Illinois contains three schools that offer aerospace engineering programs. Illinois Institute of Technology, the highest-ranking aerospace engineering school in IL, has a total student population of 7,707 and is the 179th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 aerospace engineering schools in Illinois, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Illinois Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($20,200/yr), with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the lowest recorded at only $15,238/yr.
Aerospace Engineering students from Illinois schools who go on to become aerospace engineers, engineers, aviation engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 70,570 people working as aerospace engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $96,270. Also, Aerospace engineering and operations technicians make on average $59,820 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 110 employed aerospace engineering and operations technicians earning an average yearly salary of $60,620. Aerospace engineers in this state earn $88,140/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the aerospace engineering schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from aerospace engineering, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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