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International Relations & Security Schools in Illinois

389 students earned International Relations degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

An International Relations & Security major is the 103rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of International Relations & Security Majors in Illinois

International Relations majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 270
Post-Master’s Certificate 60
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 60
Master’s Degree 59

Gender Distribution

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

International Relations & Security Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of international relations majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 9.3%
  • Black or African American: 5.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 15.7%
  • White: 45.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 16.2%
  • Other Races: 8.2%
International Relations & Security Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for International Relations & Security Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 590 people employed in jobs related to an international relations degree, compared to 484,390 nationwide.

International Relations & Security Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for International Relations & Security Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a international relations grad in the state is $89,860, compared to a typical salary of $115,300 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 16 colleges in Illinois that offer international relations degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

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

Graduates earn an average $54,300 after graduation. The 1.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.06 years to complete their degree at UChicago.

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years. In their early career, Loyola Chicago grads earn an average salary of $42,700. 98% of students get financical aid.

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.00%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 83% are considered full time.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
2,944 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 0.90% which is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $26,180. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,200 a year.

#5

DePaul University

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

This private institution charges an average net price of $28,410. 98% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.22 years to graduate.

#6

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
1,512 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. In their early career, Lake Forest grads earn an average salary of $39,100.

#7

Knox College

Galesburg
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
1,333 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $21,359. Graduates earn an average $29,800 after graduation.

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

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.70%. 98% of students get financical aid. In their early career, Roosevelt grads earn an average salary of $36,800.

#9

Dominican University

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.24 years. 45% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%.

#10

Lewis University

Romeoville
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
6,440 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,700 a year. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. An average student at Lewis will pay a net price of $18,531.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,882 Total Students

59% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate.

International Relations & Security Careers in IL

Some of the careers international relations majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Political Scientists 12% $81,390
Political Science Professors 0% $82,010

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Economics 2,059
Political Science & Government 1,528
Sociology 971
Anthropology 320
General Social Sciences 272
Geography & Cartography 210
Criminology 181
Sociology & Anthropology 74

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