Illinois contains 39 schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in IL, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 39 licensed practical nurse schools in Illinois, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest recorded at only $1,887/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Illinois schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 57,320 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $24,690. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $41,240/yr and there are 24,390 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, 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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