Illinois contains 139 schools that offer healthcare programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking healthcare school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 139 healthcare schools in Illinois, only 11 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.
Healthcare students from Illinois schools who go on to become healthcare managers, physicians, doctors, health care administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,520 people working as healthcare practitioners and technical workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,110. Also, Mental health counselors make on average $41,710 per year and there are about 106,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 5,690 employed mental health counselors earning an average yearly salary of $40,080. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this state earn $50,170/yr and there are 4,910 employed.
Also, within the healthcare schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from healthcare, 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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