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Health Sciences & Services Schools in Illinois

458 students earned Health Science degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Health Sciences & Services is the 15th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Health Sciences & Services Majors in Illinois

Health Science majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 406
Master’s Degree 26
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 25
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

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

Health Sciences & Services Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of health science majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 16.2%
  • Black or African American: 10.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.1%
  • White: 48.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 6.8%
Health Sciences & Services Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Health Sciences & Services Grads in Illinois

There are 3,150 people in the state and 114,910 people in the nation working in health science jobs.

Health Sciences & Services Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Health Sciences & Services Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a health science grad in the state is $42,250, compared to a typical salary of $43,480 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 21 colleges in Illinois that offer health science degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

DePaul University

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

The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $42,100 after graduation. 49% of the teachers are full time.

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

The 3.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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

The student loan default rate is 1.90% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $47,100 a year. A typical student attending UIUC will pay a net price of $17,302.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
3,004 Total Students

An average student at Wheaton College Illinois will pay a net price of $26,180. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time.

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $58,900 after earning their degree at this institution. An average student at Northwestern will pay a net price of $24,840. The average student takes 4.12 years to complete their degree at Northwestern.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,719 Total Students

92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending Frontier Community College will pay a net price of $1,682. The full-time teacher rate is 8%.

#7

Rush University

Chicago
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,755 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $63,500 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 74%.

#8

Illinois College

Jacksonville
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
1,057 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $16,625. 100% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
2,292 Total Students

The 6.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,371. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

#10

Methodist College

Peoria
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
700 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $51,500 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Health Sciences & Services Careers in IL

Some of the careers health science majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Community Health Workers 6% $38,090

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

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
Medicine 1,071
Communication Sciences 921

View all majors related to Health Sciences & Services

View Nationwide Health Sciences & Services Report

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