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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in Illinois
Around 0.7% of Illinois's graduates graduate from automotive repair certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,675 automotive mechanics graduate from Illinois' 40 automotive schools.
The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a automotive program is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Carbondale. 68 students graduated with a certificate in automotive from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2010. Southern Illinois University Carbondale charged in-state students $10,468 in tuition fees per year.
Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a automotive program. It is located in Glendale Heights. In 2010, Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc graduated 939 students from its automotive program.
Lincoln College of Technology, which is located in Melrose Park, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a automotive program. It received a ranking of 74th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Lincoln College of Technology graduated 285 students from its automotive programs. Lincoln College of Technology charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.
If you choose to attend a Illinois automotive school, average tuition will be $2,879 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,194 per year to $10,468 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois automotive schools were charged at the following schools:
- Southern Illinois University Carbondale - located in Carbondale, students are charged $10,468 per year
- College of DuPage - located in Glen Ellyn, students are charged $4,128 per year
- Carl Sandburg College - located in Galesburg, students are charged $4,035 per year
The lowest tuition rates at Illinois automotive schools were charged at the following schools:
- Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
- Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
- Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year
An automotive certificate from an Illinois school... what next?
The highest percentage of automotive graduates in Illinois pursue careers as an automotive mechanic. If you decide to work as an automotive mechanic in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 27,070 Illinois automotive mechanics as of 2010. In Illinois, the largest numbers of automotive mechanics work in the following counties:
- Cook County - 15,130 automotive mechanics
- Lake County - 2,200 automotive mechanics
- Adams County - 1,050 automotive mechanics
The government projects that the number of automotive mechanics in Illinois will grow by 12%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 38,570 automotive mechanics working in Illinois.
On average, an automotive mechanic earns a salary of $38,690 per year in Illinois state. In 2010, however, some Illinois automotive mechanics earned as little as less than $18,080 per year or as much as more than $69,140 per year. On average an automotive mechanic earns the most in the following Illinois counties:
- Cook County - $41,330 per year
- Lake County - $41,140 per year
- Menard County - $38,850 per year
On average, automotive mechanics earns the least in the following Illinois counties:
- Edwards County - $29,880 per year
- Macon County - $29,940 per year
- Vermilion County - $30,260 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in automotive repair. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as automotive or plumbing.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Automotive Repair in Illinois
- Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Repair in Illinois
- Certificate in Automotive Repair in Illinois
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics||27,070||$38,690||-9.7%|
|Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists||7,270||$44,330||-21.0%|
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