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So you're from Springfield, IL?

Fortunately for you, Springfield, 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!


 

Springfield College and University Demographics

Springfield's 8 colleges and universities offer a total of 130 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from public health, general to international/global studies to gerontology.

Springfield's top-ranked school is University of Illinois at Springfield. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 67th. Approximately 4,977 students are currently enrolled at University of Illinois at Springfield. The most popular course of study at University of Illinois at Springfield is Business.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Springfield colleges and universities is $1,365 per year. In Springfield, tuition rates can vary from $8,101 per year to $2,820 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is University of Illinois at Springfield, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Lincoln Land Community College.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $21,656,642 of the total $22,190,030 in financial aid received by Springfield students was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. University of Illinois at Springfield gave its students $6,157,109 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Springfield school.

Springfield Student Demographics

Springfield schools had an enrollment of 14,629 students in 2010. This is 2% of the total number of Illinois college students. Lincoln Land Community College, with 7,677 students, had the highest number of students in Springfield, while St Johns Hospital School of Clinical Lab Science, with only 6 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Springfield schools, 71 return to start their second year of college. Approximately 70% of students eventually graduate. Capital Area School of Practical Nursing has the highest graduation rate in Springfield, with 81% of students graduating. Lincoln Land Community College has the lowest rate, with 23% graduating.

Diversity

Approximately 58% of students enrolled in Springfield schools are female. The ratio of Springfield students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 60 to 100. In 2009, 19 in 100 college students in Springfield identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. Springfield College in Illinois had the highest percentage of diverse students in Springfield, with 34% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Springfield Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Springfield colleges and universities employed a total of 2,708 faculty. Of these faculty members, 43% were female and 24% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

The average faculty to student ratio for Springfield schools was 1 to 8 in 2009. Richland Community College had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Springfield.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 3,250 $23,040 $25,000 -20.1%
2
Office Clerks, General 3,090 $29,960 $28,240 -9.6%
3
Registered Nurses 2,950 $58,170 $67,720 -3.9%
4
General and Operations Managers 2,750 $82,050 $113,100 100.7%
5
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,950 $50,830 $45,860 2.1%
6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,670 $33,320 $35,340 -18.1%
7
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,660 $22,580 $25,140 37.2%
8
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,250 $32,370 $32,000 -6.7%
9
Cooks, Fast Food 1,190 $19,570 $18,540 36.8%
10
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,170 $46,250 $54,330 2.6%
11
Chief Executives 1,090 $108,120 $173,350 319.2%
12
Accountants and Auditors 1,040 $63,070 $68,960 9.5%
13
Construction Laborers 1,010 $31,800 $33,590 152.5%
14
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,000 $40,690 $39,890 5.3%
15
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 960 $40,610 $41,360 24.7%
16
Administrative Services Managers 910 $62,130 $84,390 203.3%
17
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 770 $51,860 $50,770 -37.4%
18
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 610 $38,850 $38,200 -21.8%
19
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 540 $47,180 $54,880 63.6%
20
Security Guards 540 $34,260 $26,870 -36.5%
21
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 520 $45,740 $43,850 -8.8%
22
Cooks, Restaurant 480 $20,150 $23,260 -36.8%
23
Carpenters 460 $41,190 $43,890 -38.7%
24
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 450 $56,620 $55,620 -21.1%
25
Managers, All Other 440 $76,710 $102,160 -18.5%
26
Electricians 440 $65,590 $51,810 -34.3%
27
Home Health Aides 410 $22,430 $21,760 -30.5%
28
Medical Assistants 390 $27,860 $29,760 44.4%
29
Management Analysts 390 $75,090 $87,260
30
Billing and Posting Clerks 380 $29,930 $33,270 -33.3%
31
Pharmacy Technicians 370 $27,040 $29,330 19.4%
32
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 350 $216,370 $180,870
33
Lawyers 350 $110,880 $129,440 -12.5%
34
Legal Secretaries 330 $39,410 $43,270 50.0%
35
Computer Programmers 330 $64,300 $74,900
36
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 330 $31,750 $26,510 37.5%
37
Financial Managers 310 $80,410 $116,970 19.2%
38
Loan Officers 310 $82,140 $65,900 3.3%
39
Social and Human Service Assistants 300 $30,080 $30,100 15.4%
40
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 280 $42,860 $55,220
41
Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $92,260 $93,670
42
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 270 $57,410 $89,740
43
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 260 $80,880 $95,130
44
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 250 $66,380 $62,260 -13.8%
45
Social Workers, All Other 250 $51,680 $52,270 316.7%
46
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 250 $27,690 $29,200 -51.9%
47
Medical Secretaries 230 $36,680 $31,820 35.3%
48
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $22,300 $24,180 -45.2%
49
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $67,110 $50,360 31.3%
50
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 200 $83,680 $89,990