Illinois contains 131 schools that offer liberal arts and humanities programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking liberal arts and humanities school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 131 liberal arts and humanities 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.
Liberal Arts and Humanities students from Illinois schools who go on to become liberal arts and humanities graduate professionals, designers, artists, reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,880 people working as education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,160. Also, Mathematicians make on average $93,920 per year and there are about 2,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 50 employed mathematicians earning an average yearly salary of $102,720. Education teachers in this state earn $48,660/yr and there are 3,280 employed.
Also, within the liberal arts and humanities schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from liberal arts and humanities, 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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