Illinois contains 96 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 96 law and criminal justice schools in Illinois, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kendall College comes out as the most expensive ($33,701/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College as the lowest recorded at only $2,330/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Illinois schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 210 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $83,400. Lawyers in this state earn $137,590/yr and there are 29,780 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, 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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