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Fortunately for you, Normal, 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!


 

Normal College and University Demographics

The 3 colleges and universities in Normal offer 144 degree and certificate programs in fields ranging from business teacher education to speech communication and rhetoric to music teacher education.

The top-ranked school in Normal is Illinois State University, with a nationwide rank of 62nd in 2010. The school has approximately 21,184 students. Education is the most popular course of study at Illinois State University.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Normal colleges and universities is $7,434 per year. In Normal, tuition rates can vary from $11,417 per year to $3,450 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Illinois State University, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Heartland Community College.

Financial Aid

Normal college students received $73,947,558 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $72,070,031 of the total. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $53,607,779, which was given by Illinois State University.

Normal Student Demographics

In 2010, 26,450 students were enrolled in Normal schools, which was 3% of the total college students in Illinois. Illinois State University, with 21,184 students, had the highest number of students in Normal, while Heartland Community College, with only 5,266 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Normal schools, 74 return to start their second year of college. Approximately 47% of students eventually graduate. The Normal college with the highest graduation rate is Illinois State University, which has a graduation rate of 69%. The Normal college with the lowest graduation rate is Heartland Community College, which has a graduation rate of 25%.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Normal schools is 56 to 44. 27% of Normal college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 19% of Normal college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Heartland Community College, with 23% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Normal.

Normal Faculty Demographics

Normal schools had 420 faculty members in 2010. The ratio of female to male faculty was [Female Faculty Ratio] to [Male Faculty Ratio] for Normal schools. And 16% of faculty were from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The average faculty to student ratio for Normal schools was 1 to 79 in 2009. Richland Community College had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Normal.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 2,840 $25,360 $25,000 4.4%
2
Office Clerks, General 1,470 $27,880 $28,240 6.5%
3
Registered Nurses 1,200 $54,690 $67,720 73.9%
4
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,050 $30,210 $32,000 11.7%
5
Computer Programmers 1,000 $68,480 $74,900
6
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 830 $49,630 $50,770 16.9%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 820 $33,120 $35,340 -33.3%
8
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 770 $43,860 $45,860 -30.0%
9
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 760 $23,270 $25,140 20.6%
10
General and Operations Managers 730 $106,220 $113,100 -5.2%
11
Cooks, Restaurant 690 $23,330 $23,260 81.6%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 690 $40,600 $39,890 19.0%
13
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 680 $52,670 $54,330 172.0%
14
Security Guards 580 $24,120 $26,870
15
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 530 $25,360 $29,200 51.4%
16
Construction Laborers 440 $46,730 $33,590 15.8%
17
Accountants and Auditors 420 $61,590 $68,960 -20.8%
18
Carpenters 390 $56,200 $43,890 -18.8%
19
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 350 $52,520 $54,880 -22.2%
20
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $24,130 $24,180 37.5%
21
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 $36,900 $38,200 -28.3%
22
Coaches and Scouts 320 $31,280 $35,950 77.8%
23
Medical Secretaries 310 $30,240 $31,820 121.4%
24
Home Health Aides 290 $22,450 $21,760
25
Financial Managers 270 $93,530 $116,970 -15.6%
26
Cooks, Fast Food 270 $21,280 $18,540 -40.0%
27
Electricians 260 $60,000 $51,810 -27.8%
28
Software Developers, Applications 240 $102,630 $90,410
29
Medical Assistants 230 $26,330 $29,760 15.0%
30
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 220 $39,780 $41,360 -24.1%
31
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $45,100 $43,850 15.8%
32
Food Service Managers 210 $56,660 $52,220 50.0%
33
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $25,690 $26,510 -12.5%
34
Pharmacy Technicians 210 $28,820 $29,330 110.0%
35
Logisticians 210 $64,690 $73,510
36
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 200 $51,350 $55,620
37
Administrative Services Managers 190 $75,660 $84,390 35.7%
38
Chief Executives 180 $159,350 $173,350 -5.3%
39
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $40,910 $42,250 12.5%
40
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 180 $53,080 $55,220 157.1%
41
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 180 $51,470 $55,970 -28.0%
42
Loan Officers 170 $63,130 $65,900 -22.7%
43
Dental Hygienists 160 $61,250 $68,680 6.7%
44
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $60,190 $50,360 23.1%
45
Lawyers 160 $85,310 $129,440 -40.7%
46
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 150 $237,340 $180,870
47
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $71,150 $62,260 25.0%
48
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $45,760 $44,860 -31.8%
49
Dental Assistants 140 $35,460 $34,140 -12.5%
50
Graphic Designers 130 $35,420 $48,140 62.5%