Illinois contains 49 schools that offer child day care programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking child day care school in IL, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 49 child day care schools in Illinois, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College as the lowest recorded at only $1,984/yr.
Child Day Care students from Illinois schools who go on to become day care specialists, social workers, nannies, day care professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 595,650 people working as child care workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,940. Also, Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 13,130 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average yearly salary of $53,230. Child care workers in this state earn $22,010/yr and there are 15,580 employed.
Also, within the child day care schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from child day care, 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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