Illinois contains 44 schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 44 automotive and mechanics schools in Illinois, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, UTI of Illinois Inc comes out as the most expensive ($61,824/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest recorded at only $1,887/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from Illinois schools who go on to become automotive mechanics, automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Automotive body and related repairers make on average $41,020 per year and there are about 133,290 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 6,300 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $44,670. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $40,070/yr and there are 29,890 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, 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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