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Communication Sciences Schools in Illinois

921 Communication Sciences students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Communication Sciences major is the 54th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Communication Sciences Majors in Illinois

Communication Sciences majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 418
Master’s Degree 406
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 75
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 75
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 75
Associate’s Degree 15
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 7

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a communication sciences major is more popular with women than with men.

Communication Sciences Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of communication sciences majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Black or African American: 3.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.4%
  • White: 70.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.6%
  • Other Races: 11.4%
Communication Sciences Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Communication Sciences Grads in Illinois

There are 17,410 people in the state and 359,680 people in the nation working in communication sciences jobs.

Communication Sciences Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Communication Sciences Jobs in Illinois

In this state, communication sciences grads earn an average of $86,990. Nationwide, they make an average of $82,210.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in Illinois that offer communication sciences degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $47,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 75%. Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years.

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

In their early career, Illinois State grads earn an average salary of $39,600. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time.

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

It takes the average student 4.12 years to graduate. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $24,840. The student loan default rate of 1.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
17,169 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,800 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 75%.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,281 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.10%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,532.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
3,667 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 6.50% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.44 years to graduate. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $14,643.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,426 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $21,304. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,851. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,400 a year.

#7

Governors State University

University Park
53 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,857 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.30%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

#10

Rush University

Chicago
45 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,708 Total Students

In their early career, Rush University grads earn an average salary of $63,500. The student loan default rate of 0.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 5 to 1.

Communication Sciences Careers in IL

Some of the careers communication sciences majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Audiologists 15% $76,180
Health Specialties Professors 14% $85,020
Speech-Language Pathologists 10% $74,930

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to communication sciences.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Nursing 20,702
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,332
Allied Health Services 3,404
Health/Medical Admin Services 3,310
Allied Health Professions 3,304
Public Health 1,360
Medicine 1,071
Rehabilitation Professions 911

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