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Fortunately for you, Elgin, IL offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Elgin College and University Demographics

The 4 colleges and universities in Elgin offer 108 degree and certificate programs in fields ranging from physical education teaching and coaching to kinesiology and exercise science to culinary arts/chef training.

Cannella School of Hair Design is the top-ranked school in Elgin. It was ranked 67th in the nation in 2010. Cannella School of Hair Design has a student population of approximately 91. Beauty is the most popular course of study at Cannella School of Hair Design.

Tuition

Elgin schools charge an average tuition of $6,744 per year. In Elgin, tuition rates can vary from $24,780 per year to $2,194 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Judson University, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Elgin Community College.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Elgin colleges received an estimated $3,098,284 in financial aid. Of this aid, $2,997,384 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $1,818,786, which was given by Elgin Community College.

Elgin Student Demographics

In 2010, 13,102 students were enrolled in Elgin schools, which was 1% of the total college students in Illinois. Elgin Community College, with 11,704 students, had the highest number of students in Elgin, while Regency Beauty Institute-Elgin, with only 76 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 64% of students who enroll as first year students at Elgin schools return to complete their second year. For every 100 students who enroll in Elgin schools, 58 eventually graduate. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Cannella School of Hair Design has a graduation rate of 94%, while Elgin Community College has a graduation rate of 25%.

Diversity

Approximately 57% of students enrolled in Elgin schools are female. The ratio of Elgin students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 56 to 100. For every 100 Elgin college students, 45 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. Regency Beauty Institute-Elgin had the highest percentage of diverse students in Elgin, with 100% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Elgin Faculty Demographics

The total number of faculty employed by Elgin colleges and universities was 756. Of these faculty members, 44% were female. 22% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 25 for colleges and universities in Elgin. Richland Community College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Elgin.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 115,400 $25,310 $25,000 -0.4%
2
Office Clerks, General 80,230 $30,300 $28,240 11.6%
3
Registered Nurses 76,600 $71,010 $67,720 18.2%
4
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 50,600 $65,090 $54,330 7.2%
5
General and Operations Managers 44,560 $120,660 $113,100 4.6%
6
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 39,330 $47,140 $45,860 -19.5%
7
Security Guards 38,410 $25,390 $26,870 7.7%
8
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,460 $34,200 $32,000 -20.7%
9
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,860 $37,500 $35,340 -30.3%
10
Accountants and Auditors 30,650 $73,990 $68,960 -22.1%
11
Managers, All Other 30,290 $99,430 $102,160 44.1%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 30,170 $55,820 $50,770 -16.6%
13
Construction Laborers 29,790 $41,520 $33,590 56.4%
14
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 29,440 $25,070 $25,140 -4.0%
15
Home Health Aides 27,260 $23,170 $21,760 91.3%
16
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 25,270 $43,570 $39,890 0.8%
17
Lawyers 23,840 $139,450 $129,440 -2.7%
18
Management Analysts 20,900 $91,240 $87,260 50.9%
19
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 20,770 $73,810 $55,620
20
Cooks, Restaurant 20,510 $22,910 $23,260 -5.0%
21
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 19,210 $68,520 $54,880 57.2%
22
Carpenters 17,750 $57,320 $43,890 -28.5%
23
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 16,830 $98,190 $95,130 28.1%
24
Financial Managers 16,450 $120,540 $116,970 7.7%
25
Computer Programmers 15,250 $77,650 $74,900
26
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 15,130 $41,330 $38,200 -11.3%
27
Electricians 14,810 $73,480 $51,810 -4.0%
28
Cooks, Fast Food 14,540 $19,140 $18,540 -20.8%
29
Billing and Posting Clerks 12,450 $34,570 $33,270 9.5%
30
Sales Managers 12,060 $108,960 $114,110 -0.3%
31
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 11,510 $29,250 $26,510 5.1%
32
Chief Executives 11,310 $173,690 $173,350 -13.7%
33
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 11,240 $44,390 $41,360 -11.0%
34
Software Developers, Applications 11,200 $91,270 $90,410
35
Medical Assistants 11,180 $31,670 $29,760 64.7%
36
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 10,700 $29,750 $29,200 29.4%
37
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 10,320 $143,540 $180,870 200.9%
38
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10,270 $116,710 $123,280 0.9%
39
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 9,860 $69,990 $50,360 -15.1%
40
Legal Secretaries 9,810 $45,840 $43,270 0.7%
41
Loan Officers 8,980 $76,800 $65,900 -20.9%
42
Administrative Services Managers 8,920 $69,350 $84,390 4.9%
43
Financial Analysts 8,830 $83,770 $86,040 -0.9%
44
Pharmacy Technicians 8,780 $31,030 $29,330 5.0%
45
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,630 $54,790 $43,850 15.2%
46
Social and Human Service Assistants 8,200 $30,310 $30,100 60.5%
47
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 8,080 $35,930 $35,920 37.9%
48
Graphic Designers 7,800 $53,900 $48,140 35.7%
49
Dental Assistants 7,580 $34,180 $34,140 -7.6%
50
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 7,510 $53,740 $49,640 59.1%