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Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 285 students earned their Liberal Arts degrees in IL.

In terms of popularity, Liberal Arts General Studies is the 43rd most popular major in the state out of a total 233 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in Illinois

Liberal Arts majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 206
Post-Master’s Certificate 78
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 78
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a liberal arts major is more popular with women than with men.

Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of liberal arts majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 6.7%
  • Black or African American: 9.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.8%
  • White: 56.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 11.2%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Liberal Arts General Studies Grads in Illinois

There are 3,040 people in the state and 183,750 people in the nation working in liberal arts jobs.

Liberal Arts General Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Liberal Arts General Studies Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a liberal arts grad in the state is $66,970, compared to a typical salary of $76,990 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in Illinois that offer liberal arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 12 below:

132 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
17,452 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $26,160.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,448 Total Students

An average student at Northwestern will pay a net price of $24,840. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 83% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.12 years to complete their degree at Northwestern.

#3

North Central College

Naperville
34 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
2,888 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 46% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 3.20% which is lower than average. An average student at North Central will pay a net price of $23,599.

#4

DePaul University

Chicago
31 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
22,064 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,410. Graduates earn an average $42,100 after graduation.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
7,624 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 90%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.50%.

#6

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
1,562 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,100 after earning their degree at this institution. 58% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 1.80% which is lower than average.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
6,515 Total Students

In their early career, Illinois Tech grads earn an average salary of $55,800. The 2.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. 100% of students get financical aid.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,929 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. An average student at Bradley will pay a net price of $24,706.

#8

Lewis University

Romeoville
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
6,359 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.80%. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 99% of students get financical aid.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
265 Total Students

The 6.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 28%.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
4,401 Total Students

In their early career, Benedictine U grads earn an average salary of $40,000. Most students complete their degree in 4.34 years. The 5.00% student loan default rate is lower than average.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
4,275 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $34,800 after graduation. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending UIS will pay a net price of $11,205.

Liberal Arts General Studies Careers in IL

Some of the careers liberal arts majors go into include:

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