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# Illinois Nursing Colleges

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Illinois is ranked #2 in the country with 21,938 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $17,815 per year to get their degree at a college in Illinois, while out of state students will pay an average of $19,495 per year.

About 40% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,660 per year.

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## Most Popular Nursing Schools in Illinois

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There are 29,481 students at Chamberlain - Illinois in total, 14,851 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,100 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 9% are men and 91% are women.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,939 a year. Chamberlain - Illinois has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $72,210 during the early-career years.

There are 11,612 undergraduates at Loyola Chicago, of which 10,924 are full-time, and there are 16,893 students altogether. For undergraduates at Loyola Chicago, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,165 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Loyola Chicago is $52,854.

There are 9,942 undergraduates at SIUE, of which 8,071 are full-time, and there are 12,860 students altogether. It takes the average SIUE undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,227 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,915 during the early-career years.

There are 21,921 undergraduates at UIC, of which 20,023 are full-time, and there are 33,518 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,510 a year. UIC has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,099 during the early-career years.

There are 671 undergraduates at Oak Point, of which 533 are full-time, and there are 753 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $69,515 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Rasmussen University - Illinois is 2,438, of which 2,407 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,049 are full-time. For undergraduates at Rasmussen University - Illinois, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Roughly 92% of students at Rasmussen University - Illinois take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,300 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,226 during the early-career years.

There are 2,816 students at Rush University in total, 104 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 52 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $65,683 during the early-career years.

There are 17,987 undergraduates at Illinois State, of which 16,666 are full-time, and there are 20,720 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Illinois State is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,413 a year. Illinois State has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Illinois State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,399 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,574 undergraduates at Bradley, of which 4,450 are full-time, and there are 5,855 students altogether. It takes the average Bradley undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

69% of Bradley students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,743 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bradley is $49,859.

There are 6,437 students at Lewis in total, 4,306 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,484 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Lewis take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,897 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lewis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,643 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at DePaul University is 21,922, of which 14,145 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,776 are full-time. It takes the average DePaul undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

54% of DePaul students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,482 a year. DePaul has a 3.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $51,054 during the early-career years.

There are 2,299 undergraduates at Benedictine U, of which 1,939 are full-time, and there are 3,779 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Benedictine U is 4.3 years.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,033 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Benedictine U is $44,569.

There are 3,764 students at Olivet Nazarene in total, 2,802 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,562 are full-time. It takes the average Olivet Nazarene undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,929 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Olivet Nazarene with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,320 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 12,277 undergraduates at NIU, of which 10,472 are full-time, and there are 16,769 students altogether. For undergraduates at NIU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at NIU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,741 a year. NIU has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,408 during the early-career years.

There are 1,627 undergraduates at University of Saint Francis, of which 1,365 are full-time, and there are 3,529 students altogether. It takes the average University of Saint Francis undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at University of Saint Francis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,050 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,636 during the early-career years.

There are 6,265 students at Aurora in total, 4,158 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,822 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at Aurora take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,194 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,368 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is 466, of which 284 students are undergraduates and of those, 236 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,715 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 595 students at Methodist College in total, 557 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 286 are full-time. For undergraduates at Methodist College, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 14% of accepted students are men, and 86% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,660 a year. Methodist College has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Methodist College is $54,738.

There are 3,764 students at SXU in total, 3,080 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,878 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 87% of students at SXU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,647 a year. SXU has a 5.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SXU is $45,411.

There are 2,785 full-time undergraduates at Malcolm X College, and 7,273 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,159 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Malcolm X College is $25,852.

There are 4,405 full-time undergraduates at Harper College, and 12,199 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

4% of Harper College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,297 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,928 during the early-career years.

There are 7,564 students at Waubonsee in total, 2,275 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

14% of Waubonsee students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,439 a year. Waubonsee has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Waubonsee is $33,616.

There are 2,831 students at North Park in total, 1,846 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,682 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 44% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at North Park take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,691 a year. North Park has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Park is $45,458.

There are 4,977 students at LLCC in total, 1,835 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,496 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LLCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,378 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 7,255 full-time undergraduates at COD, and 21,010 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,805 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,559 during the early-career years.

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