Illinois contains fourteen schools that offer nursing education programs. Illinois Wesleyan University, the highest-ranking nursing education school in IL, has a total student population of 2,066 and is the 977th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 nursing education schools in Illinois, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Illinois Wesleyan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,240/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest recorded at only $1,887/yr.
Nursing Education students from Illinois schools who go on to become nursing educators, doctors, nurse administrators, nurse educators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 49,140 people working as nursing instructors and teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,240. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 116,340 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $65,440. Nursing instructors and teachers in this state earn $51,890/yr and there are 1,580 employed.
Also, within the nursing education schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from nursing education, 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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