Illinois contains 21 schools that offer surgical technologist programs. Saint Xavier University, the highest-ranking surgical technologist school in IL, has a total student population of 5,028 and is the 348th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 surgical technologist schools in Illinois, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Merrionette Park comes out as the most expensive ($22,496/yr), with Triton College as the lowest recorded at only $2,479/yr.
Surgical Technologist students from Illinois schools who go on to become surgical technologists, surgeons, surgical technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 91,250 people working as surgical technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,710. Also, Surgeons make on average $219,770 per year and there are about 44,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 2,670 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $213,950. Surgical technologists in this state earn $44,900/yr and there are 2,780 employed.
Also, within the surgical technologist schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from surgical technologist, 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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