Illinois Writers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Writers in Illinois

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Schools for Writers in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Writing Schools in Illinois

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More Illinois Writing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Augustana College Rock Island Bachelor 2,537
Aurora University Aurora Doctorate 3,946
Blackburn College Carlinville Bachelor 617
Bradley University Peoria Doctorate 6,053
Chicago State University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 6,810
Columbia College Chicago Chicago Masters 12,021
Concordia University River Forest River Forest Doctorate 4,126
DePaul University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 23,401
Dominican University River Forest Masters 3,338
East-West University Chicago Bachelor 1,144
Eastern Illinois University Charleston Masters 12,179
Elmhurst College Elmhurst Masters 3,184
Eureka College Eureka Bachelor 672
Governors State University University Park Doctorate 5,692
Greenville College Greenville Masters 1,528
Illinois College Jacksonville Bachelor 1,014
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 7,277
Illinois State University Normal Doctorate 20,274
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington Bachelor 2,094
Judson University Elgin Masters 1,236
Knox College Galesburg Bachelor 1,371
Lake Forest College Lake Forest Masters 1,456
Lewis University Romeoville Doctorate 5,347
Loyola University Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 15,545
MacMurray College Jacksonville Bachelor 648
McKendree University Lebanon Masters 3,312
Millikin University Decatur Masters 2,376
Monmouth College Monmouth Bachelor 1,343
National-Louis University Chicago Doctorate 7,405
North Central College Naperville Masters 2,559
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
Quincy University Quincy Masters 1,323
Rockford College Rockford Masters 1,566
Roosevelt University Chicago Doctorate 7,163
Saint Xavier University Chicago Masters 5,675
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Masters 3,006
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale Doctorate & First Professional 20,983
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville Masters & First Professional 13,398
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights Bachelor 1,367
Trinity International University Deerfield Deerfield Doctorate & First Professional 2,783
University of Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 14,538
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 25,747
University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield Doctorate 4,855
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Doctorate & First Professional 42,326
University of St Francis Joliet Masters 3,503
Western Illinois University Macomb Doctorate 13,331
Wheaton College Wheaton Wheaton Doctorate 2,895
Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute Skokie Associate 311

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Writers

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 Writers 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


Champaign 30 $64480 1.12
Urbana 30 $64480 1.12
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