Illinois contains 52 schools that offer physician assistant programs. University of St Francis, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in IL, has a total student population of 3,352 and is the 451st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 52 physician assistant schools in Illinois, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nothwestern College comes out as the most expensive ($26,938/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest recorded at only $1,887/yr.
Physician Assistant students from Illinois schools who go on to become physician assistants. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,900 people working as physician assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,830. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 15,640 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $30,340. Physician assistants in this state earn $71,200/yr and there are 2,240 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, 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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