Best Mathematics and Science colleges in Illinois

Why a degree in mathematics and science?

As a child, you were more excited for science fair than recess. Now as an adult, when you watch The Big Bang Theory, you actually know what they’re talking about. Science is your thing, and you’re hoping that passion can take your career to the next level. 

What mathematics and science degree options exist?

The number of science related jobs is increasing faster than the national average,* but so is the attention. Interests in the sciences has seen a 19% increase from female students and an 11% increase from male students*. Careers in the science field also have the largest salary range of any field, spanning from $33,000-$104,000*, leaving much to consider when choosing your path.

You’ve got the smarts and the know-how, and you’re on the right path. How it works, what it’s made of, and how can I fix it are common thoughts that run through your mind. Turn those thoughts into money with a career in science.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics
*Cambridge Occupational Analysts

Best Mathematics and Science colleges in Illinois for 2021

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 69 Mathematics and Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 2,593 Mathematics and Science students graduated with students earning 1,660 Bachelor's degrees, 711 Master's degrees, and 222 Doctoral degrees.

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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University of Chicago offers 61 Mathematics and Science degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,121 Mathematics and Science students graduated with students earning 559 Bachelor's degrees, 396 Master's degrees, 153 Doctoral degrees, and 13 Certificates.

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Northwestern University offers 49 Mathematics and Science degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 803 Mathematics and Science students graduated with students earning 461 Bachelor's degrees, 165 Master's degrees, 161 Doctoral degrees, and 16 Certificates.

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University of Illinois at Chicago offers 42 Mathematics and Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 938 Mathematics and Science students graduated with students earning 778 Bachelor's degrees, 86 Doctoral degrees, and 74 Master's degrees.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 38 Mathematics and Science degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 344 Mathematics and Science students graduated with students earning 245 Bachelor's degrees, 58 Master's degrees, 40 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.

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Loyola University Chicago offers 41 Mathematics and Science degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 577 Mathematics and Science students graduated with students earning 507 Bachelor's degrees, 61 Master's degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.

Northern Illinois University offers 21 Mathematics and Science degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 361 Mathematics and Science students graduated with students earning 274 Bachelor's degrees, 56 Master's degrees, and 31 Doctoral degrees.

Illinois State University offers 17 Mathematics and Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 370 Mathematics and Science students graduated with students earning 314 Bachelor's degrees, 49 Master's degrees, 4 Certificates, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Illinois Institute of Technology offers 35 Mathematics and Science degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 144 Mathematics and Science students graduated with students earning 97 Master's degrees, 30 Bachelor's degrees, and 17 Doctoral degrees.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville offers 9 Mathematics and Science degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 267 Mathematics and Science students graduated with students earning 218 Bachelor's degrees, and 49 Master's degrees.

List of all Mathematics and Science colleges in Illinois

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
22 : 1 51,605
University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
12 : 1 17,452
Northwestern University Logo Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
15 : 1 22,448
University of Illinois at Chicago Logo University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
4/5
19 : 1 32,324
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Logo Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,695
Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 17,159
Northern Illinois University Logo Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
21 : 1 16,609
Illinois State University Logo Illinois State University Normal, IL
3/5
23 : 1 20,878
Illinois Institute of Technology Logo Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
5/5
16 : 1 6,515
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Logo Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
3/5
21 : 1 13,061
Augustana College Logo Augustana College Rock Island, IL
5/5
13 : 1 2,546
Western Illinois University Logo Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
3/5
16 : 1 7,624
Moraine Valley Community College Logo Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
3/5
68 : 1 13,032
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Logo Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, IL   21 : 1 2,102
Bradley University Logo Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
17 : 1 5,929
DePaul University Logo DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
25 : 1 22,064
Northeastern Illinois University Logo Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
3/5
25 : 1 7,423
Eastern Illinois University Logo Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
3/5
21 : 1 7,806
Benedictine University Logo Benedictine University Lisle, IL
5/5
31 : 1 4,401
Roosevelt University Logo Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
5/5
21 : 1 4,071

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