CPA Schools in Illinois

With 1,523,816 residents, Illinois still has room for more people interested in relocating to the state to pursue higher studies. CPA schools in Illinois can help an aspiring certified public accountant gain the learning and education necessary for a successful career. Students have a choice of 86 cpa colleges in Illinois to attend. In the 2008-2009 school year, reportedly 3,704 students completed cpa programs in Illinois.

CitySchoolPrograms Offered
Cpa Schools in Aurora Aurora University
347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL, 60506
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Rasmussen College-Aurora
2363 Sequoia Drive Suite 131
Aurora, IL, 60506
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Bedford Park Fox College Inc
6640 S. Cicero
Bedford Park, IL, 60638
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Belleville Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL, 62221
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Bloomington Illinois Wesleyan University
1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL, 61702
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Bourbonnais Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL, 60914
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Calumet City Westwood College-River Oaks
80 River Oaks Ctr-Ste 111
Calumet City, IL, 60409
  • Bachelors in Accounting and Related Services
Cpa Schools in Canton Spoon River College
23235 North County 22
Canton, IL, 61520
  • Certification in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Carbondale Southern Illinois University Carbondale
900 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL, 62901
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Carlinville Blackburn College
700 College Ave
Carlinville, IL, 62626
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Carterville John A Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL, 62918
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Centralia Kaskaskia College
27210 College Rd
Centralia, IL, 62801
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Champaign Parkland College
2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL, 61821
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
601 E John Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
  • PhD in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Charleston Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL, 61920
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Chicago City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL, 60601
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
1145 W Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60640
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL, 60628
  • Associates in Accounting
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
7500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL, 60652
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
4300 N Narragansett
Chicago, IL, 60634
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
DePaul University
55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL, 60604
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
DeVry University-Illinois
3300 N Campbell Ave
Chicago, IL, 60618
  • Masters in Accounting and Finance
Ellis University
111 N Canal St Ste 380
Chicago, IL, 60606
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL, 60660
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
National-Louis University
122 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL, 60603
  • Bachelors in Accounting
North Park University
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL, 60625
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL, 60625
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Roosevelt University
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL, 60605
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Saint Xavier University
3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL, 60655
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Bachelors in Accounting
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL, 60607
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Westwood College-Chicago Loop
17 N State St-Ste 300
Chicago, IL, 60602
  • Bachelors in Accounting and Related Services
Cpa Schools in Cicero Morton College
3801 S Central Ave
Cicero, IL, 60804
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Crystal Lake McHenry County College
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL, 60012
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Danville Danville Area Community College
2000 E Main St
Danville, IL, 61832
  • Certification in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Decatur Millikin University
1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL, 62522
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Dekalb Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL, 60115
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Dixon Sauk Valley Community College
173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, IL, 61021
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in East Peoria Illinois Central College
One College Drive
East Peoria, IL, 61635
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL, 62026
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Elgin Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL, 60123
  • Associates in Accounting
Judson University
1151 N State St
Elgin, IL, 60123
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Elmhurst Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL, 60126
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Eureka Eureka College
300 E. College Ave.
Eureka, IL, 61530
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Evanston Northwestern University
633 Clark St
Evanston, IL, 60208
  • Masters in Accounting and Related Services
  • PhD in Accounting and Related Services
Cpa Schools in Freeport Highland Community College
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL, 61032
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Galesburg Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, IL, 61401
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Godfrey Lewis and Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd
Godfrey, IL, 62035
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Grayslake College of Lake County
19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL, 60030
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Greenville Greenville College
315 E. College Ave
Greenville, IL, 62246
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Jacksonville Illinois College
1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville, IL, 62650
  • Bachelors in Accounting
MacMurray College
447 E. College Ave
Jacksonville, IL, 62650
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Joliet Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL, 60431
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
University of St Francis
500 N Wilcox St
Joliet, IL, 60435
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Lebanon McKendree University
701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL, 62254
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Lisle Benedictine University
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL, 60532
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting and Finance
Cpa Schools in Macomb Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL, 61455
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Mattoon Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, IL, 61938
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Moline Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities
1527 47th Ave
Moline, IL, 61265
  • Certification in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Monmouth Monmouth College
700 E Broadway
Monmouth, IL, 61462
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Naperville North Central College
30 N Brainard St
Naperville, IL, 60540
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Normal Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL, 61761
  • Certification in Accounting
Illinois State University
North and School Streets
Normal, IL, 61790
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Cpa Schools in North Aurora Everest College-North Aurora
150 S Lincolnway #100
North Aurora, IL, 60542
  • Certification in Accounting and Related Services
Cpa Schools in Oglesby Illinois Valley Community College
815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, IL, 61348
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Palatine Harper College
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL, 60067
  • Certification in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Palos Heights Trinity Christian College
6601 W College Dr
Palos Heights, IL, 60463
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Peoria Bradley University
1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL, 61625
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Midstate College
411 W Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL, 61614
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Quincy John Wood Community College
1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, IL, 62305
  • Certification in Accounting
Quincy University
1800 College Ave
Quincy, IL, 62301
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in River Forest Concordia University
7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL, 60305
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Dominican University
7900 W Division St
River Forest, IL, 60305
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Cpa Schools in River Grove Triton College
2000 5th Ave
River Grove, IL, 60171
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Rock Island Augustana College
639 38th St
Rock Island, IL, 61201
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Rockford Rasmussen College-Rockford
6000 East State Street Fourth Floor
Rockford, IL, 61108
  • Associates in Accounting
Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL, 61114
  • Associates in Accounting
Rockford College
5050 E State St
Rockford, IL, 61108
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Romeoville Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL, 60446
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Rasmussen College
400 West Normantown Rd
Romeoville, IL, 60446
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Skokie Everest College-Skokie
9811 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL, 60077
  • Certification in Accounting and Related Services
Hebrew Theological College
7135 N Carpenter Rd
Skokie, IL, 60077
  • Bachelors in Accounting
Cpa Schools in South Holland South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL, 60473
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Springfield University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL, 62703
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Sugar Grove Waubonsee Community College
Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL, 60554
  • Certification in Accounting
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in Ullin Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Rd
Ullin, IL, 62992
  • Associates in Accounting
Cpa Schools in University Park Governors State University
1 University Pky
University Park, IL, 60484
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting

CPA Salaries in Illinois

City 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile 90th Percentile Average
Aurora $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Bedford Park $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Belleville $25,955.00 $28,960.00 $34,340.00 $43,900.00 $54,855.00 $37,435.00
Bloomington $39,180.00 $45,840.00 $56,340.00 $67,380.00 $84,960.00 $59,320.00
Bourbonnais $20,060.00 $30,590.00 $37,790.00 $47,880.00 $64,150.00 $41,065.00
Calumet City $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Canton $23,790.00 $29,700.00 $37,365.00 $47,265.00 $58,380.00 $40,625.00
Carbondale $25,955.00 $28,960.00 $34,340.00 $43,900.00 $54,855.00 $37,435.00
Carlinville $25,955.00 $28,960.00 $34,340.00 $43,900.00 $54,855.00 $37,435.00
Carterville $25,955.00 $28,960.00 $34,340.00 $43,900.00 $54,855.00 $37,435.00
Centralia $25,810.00 $30,560.00 $36,885.00 $48,950.00 $62,075.00 $40,665.00
Champaign $38,730.00 $44,010.00 $51,770.00 $70,200.00 $89,470.00 $60,070.00
Charleston $25,810.00 $30,560.00 $36,885.00 $48,950.00 $62,075.00 $40,665.00
Chicago $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Cicero $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Crystal Lake $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Danville $29,130.00 $34,530.00 $49,690.00 $62,340.00 $72,400.00 $50,320.00
Decatur $35,780.00 $45,030.00 $57,400.00 $75,210.00 $95,420.00 $61,420.00
DeKalb $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Dixon $24,190.00 $27,020.00 $31,140.00 $45,665.00 $62,170.00 $38,205.00
East Peoria $35,616.67 $41,463.33 $57,623.33 $72,253.33 $99,713.33 $61,590.00
Edwardsville $25,955.00 $28,960.00 $34,340.00 $43,900.00 $54,855.00 $37,435.00
Elgin $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Elmhurst $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Eureka $35,616.67 $41,463.33 $57,623.33 $72,253.33 $99,713.33 $61,590.00
Evanston $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Freeport $24,190.00 $27,020.00 $31,140.00 $45,665.00 $62,170.00 $38,205.00
Galesburg $23,790.00 $29,700.00 $37,365.00 $47,265.00 $58,380.00 $40,625.00
Godfrey $25,955.00 $28,960.00 $34,340.00 $43,900.00 $54,855.00 $37,435.00
Grayslake $39,283.33 $50,370.00 $65,503.33 $90,433.33 $120,173.33 $73,016.67
Greenville $32,432.50 $42,615.00 $60,220.00 $77,795.00 $96,582.50 $62,727.50
Jacksonville $23,790.00 $29,700.00 $37,365.00 $47,265.00 $58,380.00 $40,625.00
Joliet $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Lebanon $25,955.00 $28,960.00 $34,340.00 $43,900.00 $54,855.00 $37,435.00
Lisle $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Macomb $23,790.00 $29,700.00 $37,365.00 $47,265.00 $58,380.00 $40,625.00
Mattoon $25,810.00 $30,560.00 $36,885.00 $48,950.00 $62,075.00 $40,665.00
Moline $27,623.33 $34,020.00 $46,256.67 $63,506.67 $72,840.00 $48,983.33
Monmouth $23,790.00 $29,700.00 $37,365.00 $47,265.00 $58,380.00 $40,625.00
Naperville $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Normal $39,180.00 $45,840.00 $56,340.00 $67,380.00 $84,960.00 $59,320.00
North Aurora $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Oglesby $24,190.00 $27,020.00 $31,140.00 $45,665.00 $62,170.00 $38,205.00
Palatine $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Palos Heights $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Peoria $35,616.67 $41,463.33 $57,623.33 $72,253.33 $99,713.33 $61,590.00
Quincy $23,790.00 $29,700.00 $37,365.00 $47,265.00 $58,380.00 $40,625.00
River Forest $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
River Grove $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Rock Island $27,623.33 $34,020.00 $46,256.67 $63,506.67 $72,840.00 $48,983.33
Rockford $26,433.33 $34,380.00 $46,203.33 $56,260.00 $72,970.00 $47,306.67
Romeoville $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Skokie $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
South Holland $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Springfield $25,955.00 $28,960.00 $34,340.00 $43,900.00 $54,855.00 $37,435.00
Sugar Grove $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50
Ullin $25,955.00 $28,960.00 $34,340.00 $43,900.00 $54,855.00 $37,435.00
University Park $39,695.00 $52,000.00 $64,602.50 $84,002.50 $104,450.00 $69,167.50

CPA Jobs in Illinois

CPA Careers

ProfessionSkills RequiredDuties Performed
Tax Examiner and Preparer
  • Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Equipment Selection: Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Mathematics: Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Review selected tax returns to determine the nature and extent of audits to be performed on them.
  • Request that the state or federal revenue service prepare a return on a taxpayer's behalf in cases where taxes have not been filed.
  • Process individual and corporate income tax returns, and sales and excise tax returns.
Tax Accountant
  • Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Negotiation: Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Interview clients to obtain additional information on taxable income and deductible expenses and allowances.
  • Check data input or verify totals on forms prepared by others to detect errors in arithmetic, data entry, or procedures.
  • Compute taxes owed or overpaid, using adding machines or personal computers, and complete entries on forms, following tax form instructions and tax tables.
Financial Examiner
  • Systems Evaluation: Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Verify and inspect cash reserves, assigned collateral, and bank-owned securities to check internal control procedures.
  • Recommend actions to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, or to protect solvency of institutions.
  • Review applications for mergers, acquisitions, establishment of new institutions, acceptance in Federal Reserve System, or registration of securities sales to determine their public interest value and conformance to regulations, and recommend acceptance o

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