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Urban Studies Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 58 students earned their Urban Studies degrees in IL.

In terms of popularity, Urban Studies is the 209th most popular major in the state out of a total 309 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Urban Studies Majors in Illinois

Urban Studies majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 48
Master’s Degree 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a urban studies major is more popular with women than with men.

Urban Studies Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of urban studies majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 15.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 32.8%
  • White: 43.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 5.2%
  • Other Races: 1.7%
Urban Studies Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Urban Studies Grads in Illinois

There are 2,330 people in the state and 521,060 people in the nation working in urban studies jobs.

Urban Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Urban Studies Jobs in Illinois

Urban Studies grads earn an average of $74,420 in the state and $87,950 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Illinois that offer urban studies degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
32,324 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,301. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,600 after earning their degree at this institution. 82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
3,004 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.10 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,453 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,300 a year. 42% of the teachers are full time.


DePaul University

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
22,064 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.22 years to graduate. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,410. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,159 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.20%. Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years. In their early career, Loyola Chicago grads earn an average salary of $42,700.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,448 Total Students

In their early career, Northwestern grads earn an average salary of $58,900. This private school has an average net price of $24,840. The average student takes 4.12 years to complete their degree at Northwestern.

Urban Studies Careers in IL

Some of the careers urban studies majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Urban and Regional Planners 10% $69,770
Social Sciences Professors 2% $45,630
Sociologists -17% $75,290

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to urban studies.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Economics 2,059
Political Science & Government 1,528
Sociology 971
International Relations & Security 389
Anthropology 320
General Social Sciences 272
Geography & Cartography 210
Criminology 181

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