Illinois contains 20 schools that offer sports medicine programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 sports medicine 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 University of Illinois at Chicago as the lowest recorded at only $8,828/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Illinois schools who go on to become sports medicine practitioners, sports trainers, sports doctors, sports physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Physical therapists make on average $76,220 per year and there are about 174,490 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 7,740 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $80,000. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $151,080/yr and there are 12,830 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, 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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