Chicago, IL (population: 2,878,948) has one marine biology school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Andrews University has a total student population of 3,589. It is the 317th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about marine biology programs in Chicago, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of marine biology professors at Andrews University such as Tom Goodwin, Marlene Murray, Karen Reiner, and David Steen.
Marine Biology students from Chicago schools who go on to become marine biologists, marine scientists, marine engineers, marine surveyors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Conservation scientists make on average $61,180 per year and there are about 16,810 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 90 employed conservation scientists earning an average salary of $73,060. Biological scientists in this area earn $75,170/yr and there are 340 employed.
Chicago lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Chicago are held by biological scientists, and 0/1000 are held by conservation scientists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Andrews University ends up costing a student $17,443/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chicago|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||6.6 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||8.0 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||10.0 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||12.6 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||13.3 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||16.3 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||16.7 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||17.0 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||17.3 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||17.4 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||17.7 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||18.2 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||19.7 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||20.1 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||20.8 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||21.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||23.2 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||23.2 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||23.8 miles|