Illinois contains 47 schools that offer child development programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking child development school in IL, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 47 child development 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 Development students from Illinois schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 14,760 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $28,320. Child, family, and school social workers in this state earn $53,230/yr and there are 13,130 employed.
Also, within the child development schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from child development, 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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