Illinois contains three schools that offer medical informatics programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking medical informatics school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical informatics schools in Illinois, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the lowest recorded at only $15,238/yr.
Medical Informatics students from Illinois schools who go on to become medical informatics specialists, medical assistants, medical billing specialists, medical secretaries, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 170,580 people working as medical records and health information technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,880.
Also, within the medical informatics schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical informatics, 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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