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Mental Health Nursing Schools in Illinois

14 students earned Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

A Mental Health Nursing major is the 13th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Mental Health Nursing Majors in Illinois

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Post-Master’s Certificate 14
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 14

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a psychiatric/mental health nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Mental Health Nursing Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of psychiatric/mental health nursing majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.1%
  • Black or African American: 14.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
  • White: 71.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 7.1%
Mental Health Nursing Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mental Health Nursing Grads in Illinois

136,750 people in the state and 3,187,320 in the nation are employed in jobs related to psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Mental Health Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Mental Health Nursing Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a psychiatric/mental health nursing grad in the state is $73,890, compared to a typical salary of $81,350 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 2 colleges in Illinois that offer psychiatric/mental health nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
3,776 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $18,355. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.


Lewis University

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

40% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $18,531. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

Mental Health Nursing Careers in IL

Some of the careers psychiatric/mental health nursing majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 38% $103,760
Registered Nurses 15% $72,250
Nursing Instructors and Professors 15% $63,490

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Registered Nursing 16,387
Family Practice Nursing 2,677
Nursing Practice 734
Nursing Science 554
Nursing Administration 188
Nursing Education 52
Nurse Anesthetist 34
Geriatric Nursing 17

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