Illinois contains 36 schools that offer electrical engineering programs. Illinois Institute of Technology, the highest-ranking electrical engineering school in IL, has a total student population of 7,707 and is the 179th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 36 electrical engineering schools in Illinois, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Burr Ridge comes out as the most expensive ($22,503/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College as the lowest recorded at only $1,984/yr.
Electrical Engineering students from Illinois schools who go on to become electrical engineers, electrical technologists, electrical design engineers, electrical controls engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 151,660 people working as electrical engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,250. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 1,110 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $66,480. Electrical engineers in this state earn $86,740/yr and there are 4,700 employed.
Also, within the electrical engineering schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from electrical engineering, 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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