Illinois contains nine schools that offer library science programs. Dominican University, the highest-ranking library science school in IL, has a total student population of 3,909 and is the 263rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 library science schools in Illinois, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Olivet Nazarene University comes out as the most expensive ($19,517/yr), with Joliet Junior College as the lowest recorded at only $4,130/yr.
Library Science students from Illinois schools who go on to become library science professors, librarians, library scientistss, library and information science professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,940 people working as library science teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,270. Also, Library technicians make on average $31,060 per year and there are about 111,390 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 6,560 employed library technicians earning an average yearly salary of $29,320. Library science teachers in this state earn $53,680/yr and there are 900 employed.
Also, within the library science schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from library science, 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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