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Nursing Schools in Illinois

20,750 students earned Nursing degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Nursing is the 1st most popular major out of a total 309 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,939
Master’s Degree 4,996
Associate’s Degree 2,848
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 801
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 801
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 801
Post-Master’s Certificate 155
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 155
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 11
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 11

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: 6.7%
  • Black or African American: 11.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.4%
  • White: 60.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 10.5%
Nursing Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 152,510 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Illinois

Nursing grads earn an average of $105,640 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 86 colleges in Illinois that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

11,636 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
27,629 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 8% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $67,100 a year. The average student takes 4.00 years to complete their degree at Chamberlain - Illinois.

546 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,281 Total Students

94% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $13,532. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

455 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
4,655 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,300 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.21 years to complete their degree at Olivet Nazarene. This private school has an average net price of $20,007.

446 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
31,683 Total Students

The 3.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Graduates earn an average $39,600 after graduation.

413 Degrees in Major Awarded
833 Total Students

The 1.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1.

395 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,007 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,700 after earning their degree at this institution. 51% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 3.20% which is lower than average.

#7

Rush University

Chicago
381 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,708 Total Students

5 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 0.30% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $63,500 after graduation.

276 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
4,940 Total Students

35% of the teachers are full time. This private school has an average net price of $24,865. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#9

DePaul University

Chicago
244 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
22,437 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $42,100 after graduation. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,410. The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

237 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,729 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 7.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it. 32% of the teachers are full time.

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
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
Medicine 1,071
Communication Sciences 921
Rehabilitation Professions 911

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