Peoria, IL

The Top 3 Online Schools: Get Free Info

  • Walden University Btn_top_more_info
  • Capella University Btn_top_more_info
  • American Intercontinental University Btn_top_more_info
Ad Cliff Notes Ad Open Course

So you're from Peoria, IL?

Fortunately for you, Peoria, 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!


 

Peoria College and University Demographics

There are 195 degree and certificate programs in disciplines such as french language and literature, physics, general and architectural drafting and architectural cad/cadd offered at Peoria's 7 colleges and universities for you to choose from.

Bradley University is the top-ranked school in Peoria. It was ranked 64th in the nation in 2010. Bradley University has a student population of approximately 5,800. Business is the most popular course of study at Bradley University.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Peoria colleges and universities is $7,588 per year. To see the variation in tuition rates at different colleges in Peoria, compare the tuition at Bradley University, which charges students $25,424 per year, to the tuition at Illinois Central College, which charges students $2,790 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $23,341,169 of the total $29,715,374 in financial aid received by Peoria students was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Peoria was Illinois Central College, which gave students $16,497,036 in institutional financial aid.

Peoria Student Demographics

In 2010, there were 20,393 students enrolled in colleges and universities in the city of Peoria. This is 2% of the total number of students enrolled in colleges throughout the state of Illinois. With 13,049 students, Illinois Central College had the highest total student enrollment in Peoria. On the other hand, with only 51 students, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Peoria schools, 71 return to start their second year of college. For every 100 students who enroll in Peoria schools, 41 eventually graduate. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Bradley University has a graduation rate of 77%, while Midstate College has a graduation rate of 15%.

Diversity

Peoria schools have a student population that is approximately 58% female. 61% of Peoria college students are 24 years old or younger. In 2009, 19 in 100 college students in Peoria identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. Regency Beauty Institute-Peoria had the highest percentage of diverse students in Peoria, with 85% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Peoria Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Peoria colleges and universities employed a total of 4,264 faculty. Of these faculty members, 46% were female and 30% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

The average faculty to student ratio for Peoria schools was 1 to 6 in 2009. Richland Community College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Peoria.

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

View Online Schools
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Peoria, IL to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 5,090 $24,570 $25,000 -3.0%
2
Registered Nurses 4,950 $55,630 $67,720 1.2%
3
Office Clerks, General 3,390 $25,780 $28,240 3.0%
4
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,770 $24,780 $25,140 -3.1%
5
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,510 $48,830 $54,330 13.1%
6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,240 $29,340 $32,000 8.7%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,740 $33,260 $35,340 -15.5%
8
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,600 $37,250 $45,860 9.6%
9
General and Operations Managers 1,540 $89,460 $113,100 1.3%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,410 $36,770 $39,890 42.4%
11
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,310 $48,020 $50,770 -7.7%
12
Construction Laborers 1,310 $41,450 $33,590 65.8%
13
Cooks, Fast Food 1,300 $18,620 $18,540 42.9%
14
Carpenters 1,270 $53,610 $43,890 -9.9%
15
Managers, All Other 1,180 $76,540 $102,160 51.3%
16
Electricians 1,120 $60,470 $51,810 -21.1%
17
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 1,000 $47,220 $54,880 -17.4%
18
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 930 $41,790 $41,360 6.9%
19
Medical Assistants 930 $33,160 $29,760 190.6%
20
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 840 $54,430 $55,620 61.5%
21
Accountants and Auditors 820 $65,890 $68,960 -26.1%
22
Engineers, All Other 810 $84,900 $91,770 58.8%
23
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 800 $33,810 $38,200 -4.8%
24
Cooks, Restaurant 790 $21,710 $23,260 -17.7%
25
Pharmacy Technicians 760 $25,400 $29,330 7.0%
26
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 730 $21,920 $24,180 4.3%
27
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 660 $58,240 $50,360 22.2%
28
Mechanical Engineers 610 $63,550 $82,480 -63.3%
29
Home Health Aides 600 $21,230 $21,760 -31.0%
30
Medical and Health Services Managers 560 $70,940 $93,670 75.0%
31
Medical Secretaries 560 $33,210 $31,820 60.0%
32
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 550 $208,730 $180,870
33
Chief Executives 550 $141,370 $173,350 31.0%
34
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 520 $25,110 $29,200 57.6%
35
Billing and Posting Clerks 490 $29,760 $33,270 -39.5%
36
Legal Secretaries 470 $34,990 $43,270
37
Coaches and Scouts 470 $24,750 $35,950 327.3%
38
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 440 $84,530 $89,990 18.9%
39
Management Analysts 430 $78,040 $87,260 115.0%
40
Security Guards 410 $33,210 $26,870 -39.7%
41
Financial Managers 400 $86,030 $116,970 21.2%
42
Advertising Sales Agents 380 $35,910 $55,020 15.2%
43
Sales Managers 370 $81,800 $114,110 19.4%
44
Loan Officers 350 n/a $65,900 12.9%
45
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 340 $45,690 $43,850 30.8%
46
Computer and Information Systems Managers 330 $83,730 $123,280 65.0%
47
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 310 $28,800 $35,010
48
Social and Human Service Assistants 310 $27,790 $30,100 -6.1%
49
Lawyers 300 $85,670 $129,440 -18.9%
50
Administrative Services Managers 290 $62,250 $84,390 31.8%