Galesburg, IL has twelve electronics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Iowa, the highest ranked school in this group with an electronics program, has a total student population of 28,987. It is the 782nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Electronics students from Galesburg 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 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 70 employed electrical and electronic engineering technicians earning an average salary of $53,690. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers in this area earn $29,020/yr and there are ** employed.
Galesburg lies in Knox county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 186,290 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $16.85/hr average worker wage, and a $35,040 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Galesburg are held by electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, and 0.372/1000 are held by electrical and electronic engineering technicians.
Of the 12 electronics schools with a 100-mile radius of Galesburg, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradley University comes out as the most expensive ($21,123/yr) for electronics students, with Illinois Central College as the lowest, reported at only $4,505/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Galesburg|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||40.3 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||41.9 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||45.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||78.2 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||97.6 miles|