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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

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  • M.A. in Christian Ministry
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  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology
  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Biblical Studies
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  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
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  • Ed.D. in Christian Leadership
  • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • M.Div: Homiletics
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  • Master of Arts in Special Education
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  • BS in Liberal Studies - Professional Studies Track
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Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

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  • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.
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  • Has an average freshman retention rate of 91.8%.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 38% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has famous alumni including chef and restauranteur Mario Batali, author Junot Diaz, actor James Gandolfini, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.

More Illinois Clergy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Rock Island
Bachelor
2,537
Aurora
Doctorate
3,946
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
477
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
236
River Forest
Doctorate
4,126
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
23,401
River Forest
Masters
3,338
Elmhurst
Masters
3,184
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
315
Greenville
Masters
1,528
Jacksonville
Bachelor
1,014
Bloomington
Bachelor
2,094
Elgin
Masters
1,236
Lake Forest
Masters
1,456
Romeoville
Doctorate
5,347
Lincoln
Doctorate & First Professional
1,055
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
15,545
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
365
Jacksonville
Bachelor
648
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
251
Lebanon
Masters
3,312
Monmouth
Bachelor
1,343
Naperville
Masters
2,559
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
19,005
Bourbonnais
Doctorate
4,636
Quincy
Masters
1,323
Chicago
Masters
5,675
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
108
Deerfield
Doctorate & First Professional
2,783
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
14,538
Champaign
Doctorate & First Professional
42,326
Mundelein
Doctorate & First Professional
241
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:
Clergy

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bloomington 30 $36,200
Peoria 50 $35,030
Rockford 50 $42,550
Springfield 40 $48,440

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