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Elementary Education Schools in Illinois

1,379 Elementary Teaching students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

An Elementary Education major is the 1st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Elementary Education Majors in Illinois

Elementary Teaching majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,113
Master’s Degree 266

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a elementary teaching major is more popular with women than with men.

Elementary Education Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of elementary teaching majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Black or African American: 4.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.1%
  • White: 72.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 4.6%
Elementary Education Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Elementary Education Grads in Illinois

There are 65,630 people in the state and 1,410,970 people in the nation working in elementary teaching jobs.

Elementary Education Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Elementary Education Jobs in Illinois

Elementary Teaching grads earn an average of $62,140 in the state and $62,200 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 48 colleges in Illinois that offer elementary teaching degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,600 a year.

104 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,992 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 5.00 years to complete their degree at NLU. This private school has an average net price of $14,303.

97 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
49,702 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,302. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 62% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 75%.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,281 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $36,100 after graduation. 73% of the teachers are full time.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
17,169 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 75%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Graduates earn an average $36,800 after graduation.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
8,502 Total Students

90% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,970. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

#7

DePaul University

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.22 years. This private school has an average net price of $28,410. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,526 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 79%. Graduates earn an average $34,400 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.47 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

#10

Lewis University

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

The student loan default rate is 3.80% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $18,531.

Elementary Education Careers in IL

Some of the careers elementary teaching majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Elementary School Teachers 4% $59,070

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to elementary teaching.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Early Childhood Education 756
Secondary Education 337
Middle School Education & Teaching 223
Teacher Development & Methodology 85
Teacher Education 56
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 15
Adult & Continuing Education 4

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