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Early Childhood Education Schools in Illinois

756 Child development students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Early Childhood Education is the 5th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Early Childhood Education Majors in Illinois

Child development majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 403
Master’s Degree 149
Associate’s Degree 95
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 73
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 30
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 30
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a child development major is more popular with women than with men.

Early Childhood Education Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of child development majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Black or African American: 15.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 23.5%
  • White: 50.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.2%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
Early Childhood Education Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Early Childhood Education Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 28,750 people employed in jobs related to a child development degree, compared to 555,680 nationwide.

Early Childhood Education Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Early Childhood Education Jobs in Illinois

In this state, child development grads earn an average of $31,500. Nationwide, they make an average of $34,410.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 38 colleges in Illinois that offer child development degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

123 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,005 Total Students

An average student at NLU will pay a net price of $14,303. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,125 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 7.30% which is lower than average. 91% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,500 a year.

86 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,878 Total Students

In their early career, Illinois State grads earn an average salary of $39,600. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
959 Total Students

In their early career, St. Augustine College grads earn an average salary of $23,800. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 17% are considered full time.

#5

DePaul University

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

The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
16,609 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,800 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 75%.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
6,205 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.60%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

#8

Erikson Institute

Chicago
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
421 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.30%.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,931 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $4,768. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,600 a year.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,061 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.10%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,532.

Early Childhood Education Careers in IL

Some of the careers child development majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Preschool Teachers 10% $29,090
Kindergarten Teachers 4% $54,270

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to child development.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Elementary Education 1,379
Secondary Education 337
Middle School Education & Teaching 223
Teacher Development & Methodology 85
Teacher Education 56
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 15
Adult & Continuing Education 4

View all majors related to Early Childhood Education

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