Illinois contains 44 schools that offer ESL programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking ESL school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 44 ESL schools in Illinois, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with BIR Training Center as the lowest recorded at only $3,504/yr.
ESL students from Illinois schools who go on to become english as a second language instructors, ESL trainers, ESL teachers, ESL tutors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 65,490 people working as english language and literature teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,860. Also, Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors make on average $50,390 per year and there are about 68,430 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 1,230 employed adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors earning an average yearly salary of $43,260. English language and literature teachers in this state earn $63,590/yr and there are 2,010 employed.
Also, within the ESL schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from ESL, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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