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|
|Award Taking Less Than 1 Year||472|
|Award Taking 1 to 2 Years||126|
|Award Taking 2 to 4 Years||126|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship)||4|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||4|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||4|
In Illinois, a accounting major is more popular with women than with men.
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%
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.
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.
Most Popular Accounting Programs in IL
There are 92 colleges in Illinois that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|Accountants and Auditors||8%||$71,470|
|Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents||0%||$76,810|
|Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks||-3%||$40,760|
|Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks||-3%||$47,920|
Related Majors in Illinois
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|
|Business & Commerce||1,594|
|Human Resource Management||1,106|
|Business Support & Assistance||704|
|Management Information Systems||631|
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