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Registered Nursing Schools in Illinois

16,417 Registered Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Registered Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,938
Associate’s Degree 2,848
Master’s Degree 1,613
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 11
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 11
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 7
Post-Master’s Certificate 7

Gender Distribution

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

Registered Nursing Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.2%
  • Black or African American: 10.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.0%
  • White: 61.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 9.6%
Registered Nursing Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in Illinois

131,210 people in the state and 3,007,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to registered nursing.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in Illinois

Registered Nursing grads earn an average of $69,310 in the state and $75,510 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 83 colleges in Illinois that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

9,069 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
27,629 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.00 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 8%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,041.

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

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.10%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,532. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

385 Degrees in Major Awarded
833 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $65,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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

Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. This private school has an average net price of $34,024. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,700 a year.

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

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,301. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.10%. In their early career, UIC grads earn an average salary of $39,600.

237 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,729 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $16,713. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 91% of students get financical aid.

222 Degrees in Major Awarded
607 Total Students

The 3.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing grads earn an average salary of $51,900. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

#8

DePaul University

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

An average student at DePaul will pay a net price of $28,410. In their early career, DePaul grads earn an average salary of $42,100. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid.

212 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,635 Total Students

77% of the teachers are full time. The 3.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.39 years to complete their degree at Illinois State.

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

The full-time teacher rate is 33%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

Registered Nursing Careers in IL

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Registered Nurses 15% $72,250
Nursing Instructors and Professors 15% $63,490

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Family Practice Nursing 2,677
Nursing Practice 734
Nursing Science 554
Nursing Administration 188
Nursing Education 52
Nurse Anesthetist 34
Geriatric Nursing 17
Adult Health Nursing 17

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