Illinois contains six schools that offer construction programs. Western Illinois University, the highest-ranking construction school in IL, has a total student population of 12,679 and is the 1572nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 construction schools in Illinois, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Westwood College-Dupage comes out as the most expensive ($21,954/yr), with Waubonsee Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,828/yr.
Construction students from Illinois schools who go on to become construction area managers, construction workers, construction professionals, construction superintendents, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 204,760 people working as construction managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $93,290. Also, Painters, construction and maintenance make on average $37,320 per year and there are about 214,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 8,540 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average yearly salary of $49,960. Construction managers in this state earn $102,530/yr and there are 4,870 employed.
Also, within the construction schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from construction, 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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