Oak Forest, IL has twenty-six banking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a banking program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Banking students from Oak Forest 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 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 229,060 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $69,670. Financial specialists in this area earn $73,400/yr and there are 5,890 employed.
Oak Forest lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Oak Forest are held by financial specialists, and 62/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 26 banking schools with a 100-mile radius of Oak Forest, only 12 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) for banking students, with Harper College as the lowest, reported at only $6,412/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oak Forest|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||3.7 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||5.0 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||5.3 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||5.5 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||7.1 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||8.7 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||11.1 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||11.7 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||19.7 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||20.0 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||20.7 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||22.8 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||23.5 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||25.3 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||27.9 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||29.6 miles|