Illinois contains 49 schools that offer cisco programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking cisco school in IL, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 49 cisco schools in Illinois, only 12 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 Triton College as the lowest recorded at only $2,479/yr.
Cisco students from Illinois schools who go on to become cisco specialists, cisco technology specialists, cisco certified professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 226,080 people working as network systems and data communications analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,560. Also, Network and computer systems administrators make on average $70,930 per year and there are about 338,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 15,990 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average yearly salary of $75,260. Network systems and data communications analysts in this state earn $73,450/yr and there are 6,510 employed.
Also, within the cisco schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from cisco, 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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