147 with a master's level degree, and 12 with a doctorate level degree.

Writing Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 6
  • Certificate 2007: 1
  • Certificate 2008: 5
  • Certificate 2009: 4
  • Certificate 2010: 3
  • Associate 2006: 6
  • Associate 2007: 6
  • Associate 2008: 2
  • Associate 2009: 1
  • Associate 2010: 1
  • Bachelor 2006: 111
  • Bachelor 2007: 120
  • Bachelor 2008: 145
  • Bachelor 2009: 131
  • Bachelor 2010: 350
  • Master 2006: 135
  • Master 2007: 134
  • Master 2008: 173
  • Master 2009: 162
  • Master 2010: 147
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 0
  • Doctorate 2009: 0
  • Doctorate 2010: 12

Writing Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 34 programs in writing. Of these programs, 38.2% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Writing Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 5
  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 13
  • Master: 13
  • Doctorate: 2

Career Trends

Technical Writers — Salary by Percentile

Technical Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32170
  • 25th Percentile: 43150
  • Median: 56910
  • 75th Percentile: 72190
  • 90th Percentile: 93380

Copy Writers — Salary by Percentile

Copy Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26670
  • 25th Percentile: 39850
  • Median: 56070
  • 75th Percentile: 77320
  • 90th Percentile: 100590

Career Trends

Technical Writers — Employment Trend

Technical Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 60380
  • Median Salary 2007: 65840
  • Median Salary 2008: 60750
  • Median Salary 2009: 59930
  • Median Salary 2010: 56910
  • Total Employed 2006: 1310
  • Total Employed 2007: 1470
  • Total Employed 2008: 1540
  • Total Employed 2009: 1350
  • Total Employed 2010: 1020

Copy Writers — Employment Trend

Copy Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44620
  • Median Salary 2007: 49960
  • Median Salary 2008: 52410
  • Median Salary 2009: 56150
  • Median Salary 2010: 56070
  • Total Employed 2006: 1370
  • Total Employed 2007: 1290
  • Total Employed 2008: 1370
  • Total Employed 2009: 1720
  • Total Employed 2010: 1700

Illinois vs National Writing Employment

Illinois vs National Writing Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 3.201% (2720)

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1. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 629-6100

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is in the center of Chicago. It offers three writing programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in writing by SAIC, one degree at the bachelor's level in writing, and one master's level writing degree. This college is one of 2 art colleges in Illinois.

2. Columbia College - Chicago

600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
(312) 663-1600

Columbia College-Chicago is in the center of Chicago. This school offers two writing programs. Of those, students are offered one writing degree at the bachelor's level by it and one writing degree at the master's level.

3. Knox College

2 E South St
Galesburg, IL 61401-9999
(309) 341-7000

Knox College is located in town of Galesburg, Illinois and it offers one program in writing. Overall, 1,392 students seek degrees in 35 programs at Knox.

4. Augustana College

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

Augustana College offers two writing programs. Students are offered two degrees at the bachelor's level in writing by Augustana. This liberal arts college, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Rock Island, IL. It is a 4-year institution.

5. Eureka College

300 E. College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530
(309) 467-3721

Eureka College offers one writing program. Overall, 782 students pursue degrees in 30 programs at EC. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in writing.

6. Monmouth College

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

Monmouth College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1853. Monmouth is located in town of Monmouth, Illinois. Students are offered 33 degrees at the bachelors level by this liberal arts college. 1,375 students sought degrees from the 33 programs at Monmouth in 2010. It offers subjects including teaching, math, and psychology. This school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

7. Illinois College

1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299
(217) 245-3000

Illinois College is in Jacksonville, IL and it offers one writing program. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

8. National-Louis University

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

National-Louis University is located in the center of Chicago and it offers one program in writing. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in writing.

9. Dominican University

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

Dominican University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1901. It is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. DU offers students five certificates, 56 degrees at the bachelors level, 14 degrees at the masters level, and one doctoral level degree. 3,748 students pursued degrees from the 65 programs at Dominican in 2010. This school offers subjects including writing and fashion design. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

10. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is located in a rural area. This university offers four programs in writing. Specifically, it offers one writing degree at the bachelor's level to students, two master's level writing degrees, and one doctorate level writing degree. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. SIU is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering writing in terms of programs.

11. Roosevelt University

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

Roosevelt University is in the center of Chicago and it offers one program in writing. In terms of programs, this school is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering writing.

12. DePaul University

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

DePaul University is in the center of Chicago. This school offers two programs in writing. This school offers two master's level writing degrees to students. In terms of programs, this school is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering writing.

13. Olivet Nazarene University

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

Olivet Nazarene University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1907. It is located in the suburbs of Bourbonnais, Illinois. Students are offered one associates level degree, 65 bachelors level degrees, 22 degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level by ONU. 4,550 students pursued degrees from the 81 programs at Olivet in 2010. ONU offers subjects including communications and risk management. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits ONU. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

14. 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 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown. This university offers two programs in writing. Of those, students are offered one writing degree at the bachelor's level by it and one master's level degree in writing. This big university is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering writing in terms of programs.

15. The College of Lake County

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

The College of Lake County is located in the suburbs of Grayslake, Illinois. This college offers two writing programs. Of those, it offers one certificate in writing to students and one writing degree at the associate's level. Overall, 18,091 students seek degrees in 103 programs at this college. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering writing programs.

16. Concordia University - Chicago

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

Founded in 1864, Concordia University-Chicago is a 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of River Forest, Illinois. It offers subjects such as sports management and human services. CUC offers students three certificates, 52 degrees at the bachelors level, 25 masters level degrees, and two doctoral level degrees. 5,223 students sought degrees from the 67 programs at this small school in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

17. North Central College

30 N Brainard St
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-5100

North Central College, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Naperville, IL and it offers one program in writing. 2,902 students pursue degrees in 66 North Central College programs, overall. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering writing programs.

18. Elmhurst College

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

Elmhurst College is a 4-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois. It offers students 66 degrees at the bachelors level and ten masters level degrees. 3,430 students sought degrees from the 69 programs at this small school in 2010. It offers subjects including psychology, business administration, and teaching. Elmhurst is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

19. Chicago State University

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

Chicago State University offers one program in writing. It is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. This school is the third largest institution in the state of Illinois offering writing in terms of programs.

20. 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. It offers three programs in writing. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in writing by SIUE, one writing degree at the bachelor's level, and one writing degree at the master's level. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois.

21. Millikin University

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

Millikin University offers one writing program and this school, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Decatur, IL. It is a 4-year institution. This liberal arts college is the ninth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering writing in terms of programs.

22. Illinois State University

North and School Streets
Normal, IL 61790-1000
(309) 438-2111

Illinois State University is located in the center of Normal. ISU offers two writing programs. More specifically, it offers students one writing certificate and one writing degree at the master's level. Illinois State is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. Illinois State is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering writing.

23. The Illinois Institute of Technology

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

The Illinois Institute of Technology, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL and IIT offers one program in writing. Overall, 7,774 students seek degrees in 114 Illinois Tech programs. This medium-sized university is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in writing.

24. Northwestern University

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

Northwestern University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Evanston, IL. It offers three programs in writing. More specifically, this university offers one writing certificate to students, one bachelor's level degree in writing, and one master's level degree in writing. NU is a 4-year research institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks sixth in the state of Illinois.

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