Illinois contains 22 schools that offer personal training programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking personal training school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 22 personal training schools in Illinois, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with Blackburn College as the lowest recorded at only $11,813/yr.
Personal Training students from Illinois schools who go on to become personal trainers, personal skills trainers, trainers, PT trainers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 228,170 people working as fitness trainers and aerobics instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $35,340. Also, Recreation and fitness studies teachers make on average $60,580 per year and there are about 16,850 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 560 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average yearly salary of $47,730. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this state earn $36,020/yr and there are 11,030 employed.
Also, within the personal training schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from personal training, 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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