Illinois contains six schools that offer allied health programs. Wheaton College, the highest-ranking allied health school in IL, has a total student population of 2,920 and is the 74th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 allied health schools in Illinois, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wheaton College comes out as the most expensive ($23,398/yr), with Chicago State University as the lowest recorded at only $11,287/yr.
Allied Health students from Illinois schools who go on to become allied health professionals, physicians, nurses, forensic nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists make on average $72,310 per year and there are about 98,330 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 3,890 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average yearly salary of $73,340. Medical and health services managers in this state earn $95,250/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the allied health schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from allied health, 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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