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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
  • 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).
Programs
  • Master of Education in School Counseling

Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio. Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, we have developed a reputation for our personal teaching style. Since 2011, OLLU has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are a university that helps students develop their full potential in an environment that's encouraging and stimulating.

Our online degree programs prepare professionals to provide leadership and make scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their fields, apply the most current information and technology to decision making and problem solving, work collaboratively, productively and ethically in culturally diverse settings, and contribute to the mission of the University by serving the needs of their communities.


Programs
  • Bridge - Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology
  • Work in the fascinating and rewarding field of psychology - earn your bachelor's or master's degree online with Grand Canyon University.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research, creativity, ethical formation and inquiry through critical, analytical and interdisciplinary study.
  • GCU's bachelor's and master's in psychology degrees combine academic theory with practical application.
  • Gain a comprehensive study of human behavior within a Christian values-oriented environment designed to emphasize compassion and ethics.
  • Join a values-based community surrounded by compassion, ethics and research on human behavior.
Programs
  • PhD in Psychology
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
Programs
  • MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Inspired by the pioneering work of 19th-century educator and former Antioch President Horace Mann, Antioch University offers higher education that acknowledges the common good, prizes hands-on learning, and is inspired by a diverse academic community. We seek to instill in our students the knowledge and self-awareness to become lifelong learners, compassionate leaders, and world citizens.

Programs
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Online Bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, Psychology, IT, Healthcare Management & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
  • Provide a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services
  • Give students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.
Programs
  • Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology - BA
  • 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.
Programs
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • 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.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated at 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • 89% of full time factulty hold a terminal degree in their field.
  • 10:1 student to faculty ratio, and 62% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission(HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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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).

More Illinois Educational Counseling Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale-Marion 140 $24,320
Champaign-Urbana 220 $53,360
Bloomington N/A $56,450
Kankakee 130 $55,970
Peoria 210 $51,490
Rockford 150 $71,110
Springfield 210 $50,120

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