Illinois contains 147 schools that offer business and finance programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking business and finance school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 147 business and finance schools in Illinois, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($38,965/yr), with BIR Training Center as the lowest recorded at only $3,504/yr.
Business and Finance students from Illinois schools who go on to become business and finance professionals, event planners, web developers, SEOs, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,063,670 people working as business and financial operations employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,900. Also, Wholesale and retail buyers make on average $55,480 per year and there are about 116,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 3,960 employed wholesale and retail buyers earning an average yearly salary of $59,340. Business and financial operations employees in this state earn $66,920/yr and there are 327,510 employed.
Also, within the business and finance schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from business and finance, 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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