Elgin, IL (population: 111,179) has nine nursing education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Purdue University-North Central Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing education program, has a total student population of 4,463. It is the 676th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about nursing education programs in Elgin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing education professors at Purdue University such as Jackie Covault, Deb Defoor, Mary Jane Eisenhauer, David Feikes, Barb Hasbargen, and Dianne Maletta.
Nursing Education students from Elgin 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 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 74,720 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $69,370. Nursing instructors and teachers in this area earn $51,270/yr and there are 1,030 employed.
Elgin lies in Kane 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 Elgin are held by nursing instructors and teachers, and 20/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 9 nursing education schools with a 100-mile radius of Elgin, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Trinity Christian College comes out as the most expensive ($20,581/yr) for nursing education students, with City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College as the lowest, reported at only $7,470/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Elgin|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||4.0 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||7.8 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||8.0 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||11.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||13.3 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||13.7 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||16.1 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||16.3 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||18.1 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||18.6 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||20.0 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||20.8 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||21.6 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||24.6 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||26.4 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||27.7 miles|