Illinois contains 29 schools that offer clinical research programs. McKendree University, the highest-ranking clinical research school in IL, has a total student population of 3,284 and is the 430th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 29 clinical research schools in Illinois, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, DePaul University comes out as the most expensive ($23,656/yr), with John A Logan College as the lowest recorded at only $2,714/yr.
Clinical Research students from Illinois schools who go on to become clinical researchers, clinical laboratory researchers, institutional research directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Medical records and health information technicians make on average $33,880 per year and there are about 170,580 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 6,880 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average yearly salary of $33,960. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $40,620/yr and there are 6,500 employed.
Also, within the clinical research schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from clinical research, 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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