Illinois has 269 higher education schools within its borders. Northwestern University, the highest-ranked school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA. Of the 269 schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 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.
Of the 269 schools in Illinois, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Capri Oak Forest Beauty College comes out as the most expensive ($28,800/yr), with Star Truck Driving School as the lowest recorded at only $4,140/yr.Illinois Interesting Facts