Illinois contains 101 schools that offer bookkeeping programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking bookkeeping school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 101 bookkeeping schools in Illinois, only 10 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 Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College as the lowest recorded at only $1,984/yr.
Bookkeeping students from Illinois schools who go on to become bookkeepers, bookkeeping clerks, accounting managers, accounting officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,757,870 people working as bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,750. Also, Accountants and auditors make on average $67,430 per year and there are about 1,106,980 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 46,330 employed accountants and auditors earning an average yearly salary of $69,660. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this state earn $35,350/yr and there are 63,980 employed.
Also, within the bookkeeping schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from bookkeeping, 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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