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2021 Best Medicine Schools in Illinois

7 Colleges
$56,129 Avg Salary
$204,764 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Medicine School for You

With 1,071 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, medicine is the #46 most popular major in Illinois.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Medicine Schools in Illinois ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 7 schools in Illinois to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Medicine Schools in Illinois

Check out the medicine programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top Illinois Schools in Medicine

#1

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Our analysis found University of Chicago to be the best school for medicine students who want to pursue a degree in Illinois. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

The average amount in student loans that medicine majors at UChicago take out is $116,791. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $1,361.

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#2

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Out of the 7 schools in Illinois that were part of this year’s ranking, Northwestern University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Northwestern U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Evanston.

On average, medicine graduates from Northwestern U take out $193,635 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $2,256.

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#3

Rush University

Chicago, IL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rush University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Medicine Schools in Illinois list. Rush University Medical Center is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

The average amount in student loans that medicine majors at Rush University Medical Center take out is $188,013. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $2,191, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Medicine Schools in Illinois list. Located in the large suburb of North Chicago, RFUMS is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, medicine majors at RFUMS accumulate an average of around $260,092 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $3,031.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Loyola University Chicago. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Medicine Schools in Illinois list. Located in the large city of Chicago, Loyola Chicago is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, medicine graduates from Loyola Chicago carry an average student debtload of $218,264. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $2,543.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Medicine Schools in Illinois ranking. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Carbondale.

After completing their degree, medicine graduates from SIUC carry an average student debtload of $208,438. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $2,429, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Illinois at Chicago did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for medicine students. It came in at #7 on the list. UIC is a very large public school located in the large city of Chicago.

Medicine majors at UIC take out an average of $248,114 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $2,891.

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Best Medicine Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Medicine Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 913
Ohio 991
Indiana 318
Wisconsin 486

Medicine is one of 34 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Medicine

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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