Illinois contains three schools that offer gunsmithing programs. Illinois Valley Community College, the highest-ranking gunsmithing school in IL, has a total student population of 4,529 and is the 4648th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 gunsmithing schools in Illinois, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Illinois Valley Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,044/yr), with Southwestern Illinois College as the lowest recorded at only $4,238/yr.
Gunsmithing students from Illinois schools who go on to become gunsmithers, gunsmiths, research and development machinists, machinists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,268,930 people working as maintenance and repair workers, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,520. Also, Machinists make on average $38,940 per year and there are about 380,720 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 27,010 employed machinists earning an average yearly salary of $38,030. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this state earn $41,490/yr and there are 51,980 employed.
Also, within the gunsmithing schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from gunsmithing, 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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