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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Illinois

Around 0.5% of Illinois's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. Thus, Illinois' 36 LPN schools put out approximately 1,691 licensed practical nurses each year.

Top Schools

Saint Xavier University, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a LPN program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, no students graduated from Saint Xavier University's LPN program. Tuition at Saint Xavier University was $25,520 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a LPN program is Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud. Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud, which was ranked 58th in the country in 2010, is located in Red Bud. In 2010, Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud graduated 48 students from its LPN program.

Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, which is located in Springfield, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. 187 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Capital Area School of Practical Nursing in 2010. The tuition rate at Capital Area School of Practical Nursing was $0 per year.


Lpn schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $3,404 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $25,520 per year, or as little as $2,194 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Saint Xavier University - located in Chicago, students are charged $25,520 per year
  2. College of DuPage - located in Glen Ellyn, students are charged $4,128 per year
  3. Carl Sandburg College - located in Galesburg, students are charged $4,035 per year

The LPN schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Rock Valley College - located in Rockford, students are charged $2,400 per year
  3. Illinois Valley Community College - located in Oglesby, students are charged $2,434 per year

A LPN certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of LPN graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a licensed practical nurse. If you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 23,200 Illinois licensed practical nurses as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois licensed practical nurses:

  1. Cook County - 11,240 licensed practical nurses
  2. Adams County - 1,860 licensed practical nurses
  3. Edwards County - 1,400 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of licensed practical nurses in Illinois will grow by 20%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 29,700 licensed practical nurses working in Illinois.


A licensed practical nurse in Illinois earns $41,080 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. licensed practical nurses in Illinois had varying salaries from $18,990 to $61,030 per year in 2010. A licensed practical nurse in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lake County - $45,760 per year
  2. Cook County - $44,390 per year
  3. Boone County - $43,890 per year

On average, licensed practical nurses earns the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Edwards County - $30,680 per year
  2. Adams County - $33,620 per year
  3. Clark County - $34,680 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Certificate in Nursing in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
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
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,200 miles from location Illinois Central College Peoria IL 15.7341 n/a 13,049
6,111 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago IL 8.94698 n/a 12,866
6,139 miles from location Elgin Community College Elgin IL 15.1103 n/a 11,704
6,134 miles from location Parkland College Champaign IL 15.5147 n/a 9,633
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
6,138 miles from location Lake Land College Mattoon IL 14.784 n/a 7,945
6,204 miles from location Lincoln Land Community College Springfield IL 12.2962 n/a 7,677
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago IL 7.01976 n/a 7,180
6,248 miles from location Black Hawk College Moline IL 12.4029 n/a 6,267
6,165 miles from location Rend Lake College Ina IL 19.4494 n/a 5,871
6,181 miles from location Kaskaskia College Centralia IL 17.5689 n/a 5,337
6,110 miles from location Morton College Cicero IL 12.3642 n/a 5,290
6,173 miles from location Heartland Community College Normal IL 13.4655 n/a 5,266
6,107 miles from location Saint Xavier University Chicago IL 62.0777 14% 5,028
6,105 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel IL 20.0365 n/a 4,810
6,167 miles from location Kishwaukee College Malta IL 13.1722 n/a 4,735
6,178 miles from location Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby IL 16.1917 n/a 4,529
6,107 miles from location Kankakee Community College Kankakee IL 13.4446 n/a 4,298
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
6,296 miles from location John Wood Community College Quincy IL 14.7388 n/a 2,757
6,244 miles from location Carl Sandburg College Galesburg IL 14.1935 n/a 2,661
6,198 miles from location Sauk Valley Community College Dixon IL 15.3721 n/a 2,504
6,208 miles from location Highland Community College Freeport IL 15.1624 n/a 2,455
6,229 miles from location Spoon River College Canton IL 15.2286 n/a 2,118
6,122 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Olney IL 14.4703 n/a 1,627
6,205 miles from location Capital Area School of Practical Nursing Springfield IL 31.1217 n/a 205
6,222 miles from location Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud Red Bud IL 42.4709 100% 97

Curious what studying LPN 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)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 23,200 $41,080 -2.2%

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