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General Psychology Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 3,603 students earned their Psychology degrees in IL.

In this state, General Psychology is the 8th most popular major out of a total 309 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Psychology Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,328
Master’s Degree 213
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 61
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 61
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 61
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

General Psychology Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.4%
  • Black or African American: 11.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 20.3%
  • White: 51.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.4%
  • Other Races: 6.8%
General Psychology Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Psychology Grads in Illinois

There are 6,470 people in the state and 625,220 people in the nation working in psychology jobs.

General Psychology Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for General Psychology Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a psychology grad in the state is $87,410, compared to a typical salary of $95,610 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 51 colleges in Illinois that offer psychology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.55 years to complete their degree at UIC. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

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

An average student at Loyola Chicago will pay a net price of $34,024. 51% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate.

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

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $23,140. The average student takes 4.59 years to complete their degree at NIU. The 7.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#4

DePaul University

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

The 4.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. 98% of students get financical aid.

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

This private school has an average net price of $24,840. It takes the average student 4.12 years to graduate. 6 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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

Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 73% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.57 years.

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

Of all the students who attend this school, 86% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $21,301. The student loan default rate of 3.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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

93% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. 83% of the teachers are full time.

#9

Governors State University

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it. In their early career, GSU grads earn an average salary of $37,300. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

114 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
8,103 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.90%. Most students complete their degree in 5.25 years.

General Psychology Careers in IL

Some of the careers psychology majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 6% $71,340
Psychology Professors 5% $79,600

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 1,761
Child Development & Psychology 749
Other Psychology 31

View all majors related to General Psychology

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