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Nursing Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 5,952 students earned their Nursing degrees in IL.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Illinois

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 4,996
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 801
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 801
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 801
Post-Master’s Certificate 155
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 155

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.8%
  • Black or African American: 12.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.8%
  • White: 57.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.2%
  • Other Races: 14.1%
Nursing Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Illinois

152,510 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $105,640, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 30 colleges in Illinois that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

3,721 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
27,741 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 8%. The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $23,041.

#2

Rush University

Chicago
381 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,755 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $63,500 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 74%.

255 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
4,317 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $35,300 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 4.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#4

DePaul University

Chicago
244 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
22,064 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.10%. It takes the average student 4.22 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it.

201 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
32,324 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time.

176 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
4,401 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 5.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. An average student at Benedictine U will pay a net price of $24,865.

111 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
3,776 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $18,355. It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate.

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,159 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $34,024. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $42,700 after graduation.

97 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,929 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $24,706. 59% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate.

#10

Lewis University

Romeoville
94 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
6,359 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

Nursing Careers in IL

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 38% $103,760
Nurse Anesthetists 16% $186,560
Registered Nurses 15% $72,250
Nursing Instructors and Professors 15% $63,490
Nurse Midwives 15% $101,260
Medical and Health Services Managers 7% $103,700

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Medicine 1,071
Public Health 866
Rehabilitation Professions 775
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 700
Communication Sciences 481
Health/Medical Admin Services 429
Allied Health Professions 390
Dentistry 288

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