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Accounting Schools in Illinois

4,314 students earned Accounting degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Accounting is the 2nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in Illinois

Accounting majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,433
Master’s Degree 1,031
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 472
Associate’s Degree 209
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 126
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 126
Post-Master’s Certificate 39
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 39
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of accounting majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 9.0%
  • Black or African American: 6.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.4%
  • White: 55.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.4%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
Accounting Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 182,140 people employed in jobs related to an accounting degree, compared to 4,307,910 nationwide.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Accounting Jobs in Illinois

In this state, accounting grads earn an average of $77,800. Nationwide, they make an average of $78,820.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 92 colleges in Illinois that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

DePaul University

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

The average student takes 4.22 years to complete their degree at DePaul. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $28,410.

373 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
51,605 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 62% of students receive it. 75% of the teachers are full time. The 1.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

349 Degrees in Major Awarded
20% Graduation Rate
18,195 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 4% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,656. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

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

The student loan default rate is 3.90% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.39 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,600 a year.

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

A typical student attending NIU will pay a net price of $23,140. Graduates earn an average $36,800 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.80%.

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

The average student takes 4.55 years to complete their degree at UIC. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. The student loan default rate of 3.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

193 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,477 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 36%. The student loan default rate of 8.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 54% of students receive it.

166 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
11,695 Total Students

83% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,843. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

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

Graduates earn an average $36,100 after graduation. A typical student attending SIUE will pay a net price of $13,532. Most students complete their degree in 4.57 years.

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. 51% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $42,700 after graduation.

Accounting Careers in IL

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Financial Managers 17% $126,020
Accountants and Auditors 8% $71,470
Financial Analysts 7% $79,310
Statistical Assistants 6% $50,530
Financial Examiners 5% $93,700
Credit Analysts 3% $65,610
Brokerage Clerks 2% $53,130
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 0% $76,810
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks -3% $40,760
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks -3% $47,920

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Business Administration & Management 13,682
Management Sciences & Methods 2,095
Finance & Financial Management 2,057
Marketing 1,965
Business & Commerce 1,594
Human Resource Management 1,106
Business Support & Assistance 704
Management Information Systems 631

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