Illinois contains thirteen schools that offer landscape architecture programs. Illinois Institute of Technology, the highest-ranking landscape architecture school in IL, has a total student population of 7,707 and is the 179th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 landscape architecture schools in Illinois, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Illinois Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($20,200/yr), with Triton College as the lowest recorded at only $2,479/yr.
Landscape Architecture students from Illinois schools who go on to become landscape architects, landscape designers, landscapers, landscape supervisors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,940 people working as landscape architects alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,910. Also, Landscaping and groundskeeping workers make on average $25,340 per year and there are about 859,960 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 35,710 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average yearly salary of $25,590. Landscape architects in this state earn $62,290/yr and there are 650 employed.
Also, within the landscape architecture schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from landscape architecture, 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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