Illinois contains fifteen schools that offer business writing programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking business writing school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 business writing schools in Illinois, only 6 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 College of Lake County as the lowest recorded at only $4,374/yr.
Business Writing students from Illinois schools who go on to become business writers, legal writing professors, copy editors, copywriters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Public relations specialists make on average $59,370 per year and there are about 242,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 6,950 employed public relations specialists earning an average yearly salary of $56,950. Writers and authors in this state earn $62,990/yr and there are 1,720 employed.
Also, within the business writing schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from business writing, 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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