Public Policy Schools in Illinois
596 Public Policy students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.
A Public Policy major is the 77th most popular major in this state.
Education Levels of Public Policy Majors in Illinois
Public Policy majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship)||1|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||1|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||1|
In Illinois, a public policy major is more popular with women than with men.
The racial distribution of public policy majors in Illinois is as follows:
- Asian: 9.6%
- Black or African American: 6.5%
- Hispanic or Latino: 10.1%
- White: 38.9%
- Non-Resident Alien: 29.7%
- Other Races: 5.2%
Jobs for Public Policy Grads in Illinois
29,870 people in the state and 740,490 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public policy.
Wages for Public Policy Jobs in Illinois
A typical salary for a public policy grad in the state is $80,520, compared to a typical salary of $99,480 nationwide.
Most Popular Public Policy Programs in IL
There are 9 colleges in Illinois that offer public policy degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:
It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate. The 1.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $54,300 after graduation.
Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. In their early career, Northwestern grads earn an average salary of $58,900. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.00%.
Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.22 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time.
An average student at Loyola Chicago will pay a net price of $34,024. The full-time teacher rate is 51%. 98% of students get financical aid.
This public school has an average net price of $13,301. The full-time teacher rate is 72%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.
The full-time teacher rate is 98%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.90%.
93% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $38,200 after graduation. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.
Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. 63% of the teachers are full time.
Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,007. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Olivet Nazarene grads earn an average salary of $35,300.
Public Policy Careers in IL
Some of the careers public policy majors go into include:
|Job Title||IL Job Growth||IL Median Salary|
|Health Specialties Professors||14%||$85,020|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||7%||$103,700|
|Political Science Professors||0%||$82,010|
Related Majors in Illinois
Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public policy.
|Major||Annual Graduates in IL|
|Community Organization & Advocacy||147|
|Other Public Administration||26|
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