Illinois contains five schools that offer carpentry programs. Kaskaskia College, the highest-ranking carpentry school in IL, has a total student population of 5,337 and is the 4434th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 carpentry schools in Illinois, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College comes out as the most expensive ($7,071/yr), with Southwestern Illinois College as the lowest recorded at only $4,238/yr.
Carpentry students from Illinois schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 45,020 employed construction laborers earning an average yearly salary of $44,160. Carpenters in this state earn $57,070/yr and there are 34,240 employed.
Also, within the carpentry schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from carpentry, 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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