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Public Administration Schools in Illinois

478 Public Admin students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Public Administration is the 87th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Administration Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 446
Post-Master’s Certificate 11
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 11
Bachelor’s Degree 11
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 10

Gender Distribution

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

Public Administration Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.5%
  • Black or African American: 17.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.6%
  • White: 46.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 19.9%
  • Other Races: 3.6%
Public Administration Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Administration Grads in Illinois

146,710 people in the state and 3,286,920 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public admin.

Public Administration Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Public Administration Jobs in Illinois

In this state, public admin grads earn an average of $90,080. Nationwide, they make an average of $102,850.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 16 colleges in Illinois that offer public admin degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

72% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.10%.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
4,575 Total Students

In their early career, UIS grads earn an average salary of $34,800. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $11,205.

#3

DePaul University

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

The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 49%. An average student at DePaul will pay a net price of $28,410.

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

The student loan default rate of 1.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $58,900 a year. 6 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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

95% of students get financical aid. 75% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $23,140.

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

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $55,800 after graduation.

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

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,100 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.10%.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
4,329 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.45 years to complete their degree at Roosevelt.

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

83% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.47 years to complete their degree at SIUC. This public school has an average net price of $16,843.

#10

Aurora University

Aurora
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
6,005 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,600 a year. This private institution charges an average net price of $17,613.

Public Administration Careers in IL

Some of the careers public admin majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
General and Operations Managers 8% $102,660
Social and Community Service Managers 8% $60,560
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 7% $90,420
Legislators 4% $0
Chief Executives -7% $208,000
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents -10% $74,170

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Social Work 2,862
Public Policy 596
Community Organization & Advocacy 147
Human Services 143
Other Public Administration 26

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