Illinois contains seven schools that offer nutrition programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking nutrition school in IL, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 nutrition schools in Illinois, only 3 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 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the lowest recorded at only $15,238/yr.
Nutrition students from Illinois schools who go on to become nutritional scientists, nutritionists, holistic nutritionists, animal nutritionists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 53,220 people working as dietitians and nutritionists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,230. Also, Health educators make on average $49,060 per year and there are about 63,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 2,140 employed health educators earning an average yearly salary of $46,930. Dietitians and nutritionists in this state earn $51,070/yr and there are 2,030 employed.
Also, within the nutrition schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from nutrition, 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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