Illinois contains one school that offers event planning programs. Kaplan University has a total student population of 71,011 and is the 2861st highest ranked school in America.
Event Planning students from Illinois schools who go on to become event planners, wedding planners, event managers, production planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 61,640 employed general and operations managers earning an average yearly salary of $115,440. Meeting and convention planners in this state earn $51,750/yr and there are 3,320 employed.
Also, within the event planning schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from event planning, 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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