Illinois contains eleven schools that offer landscaping programs. Illinois Valley Community College, the highest-ranking landscaping school in IL, has a total student population of 4,529 and is the 4648th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 landscaping schools in Illinois, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Land Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,307/yr), with Triton College as the lowest recorded at only $2,479/yr.
Landscaping students from Illinois schools who go on to become landscapers, landscape architects, landscape designers, landscape supervisors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 859,960 people working as landscaping and groundskeeping workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $25,340. Also, Grounds maintenance workers make on average $28,400 per year and there are about 12,840 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are employed grounds maintenance workers earning an average yearly salary of $32,540. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers in this state earn $25,590/yr and there are 35,710 employed.
Also, within the landscaping schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from landscaping, 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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