Illinois contains 28 schools that offer teacher training programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking teacher training school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 28 teacher training schools in Illinois, only 9 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 Prairie State College as the lowest recorded at only $2,833/yr.
Teacher Training students from Illinois schools who go on to become teacher trainers, educational trainers, training specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,488,740 people working as education, training, and library employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $49,530. Also, Vocational education teachers make on average $52,030 per year and there are about 114,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 2,360 employed vocational education teachers earning an average yearly salary of $52,000. Education, training, and library employees in this state earn $57,000/yr and there are 399,140 employed.
Also, within the teacher training schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from teacher training, 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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