Illinois Counselors: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Counselors in Illinois

Fast Facts for Counselors in Illinois

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

Salaries for Counselors in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Champaign and Peoria

Schools for Counselors in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Counselors Schools in Illinois

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

  • Programs: MS in Psychology - Addictions, MS in Psychology - General Psychology, MS in Psychology, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

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

  • Programs: Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling, Doctor of Ministry in Clinical Pastoral Education, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate, Bachelor

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Consumer Behavior, Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Organizational Behavior
  • Degrees: 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: MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, M.Div: Pastoral Counseling, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Psychology - Bachelor
  • 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: Counseling Psychology (EdD), Psychology (BA) (Online), Psychology (BA)
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor

Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

  • Programs: M.A. Counseling Psychology, M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ed.S. School Psychology, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate, Certificate

Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

  • Programs: MA in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization , Doctor of Psychology, Mediation & Conflict Resolution, MA in Psychology, General Psychology
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate

Judson University School of Leadership and Business Adult and Graduate Programs

  • Programs: Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

  • Programs: MS Psychology, Master of Science in Psychology - Forensic Psychology, MS Political Science, more...
  • Degrees: Master
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More Illinois Counselors Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bradley University Peoria Doctorate 6,053
Catholic Theological Union at Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 477
Chicago Theological Seminary Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 236
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago Associate 6,140
Concordia University River Forest River Forest Doctorate 4,126
Dominican University River Forest Masters 3,338
Eastern Illinois University Charleston Masters 12,179
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Evanston Doctorate & First Professional 315
Greenville College Greenville Masters 1,528
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 7,277
Illinois State University Normal Doctorate 20,274
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
McCormick Theological Seminary Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 251
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago Masters 12,814
Northern Illinois University Dekalb Doctorate & First Professional 25,254
Northwestern University Evanston Doctorate & First Professional 19,005
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais Doctorate 4,636
Roosevelt University Chicago Doctorate 7,163
Saint Xavier University Chicago Masters 5,675
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary Evanston Doctorate & First Professional 108
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale Doctorate & First Professional 20,983
Trinity International University Deerfield Deerfield Doctorate & First Professional 2,783
University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein Doctorate & First Professional 241
Western Illinois University Macomb Doctorate 13,331

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Counselors

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 Counselors 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


Springfield 0 $52130 0
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