Medical Coding in Illinois

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Schools Offering Medical Coding Programs in Illinois

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Illinois students graduate with certificates in medical coding. That means an estimated 686 medical coders graduate from Illinois' 35 medical coding schools each year.

Top Schools

BIR Training Center, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical coding program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, 9 students graduated from BIR Training Center's medical coding program.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a medical coding program is Everest College-North Aurora, which is located in North Aurora. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. 77 students graduated with certificate in medical coding from Everest College-North Aurora in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical coding program is Everest College-Burr Ridge. Everest College-Burr Ridge, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Hinsdale. 103 students graduated with certificate in medical coding from Everest College-Burr Ridge in 2010. Everest College-Burr Ridge charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Illinois medical coding school, average tuition will be $3,591 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,352 per year to $20,900 per year. In 2010, the medical coding schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus - located in Bridgeview, students are charged $20,900 per year
  2. Rasmussen College-Illinois - located in Rockford, students are charged $13,560 per year
  3. Midstate College - located in Peoria, students are charged $13,200 per year

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

  1. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year
  2. Rock Valley College - located in Rockford, students are charged $2,400 per year
  3. Highland Community College - located in Freeport, students are charged $2,472 per year

A medical coding certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of medical coding graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a medical coder. Illinois had 7,090 medical coders in 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of medical coders are:

  1. Cook County - 4,720 medical coders
  2. Marshall County - 310 medical coders
  3. Lake County - 280 medical coders

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of medical coders is expected to grow by 16% by 2018. There are projected to be 8,590 medical coders working in the Illinois then.


On average, medical coders earn $34,690 per year. However, this number is only an average. medical coders in Illinois had varying salaries from $17,530 to $62,690 per year in 2010. A medical coder in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Macon County - $39,130 per year
  2. Lake County - $37,190 per year
  3. Vermilion County - $36,720 per year

On average, medical coders earns the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Edwards County - $26,780 per year
  2. Marshall County - $28,800 per year
  3. Clark County - $29,620 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in medical coding and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as administrative assisting or health information management.

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

  • Certificate in Medical Coding in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,201 miles from location Midwest Technical Institute East Peoria IL n/a n/a n/a
6,103 miles from location Citi College of Allied Health Chicago IL n/a n/a n/a
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
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,221 miles from location Southwestern Illinois College Belleville IL 13.7244 n/a 14,440
6,104 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago IL 7.0577 n/a 13,174
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
6,116 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
6,107 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago IL 7.92862 n/a 9,991
6,173 miles from location Rock Valley College Rockford IL 14.228 n/a 8,659
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
6,248 miles from location Black Hawk College Moline IL 12.4029 n/a 6,267
6,100 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago IL 5.66937 n/a 4,777
6,167 miles from location Kishwaukee College Malta IL 13.1722 n/a 4,735
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
6,208 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
6,106 miles from location Everest College-Merrionette Park Alsip IL 24.718 100% 1,522
6,178 miles from location Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford IL 11.0663 n/a 1,353
6,111 miles from location Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Bridgeview IL 18.6599 74% 1,195
6,203 miles from location Midwest Technical Institute Springfield IL 20.1596 n/a 903
6,117 miles from location Everest College-Burr Ridge Hinsdale IL 28.3116 100% 865
6,204 miles from location Midstate College Peoria IL 17.5414 100% 650
6,139 miles from location Everest College-North Aurora North Aurora IL 28.3937 100% 609
6,108 miles from location BIR Training Center Chicago IL 30.2511 n/a 397

Curious what studying Medical Coding 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)
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians + 7,090 $34,690 -19.2%

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