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Fast Facts for Educational Counselors in Illinois

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

Salaries for Educational Counselors in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Kankakee and Champaign

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Programs
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling
  • Certificate in School Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology program helps students prepare for careers in counseling, marketing/sales, human services, ministry, and more.
  • The School of Psychology & Counseling received a 95% match rate for 4th year Psy.D. student internships in 2015.
  • Programmatic accreditation for psychology programs is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology
  • M.S. in Psychology: General Psychology
  • Does the Human Mind Fascinate You? Study Psychology! Choose Your Degree:
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Convenient online program options available for the master's and bachelor's degree.
  • Speak to an enrollment counselor today and find the degree that is right for you!
Programs
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Online bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, IT, Healthcare Management, Pscyhology & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
Programs
  • Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
  • MS in Psychology - General Psychology
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Addiction, and more.
  • Approved as an education provider by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
  • Courses cover topics such as addiction science, assessment, prevention, and treatment.
  • Students learn how to identify, plan, and use resources to help improve client situations.
Programs
  • Ed.S. School Psychology
  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision
  • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities ( beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities. 
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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Programs
  • Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Professional School Counseling (PSC)
  • Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.
  • 85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • 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.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Counseling Psychology (EdD)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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Chicago
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Programs
  • Psychology - BA
  • General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.

More Illinois Educational Counseling 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
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
River Forest
Doctorate
4,126
Charleston
Masters
12,179
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
7,277
Normal
Doctorate
20,274
Romeoville
Doctorate
5,347
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
15,545
Chicago
Masters
12,814
Dekalb
Doctorate & First Professional
25,254
Bourbonnais
Doctorate
4,636
Chicago
Doctorate
7,163
Chicago
Masters
5,675
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Macomb
Doctorate
13,331

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Educational 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:
Educational Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Educational Counselors 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
Carbondale 140 $19,420
Marion 140 $19,420
Champaign 220 $51,310
Urbana 220 $51,310
Bloomington -2222 $54,660
Kankakee 130 $46,150
Peoria 210 $42,230
Rockford 150 $71,500
Springfield 210 $45,010

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