Illinois contains 21 schools that offer exercise physiology programs. University of Illinois at Chicago, the highest-ranking exercise physiology school in IL, has a total student population of 26,840 and is the 161st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 exercise physiology schools in Illinois, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Central College comes out as the most expensive ($20,638/yr), with Triton College as the lowest recorded at only $2,479/yr.
Exercise Physiology students from Illinois schools who go on to become exercise physiologists, training specialists, athletic trainers, athletes, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical scientists make on average $94,880 per year and there are about 25,310 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 950 employed physical scientists earning an average yearly salary of $90,230. Physical therapists in this state earn $80,000/yr and there are 7,740 employed.
Also, within the exercise physiology schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from exercise physiology, 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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