There are schools offering bookkeeping courses in Illinois!
Schools Offering Bookkeeping Programs in Illinois
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The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a bookkeeping program is Northwestern University. Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th in the country in 2010, is located in Evanston. In 2010, Northwestern University graduated no students from its bookkeeping program. Northwestern University charged in-state students $40,223 in tuition fees per year.
Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute, which is located in Skokie, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a bookkeeping program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. 29 students graduated with certificate in bookkeeping from Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute in 2010.
Taylor Business Institute, which was ranked 64th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a bookkeeping program. It is located in Chicago. 2 students graduated with certificate in bookkeeping from Taylor Business Institute in 2010. Students at Taylor Business Institute paid $13,500 per year in tuition fees.
If you choose to attend a Illinois bookkeeping school, average tuition will be $7,047 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,348 per year to $40,223 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois bookkeeping schools were charged at the following schools:
- Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
- Northwestern College - located in Chicago, students are charged $20,980 per year
- Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus - located in Bridgeview, students are charged $20,900 per year
The bookkeeping schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
- Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year
- Rock Valley College - located in Rockford, students are charged $2,400 per year
A bookkeeping certificate from an Illinois school... what next?
Most people who graduate from bookkeeping school in Illinois go on to work as a bookkeeping clerk. If you decide to work as a bookkeeping clerk in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 58,830 Illinois bookkeeping clerks as of 2010. In Illinois, the largest numbers of bookkeeping clerks work in the following counties:
- Cook County - 34,860 bookkeeping clerks
- Lake County - 4,170 bookkeeping clerks
- Adams County - 2,690 bookkeeping clerks
The government projects that the number of bookkeeping clerks in Illinois will grow by 8%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 81,070 bookkeeping clerks working in Illinois.
A bookkeeping clerk in Illinois earns $35,460 per year on average. But, salaries for bookkeeping clerks can vary. In 2010, bookkeeping clerks made as little as less than $17,850 per year or as much as more than $55,390 per year in Illinois. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for a bookkeeping clerk are:
- Lake County - $38,890 per year
- Cook County - $37,500 per year
- Boone County - $33,370 per year
On average, bookkeeping clerks earns the least in the following Illinois counties:
- Clark County - $27,670 per year
- Kankakee County - $29,180 per year
- Edwards County - $29,340 per year
For more data regarding a career in bookkeeping in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as small business or finance, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Bookkeeping in Illinois
- Certificate in Bookkeeping in Illinois
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|6,106 miles from location||DeVry University-Illinois||Chicago||IL||25.269||88%||30,127|
|6,125 miles from location||College of DuPage||Glen Ellyn||IL||13.8242||n/a||27,083|
|6,106 miles from location||Northwestern University||Evanston||IL||92.7945||32%||19,853|
|6,123 miles from location||College of Lake County||Grayslake||IL||13.4699||n/a||18,092|
|6,113 miles from location||Moraine Valley Community College||Palos Hills||IL||13.4837||n/a||17,774|
|6,126 miles from location||Harper College||Palatine||IL||12.7765||n/a||15,711|
|6,114 miles from location||Triton College||River Grove||IL||11.7006||n/a||15,706|
|6,200 miles from location||Illinois Central College||Peoria||IL||15.7341||n/a||13,049|
|6,116 miles from location||Oakton Community College||Des Plaines||IL||11.0092||n/a||12,087|
|6,146 miles from location||Waubonsee Community College||Sugar Grove||IL||14.036||n/a||10,532|
|6,173 miles from location||Rock Valley College||Rockford||IL||14.228||n/a||8,659|
|6,175 miles from location||John A Logan College||Carterville||IL||13.1135||n/a||8,568|
|6,235 miles from location||Lewis and Clark Community College||Godfrey||IL||11.0347||n/a||8,179|
|6,102 miles from location||South Suburban College||South Holland||IL||10.1002||n/a||7,279|
|6,141 miles from location||McHenry County College||Crystal Lake||IL||13.7359||n/a||6,811|
|6,248 miles from location||Black Hawk College||Moline||IL||12.4029||n/a||6,267|
|6,102 miles from location||Prairie State College||Chicago Heights||IL||9.7858||n/a||5,854|
|6,103 miles from location||Robert Morris University Illinois||Chicago||IL||24.0041||40%||4,619|
|6,178 miles from location||Illinois Valley Community College||Oglesby||IL||16.1917||n/a||4,529|
|6,170 miles from location||Richland Community College||Decatur||IL||12.4452||n/a||3,595|
|6,098 miles from location||Danville Area Community College||Danville||IL||12.2748||n/a||3,584|
|6,139 miles from location||Southeastern Illinois College||Harrisburg||IL||13.8934||n/a||2,941|
|6,174 miles from location||Shawnee Community College||Ullin||IL||14.0648||n/a||2,834|
|6,208 miles from location||Highland Community College||Freeport||IL||15.1624||n/a||2,455|
|6,105 miles from location||Saint Augustine College||Chicago||IL||8.94577||n/a||1,430|
|6,111 miles from location||Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus||Bridgeview||IL||18.6599||74%||1,195|
|6,110 miles from location||Northwestern College||Chicago||IL||14.8452||88%||935|
|6,204 miles from location||Midstate College||Peoria||IL||17.5414||100%||650|
|6,110 miles from location||Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute||Skokie||IL||35.8219||100%||524|
|6,103 miles from location||Taylor Business Institute||Chicago||IL||31.7394||100%||431|
|6,108 miles from location||BIR Training Center||Chicago||IL||30.2511||n/a||397|
|6,251 miles from location||Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities||Moline||IL||18.986||n/a||246|
|6,103 miles from location||MacCormac College||Chicago||IL||15.9918||n/a||151|
Curious what studying Bookkeeping gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks +||58,830||$35,460||-25.6%|
|Billing and Posting Clerks +||18,470||$33,140||-3.7%|
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