Belleville, IL (population: 41,090) has one electronics school within its city limits. Southwestern Illinois College has a total student population of 14,440. It is the 5043rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 190th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Electronics students from Belleville schools who go on to become electronic workers, electricians, electronic technologists, electronics engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 193,570 people working as electrical and electronic equipment assemblers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $30,690. Also, Electrical and electronic engineering technicians make on average $55,410 per year and there are about 154,050 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 60 employed electrical and electronic engineering technicians earning an average salary of $53,740. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers in this area earn $25,960/yr and there are 90 employed.
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. Thus, about 0.588 out of every 1000 jobs in Belleville are held by electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, and 0.429/1000 are held by electrical and electronic engineering technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern Illinois College ends up costing a student $4,238/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|