Collinsville, IL has twenty-one electronics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Washington University in St Louis, the highest ranked school in this group with an electronics program, has a total student population of 13,575. It is the 674th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Electronics students from Collinsville 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.
Collinsville lies in Madison 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 Collinsville are held by electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, and 0.429/1000 are held by electrical and electronic engineering technicians.
Of the 21 electronics schools with a 100-mile radius of Collinsville, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr) for electronics students, with John A Logan College as the lowest, reported at only $2,714/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Collinsville|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||14.0 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||24.2 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||30.1 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||34.6 miles|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||97.7 miles|