Illinois contains 57 schools that offer gerontology programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking gerontology school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 57 gerontology schools in Illinois, only 15 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 Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest recorded at only $1,887/yr.
Gerontology students from Illinois schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 3,620 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $36,910. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $68,630/yr and there are 47,070 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from gerontology, 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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