Chicago, IL (population: 2,878,948) has twenty entertainment business schools within its city limits. University of Chicago, the highest ranked school in the city with an entertainment business program, has a total student population of 15,094. It is the 694th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University). To learn more about entertainment business programs in Chicago, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of entertainment business professors at University of Chicago such as Phillip Braun, Waverly Deutsch, Eugene Fama, Reid Hastie, Anil Kashyap, and Kevin Murphy.
Entertainment Business students from Chicago schools who go on to become entertainment business workers, entertainers, entertainment business consultants, entertainment business specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 45,080 people working as entertainment attendants and related workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $21,020. Also, Set and exhibit designers make on average $50,600 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 320 employed set and exhibit designers earning an average salary of $47,920. Entertainment attendants and related workers in this area earn $20,330/yr and there are 370 employed.
Chicago 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 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Chicago are held by entertainment attendants and related workers, and 0/1000 are held by set and exhibit designers.
Of the 20 entertainment business schools in Chicago, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($35,522/yr) for entertainment business students, with City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College as the lowest, reported at only $5,604/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chicago|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||6.6 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||8.0 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||10.0 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||12.6 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||13.3 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||16.3 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||16.7 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||17.0 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||17.3 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||17.4 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||17.7 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||18.2 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||19.7 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||20.1 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||20.8 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||21.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||23.2 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||23.2 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||23.8 miles|