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Medicine Schools in Illinois

1,071 students earned Medicine degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Medicine is the 46th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Medicine Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1,071
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1,071
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1,071

Gender Distribution

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

Medicine Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 23.7%
  • Black or African American: 6.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.5%
  • White: 49.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 9.2%
Medicine Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Medicine Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 17,910 people employed in jobs related to a medicine degree, compared to 503,310 nationwide.

Medicine Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Medicine Jobs in Illinois

Medicine grads earn an average of $183,780 in the state and $203,880 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Illinois that offer medicine degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

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

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Graduates earn an average $39,600 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it.

174 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,448 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 66% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $58,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

173 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,102 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 0.30% which is lower than average. 66% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, RFUMS grads earn an average salary of $68,100.

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

98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at Loyola Chicago. The student loan default rate is 3.20% which is lower than average.


Rush University

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,755 Total Students

74% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 5 to 1. The student loan default rate is 0.30% which is lower than average.

82 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
17,452 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $54,300 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
11,695 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.47 years. In their early career, SIUC grads earn an average salary of $33,200. The full-time teacher rate is 83%.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
51,605 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. The student loan default rate is 1.90% which is lower than average. A typical student attending UIUC will pay a net price of $17,302.

Medicine Careers in IL

Some of the careers medicine majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Family and General Practitioners 3% $205,640
Physicians and Surgeons 1% $160,050

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Nursing 20,702
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,332
Allied Health Services 3,404
Health/Medical Admin Services 3,310
Allied Health Professions 3,304
Public Health 1,360
Communication Sciences 921
Rehabilitation Professions 911

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