Illinois contains 23 schools that offer court reporting programs. Dominican University, the highest-ranking court reporting school in IL, has a total student population of 3,909 and is the 263rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 23 court reporting schools in Illinois, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nothwestern College comes out as the most expensive ($26,938/yr), with Southwestern Illinois College as the lowest recorded at only $4,238/yr.
Court Reporting students from Illinois schools who go on to become court reporters, freelance court reporters, certified shorthand reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,780 people working as court reporters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,460. Also, Procurement clerks make on average $36,430 per year and there are about 78,150 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 2,520 employed procurement clerks earning an average yearly salary of $38,210. Court reporters in this state earn $42,390/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the court reporting schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from court reporting, 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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