Belleville, IL (population: 41,090) has five curriculum schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lindenwood University, the highest ranked school in this group with a curriculum program, has a total student population of 10,408. It is the 481st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Curriculum students from Belleville schools who go on to become curriculum and instruction directors, teachers, educators, professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 599,500 people working as teachers and instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $41,110. Also, Mathematical science teachers make on average $70,550 per year and there are about 48,100 of them employed in the US today.
Belleville lies in St. Clair county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the South Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 147,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.46/hr average worker wage, and a $36,310 average annual salary.
Of the 5 curriculum schools with a 100-mile radius of Belleville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lindenwood University comes out as the most expensive ($26,896/yr) for curriculum students, with University of Illinois at Springfield as the lowest, reported at only $12,140/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Belleville|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||15.0 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||26.5 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||33.4 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||37.2 miles|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||88.7 miles|