Illinois contains 141 schools that offer health science programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking health science school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 141 health science schools in Illinois, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($38,965/yr), with BIR Training Center as the lowest recorded at only $3,504/yr.
Health Science students from Illinois schools who go on to become health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 3,150 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $38,340. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $73,800/yr and there are 1,930 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from health science, 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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