Illinois contains sixteen schools that offer ministry programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking ministry school in IL, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 ministry schools in Illinois, only 2 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 Moody Bible Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,450/yr.
Ministry students from Illinois schools who go on to become pastors, ministers, priests, ministry workers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,140 people working as religious workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,160. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 78,300 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $44,760. Religious workers in this state earn $30,090/yr and there are 620 employed.
Also, within the ministry schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from ministry, 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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