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Social Work Schools in Illinois

2,869 students earned Social Work degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Social Work is the 16th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Illinois

Social Work majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,793
Bachelor’s Degree 906
Associate’s Degree 65
Post-Master’s Certificate 52
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 52
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 26
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 26
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 22
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 5

Gender Distribution

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

Social Work Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of social work majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.9%
  • Black or African American: 14.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 19.8%
  • White: 56.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
Social Work Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Illinois

There are 38,760 people in the state and 987,750 people in the nation working in social work jobs.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Illinois

Social Work grads earn an average of $56,100 in the state and $58,470 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 43 colleges in Illinois that offer social work degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

The average student takes 4.33 years to complete their degree at Aurora. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. The student loan default rate is 4.80% which is lower than average.

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

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This private institution charges an average net price of $34,024.

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

A typical student attending UIC will pay a net price of $13,301. The full-time teacher rate is 72%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

61% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This private institution charges an average net price of $26,160.

228 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 full-time teacher rate is 75%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $47,100 a year.

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

It takes the average student 5.25 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 5.90% which is lower than average.

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.47 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,843. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#8

Governors State University

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

Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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

It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $39,600 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.90%.

#10

Dominican University

River Forest
77 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
2,990 Total Students

The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Dominican U. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,800 a year.

Social Work Careers in IL

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Marriage and Family Therapists 10% $40,090
Social and Community Service Managers 8% $60,560
Healthcare Social Workers 8% $50,880
Counselors 7% $34,110
Substance Abuse Social Workers 6% $43,100
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 6% $52,000
Social Workers 5% $61,280
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 4% $68,080
Social Work Professors 0% $51,610

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Public Policy 596
Public Administration 478
Community Organization & Advocacy 147
Human Services 143
Other Public Administration 26

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