Illinois contains 29 schools that offer banking programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking banking school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 29 banking schools in Illinois, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with Illinois Central College as the lowest recorded at only $4,505/yr.
Banking students from Illinois schools who go on to become bankers, tellers, investment bankers, financial managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 153,720 people working as financial specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,810. Also, Business and financial operations employees make on average $65,900 per year and there are about 6,063,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 327,510 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average yearly salary of $66,920. Financial specialists in this state earn $72,320/yr and there are 8,300 employed.
Also, within the banking schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from banking, 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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