Illinois contains 30 schools that offer x-ray technician programs. University of St Francis, the highest-ranking x-ray technician school in IL, has a total student population of 3,352 and is the 451st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 x-ray technician schools in Illinois, only 9 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 Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest recorded at only $1,887/yr.
X-Ray Technician students from Illinois schools who go on to become X-ray technicians, sonography specialists, ultrasound technicians, ultrasound specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,630 people working as diagnostic medical sonographers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,640. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 116,340 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $65,440. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $69,900/yr and there are 1,820 employed.
Also, within the x-ray technician schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from x-ray technician, 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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