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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
Master’s Degree 352
Bachelor’s Degree 204
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 39
Post-Master’s Certificate 39
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

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

Public Policy Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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%
Public Policy Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

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.

Public Policy Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

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.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 9 colleges in Illinois that offer public policy degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

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

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.

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

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%.

#2

DePaul University

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

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.

16 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. The full-time teacher rate is 51%. 98% of students get financical aid.

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

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.

#6

Adler University

Chicago
7 Degrees in Major Awarded

The full-time teacher rate is 98%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.90%.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,992 Total Students

93% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $38,200 after graduation. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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

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.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
4,655 Total Students

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
Political Scientists 12% $81,390
Medical and Health Services Managers 7% $103,700
Legislators 4% $0
Social Scientists 3% $76,160
Education Professors 1% $52,560
Political Science Professors 0% $82,010

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Social Work 2,862
Public Administration 478
Community Organization & Advocacy 147
Human Services 143
Other Public Administration 26

View all majors related to Public Policy

View Nationwide Public Policy Report

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