Illinois contains fifteen schools that offer pediatric nursing programs. Illinois Wesleyan University, the highest-ranking pediatric nursing school in IL, has a total student population of 2,066 and is the 977th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 pediatric nursing schools in Illinois, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, DePaul University comes out as the most expensive ($23,656/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest recorded at only $1,887/yr.
Pediatric Nursing students from Illinois schools who go on to become pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,460 people working as pediatricians, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $161,410. 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. Pediatricians, general in this state earn $134,190/yr and there are 1,120 employed.
Also, within the pediatric nursing schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from pediatric nursing, 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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