Hoffman Estates, IL (population: 54,568) has forty-five electronics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with an electronics program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Electronics students from Hoffman Estates 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 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 3,010 employed electrical and electronic engineering technicians earning an average salary of $54,480. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers in this area earn $26,150/yr and there are 6,790 employed.
Hoffman Estates lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Hoffman Estates are held by electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, and 1/1000 are held by electrical and electronic engineering technicians.
Of the 45 electronics schools with a 100-mile radius of Hoffman Estates, only 17 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($35,056/yr) for electronics students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hoffman Estates|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||4.2 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||7.8 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||8.5 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||10.2 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||10.3 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||12.5 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||13.2 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||14.1 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||15.3 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||18.2 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||19.0 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||20.2 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||21.5 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||25.9 miles|