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Chemistry Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 881 students earned their Chemistry degrees in IL.

In this state, Chemistry is the 57th most popular major out of a total 309 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors in Illinois

Chemistry majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 564
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 177
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 177
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 177
Master’s Degree 140

Gender Distribution

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

Chemistry Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of chemistry majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 12.3%
  • Black or African American: 3.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.2%
  • White: 50.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 19.3%
  • Other Races: 5.3%
Chemistry Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Chemistry Grads in Illinois

52,480 people in the state and 1,333,980 in the nation are employed in jobs related to chemistry.

Chemistry Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Chemistry Jobs in Illinois

In this state, chemistry grads earn an average of $87,070. Nationwide, they make an average of $83,850.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 46 colleges in Illinois that offer chemistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

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

A typical student attending UIUC will pay a net price of $17,302. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. 62% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

114 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
17,002 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $26,160. 5 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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

An average student at Northwestern will pay a net price of $24,840. Most students complete their degree in 4.12 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 66% get financial aid.

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

The student loan default rate of 7.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $23,140.

56 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
31,683 Total Students

The average student takes 4.55 years to complete their degree at UIC. The 3.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it.

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

The 6.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,100 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $13,532.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
8,502 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.50%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 90% are considered full time.

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

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 77%. Graduates earn an average $39,600 after graduation.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
6,753 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.56 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $21,917. 100% of students get financical aid.

#10

Lewis University

Romeoville
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
6,440 Total Students

40% of the teachers are full time. 99% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,817 Total Students

83% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,843. The average student takes 4.47 years to complete their degree at SIUC.

Chemistry Careers in IL

Some of the careers chemistry majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Chemists 7% $68,160
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 6% $74,850
Natural Sciences Managers 4% $113,180
High School Teachers 4% $67,680
Chemistry Professors 0% $77,460
Physics Postsecondary Professors 0% $82,740
Environmental Science Professors 0% $85,830

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Physics 511
Geological & Earth Sciences 189
Atmospheric Sciences 51
Astronomy & Astrophysics 50
General Physical Sciences 33
Materials Sciences 5

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