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Public Relations & Advertising Schools in Illinois

1,076 students earned Public Relations degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

A Public Relations & Advertising major is the 45th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Relations & Advertising Majors in Illinois

Public Relations majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 924
Master’s Degree 114
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 28
Post-Master’s Certificate 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 9
Associate’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a public relations major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Relations & Advertising Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public relations majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.6%
  • Black or African American: 7.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.1%
  • White: 61.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.1%
  • Other Races: 9.0%
Public Relations & Advertising Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Relations & Advertising Grads in Illinois

There are 25,560 people in the state and 726,240 people in the nation working in public relations jobs.

Public Relations & Advertising Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Public Relations & Advertising Jobs in Illinois

In this state, public relations grads earn an average of $66,220. Nationwide, they make an average of $69,480.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 28 colleges in Illinois that offer public relations degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

DePaul University

Chicago
303 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
22,437 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.10%. This private school has an average net price of $28,410. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

244 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
49,702 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years. The full-time teacher rate is 75%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,302.

109 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,007 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 51%. Graduates earn an average $42,700 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

84 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,635 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,600 a year. 86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,882 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.70% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years. Graduates earn an average $42,900 after graduation.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
6,825 Total Students

An average student at Columbia will pay a net price of $30,924. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.40%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 31% are considered full time.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,127 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.12 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $58,900 after graduation. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,840.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,526 Total Students

A typical student attending EIU will pay a net price of $13,851. The average student takes 4.48 years to complete their degree at EIU. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
104 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. An average student at Illinois Media School will pay a net price of $23,352. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

#10

North Central College

Naperville
20 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
2,928 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 46%. In their early career, North Central grads earn an average salary of $37,700. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Public Relations & Advertising Careers in IL

Some of the careers public relations majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Advertising and Promotions Managers 14% $108,300
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 8% $104,070
Public Relations Specialists 7% $58,700
Community Health Workers 6% $38,090
Sports Entertainers and Performers 5% $0
Technical Writers 4% $67,550
Communications Professors 1% $74,220
Broadcast News Analysts 0% $57,880
Editors -4% $58,540
Radio and Television Announcers -11% $35,970
Reporters and Correspondents -14% $40,710

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public relations.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Communication & Media Studies 2,146
Radio, TV & Digital Communication 760
Journalism 668
Other Communication & Journalism 229

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