Rockford, IL (population: 159,109) has seventeen real estate schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a real estate program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Real Estate students from Rockford schools who go on to become real estate agents, real estate brokers, real estate managers, real estate analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 151,550 people working as real estate sales agents alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,100. Also, Appraisers and assessors of real estate make on average $53,520 per year and there are about 64,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Rockford area alone, there are 180 employed appraisers and assessors of real estate earning an average salary of $61,970. Real estate sales agents in this area earn $29,350/yr and there are ** employed.
Rockford lies in Winnebago county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Rockford area has 143,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,110 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Rockford are held by real estate sales agents, and 1/1000 are held by appraisers and assessors of real estate.
Of the 17 real estate schools with a 100-mile radius of Rockford, only 10 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) for real estate students, with Waubonsee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,828/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rockford|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||37.5 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||41.6 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||47.3 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||49.4 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||50.5 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||53.5 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||55.9 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||56.7 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||57.8 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||59.1 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||60.9 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||61.8 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||62.5 miles|