BSN in Illinois

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Illinois


Approximately 1.6% of graduates in of Illinois receive nursing degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 5,938 nurses graduate from Illinois' 84 BSN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a BSN program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. 127 students graduated with a degree in BSN from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

University of Illinois at Chicago, which was ranked 29th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a BSN program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, University of Illinois at Chicago graduated 158 students from its BSN program. Tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago was $12,053 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a BSN program is Elmhurst College. Elmhurst College, which was ranked 35th in the country in 2010, is located in Elmhurst. 77 students graduated with degree in BSN from Elmhurst College in 2010. Tuition at Elmhurst College was $28,660 per year.

Cost

Bsn schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $9,073 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $35,256 per year, or as little as $2,194 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois BSN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Illinois Wesleyan University - located in Bloomington, students are charged $35,256 per year
  2. Loyola University Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,114 per year
  3. DePaul University - located in Chicago, students are charged $28,858 per year

The following Illinois BSN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  3. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year

A BSN degree from an Illinois school... what next?

In Illinois, the largest numbers of nurse work in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 76,600 nurses
  2. Lake County - 6,820 nurses
  3. Marshall County - 4,950 nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nurses in Illinois will grow by 20%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 133,770 nurses working in Illinois.

Salary

nurses in Illinois earn $66,660 per year on average. However, Illinois nurse earned anywhere in the range from as less than $33,310 per year to more than $98,770 per year in 2010. Nurses in the following Illinois counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lake County - $71,900 per year
  2. Cook County - $71,010 per year
  3. Vermilion County - $64,940 per year

On average, nurses earn the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Clark County - $48,690 per year
  2. McLean County - $54,690 per year
  3. Edwards County - $55,080 per year

The nurses with highest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Registered Nurse - $66,660 per year

On average, the lowest paid nurses in Illinois were:

  1. Registered Nurse - $66,660 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Illinois
  • Certificate in Nursing in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses 120,810 $66,660 17.9%
 

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