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Nursing Practice Schools in Illinois

1,104 students earned Nursing Practice degrees in Illinois in the 2021-2022 year.

As a degree choice, Nursing Practice is the 3rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Practice Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1,096
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1,096
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1,096
Post-Master’s Certificate 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a nursing practice major is more popular with women than with men.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing practice majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.8%
  • Black or African American: 20.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.3%
  • White: 52.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 12.0%
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Jobs for Nursing Practice Grads in Illinois

148,990 people in the state and 3,504,280 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing practice.

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Wages for Nursing Practice Jobs in Illinois

Nursing Practice grads earn an average of $105,800 in the state and $110,030 nationwide.

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

565 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
27,744 Total Students

94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at Chamberlain - Illinois will pay a net price of $23,638. The student loan default rate of 0.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#2

Rush University

Chicago
196 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,889 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1. 67% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $70,482 after graduation.

123 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
34,199 Total Students

71% of the teachers are full time. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,010 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.51 years to complete their degree at SIUE.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
5,588 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $55,849 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 0.90% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

#6

DePaul University

Chicago
33 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
21,670 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Graduates earn an average $54,399 after graduation.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,498 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.60%. 47% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
3,426 Total Students

The 1.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $16,578. 86% of the teachers are full time.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
262 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 48% are considered full time.

#8

Lewis University

Romeoville
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
6,183 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $17,323. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. It takes the average student 4.27 years to graduate.

Nursing Practice Careers in IL

Some of the careers nursing practice majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 38% $103,760
Registered Nurses 15% $72,250
Medical and Health Services Managers 7% $103,700

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing practice.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Registered Nursing 17,159
Family Practice Nursing 2,764
Nursing Science 518
Nursing Administration 185
Nursing Research & Other 101
Nurse Anesthetist 48
Mental Health Nursing 26
Critical Care Nursing 13

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