Illinois Clergy: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Clergy in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Clergy in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Chicago
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Rockford
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: and Chicago

Salaries for Clergy in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: and Rockford

Schools for Clergy in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Clergy Schools in Illinois

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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

  • Programs: Master of Theology, Master of Theology - History of Christianity*, Master of Divinity - History of Christianity, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: MAR: Evangelism & Church Planting, M.Div: Leadership, MA Theological Studies: Theology, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Biblical Studies, Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology, Master of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral Care and Counseling, more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Master, Bachelor

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: BS in Liberal Studies, BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
  • Degrees: Bachelor
Argosy University
Chicago, Phoenix, Schaumburg

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Programs: Liberal Arts (BA) (Online), Liberal Arts (BA)
  • Degrees: Bachelor
Judson University
Elgin, Rockford

Judson University School of Leadership and Business Adult and Graduate Programs

  • Programs: Associate of Arts
  • Degrees: Associate
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More Illinois Clergy Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Augustana College Rock Island Bachelor 2,537
Aurora University Aurora Doctorate 3,946
Bradley University Peoria Doctorate 6,053
Catholic Theological Union at Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 477
Chicago Theological Seminary Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 236
Concordia University River Forest River Forest Doctorate 4,126
DePaul University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 23,401
Dominican University River Forest Masters 3,338
Elmhurst College Elmhurst Masters 3,184
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Evanston Doctorate & First Professional 315
Greenville College Greenville Masters 1,528
Illinois College Jacksonville Bachelor 1,014
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington Bachelor 2,094
Judson University Elgin Masters 1,236
Lake Forest College Lake Forest Masters 1,456
Lewis University Romeoville Doctorate 5,347
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary Lincoln Doctorate & First Professional 1,055
Loyola University Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 15,545
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 365
MacMurray College Jacksonville Bachelor 648
McCormick Theological Seminary Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 251
McKendree University Lebanon Masters 3,312
Monmouth College Monmouth Bachelor 1,343
North Central College Naperville Masters 2,559
Northwestern University Evanston Doctorate & First Professional 19,005
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais Doctorate 4,636
Quincy University Quincy Masters 1,323
Saint Xavier University Chicago Masters 5,675
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary Evanston Doctorate & First Professional 108
Trinity International University Deerfield Deerfield Doctorate & First Professional 2,783
University of Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 14,538
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Doctorate & First Professional 42,326
University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein Doctorate & First Professional 241
Wheaton College Wheaton Wheaton Doctorate 2,895

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Clergy

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Clergy relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Peoria 60 $0 1.03
Rockford 50 $42400 0.99
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