Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Liberal Arts General Studies in Illinois

Find Schools Near

Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Illinois

19,076 students earned Liberal Arts degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Liberal Arts General Studies is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 309 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in Illinois

Liberal Arts majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 17,035
Bachelor’s Degree 1,333
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 408
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 408
Master’s Degree 206
Post-Master’s Certificate 78
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 78
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 15
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a liberal arts major is more popular with women than with men.

Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of liberal arts majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.9%
  • Black or African American: 11.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 21.8%
  • White: 55.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Liberal Arts General Studies Grads in Illinois

3,040 people in the state and 183,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to liberal arts.

Liberal Arts General Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Liberal Arts General Studies Jobs in Illinois

Liberal Arts grads earn an average of $66,970 in the state and $76,990 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 95 colleges in Illinois that offer liberal arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn
1,277 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,900 Total Students

In their early career, COD grads earn an average salary of $29,500. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. 57% of students get financical aid.

977 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,530 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 54% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 36%. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

880 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,762 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 26% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $5,192.

867 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,643 Total Students

A typical student attending City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College will pay a net price of $3,269. 76% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 27%.

842 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,193 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 24%. Graduates earn an average $26,800 after graduation. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

766 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,726 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 50% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 31%.

644 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,777 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,800 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 26% are considered full time. A typical student attending City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College will pay a net price of $3,177.

638 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,875 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,700 after earning their degree at this institution. 66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

606 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,567 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. 51% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 23%.

572 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,176 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. 57% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 25%.

Liberal Arts General Studies Careers in IL

Some of the careers liberal arts majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary

View Nationwide Liberal Arts General Studies Report

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.