Illinois contains twelve schools that offer retail management programs. Bradley University, the highest-ranking retail management school in IL, has a total student population of 5,800 and is the 1125th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 retail management schools in Illinois, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradley University comes out as the most expensive ($21,123/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest recorded at only $1,887/yr.
Retail Management students from Illinois schools who go on to become retail managers, retail specialists, retail sales managers, retail professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,163,040 people working as firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $39,130. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 61,640 employed general and operations managers earning an average yearly salary of $115,440. Firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers in this state earn $39,780/yr and there are 47,110 employed.
Also, within the retail management schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from retail management, 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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