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Nursing Schools in Illinois

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

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 1st 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
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

There are 152,510 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Illinois

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $105,640. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

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
27,741 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $23,041. Graduates earn an average $67,100 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.00 years.

546 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,061 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. It takes the average student 4.57 years to graduate. 73% of the teachers are full time.

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

33% of the teachers are full time. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 4.20% which is lower than average.

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

The full-time teacher rate is 72%. Most students complete their degree in 4.55 years. The student loan default rate is 3.10% which is lower than average.

413 Degrees in Major Awarded
860 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $65,300 after graduation. 100% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

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

The full-time teacher rate is 51%. The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at Loyola Chicago. 98% of students get financical aid.

#7

Rush University

Chicago
381 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,755 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 5 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.30%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $63,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

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

The average student takes 4.34 years to complete their degree at Benedictine U. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,000 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

#9

DePaul University

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,100 after earning their degree at this institution. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,410. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

237 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,125 Total Students

The 7.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 32%. In their early career, Rasmussen University - Illinois grads earn an average salary of $27,500.

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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