Best Journalism Colleges in Illinois

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Illinois that offer Journalism degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 19 Journalism schools located within Illinois. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Journalism Colleges in Illinois for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 4 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 316 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 176 Bachelor's degrees, and 140 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
2 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 46 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 41 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
3 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 31 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
4 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL

Illinois Institute of Technology offers 0 Journalism Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city.

Based on 12 Reviews
5 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 5 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 62 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 62 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
6 Bradley University Peoria, IL

Bradley University offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 10 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 10 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL

Northern Illinois University offers 1 Journalism Degree program. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 32 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 32 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
8 DePaul University Chicago, IL

DePaul University offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 81 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 52 Bachelor's degrees, and 29 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
9 Lewis University Romeoville, IL

Lewis University offers 2 Journalism Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Concordia University-Chicago River Forest, IL

Concordia University-Chicago offers 1 Journalism Degree program. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Journalism with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 16,437
Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 7,792
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
16 : 1 17,292
Bradley University Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
14 : 1 5,338
Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
22 : 1 20,130
DePaul University DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 23,539
Lewis University Lewis University Romeoville, IL
5/5
19 : 1 6,679
Concordia University-Chicago Concordia University-Chicago River Forest, IL
5/5
17 : 1 5,239
Illinois State University Illinois State University Normal, IL
3/5
22 : 1 20,760
Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
3/5
17 : 1 8,520
University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, IL
3/5
22 : 1 5,402
Roosevelt University Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 5,352
Dominican University Dominican University River Forest, IL
5/5
15 : 1 3,696
North Central College North Central College Naperville, IL
5/5
16 : 1 2,962
Western Illinois University Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,094
Columbia College-Chicago Columbia College-Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
16 : 1 8,961
Olivet Nazarene University Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
5/5
18 : 1 4,892

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Additional Journalism Degree Facts for Illinois Schools

What Journalism degree programs were earned in Illinois?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 18 Colleges 583 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 7 Colleges 206 Graduates
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