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LPN in Illinois

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Illinois

Around 0.5% of Illinois's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. Thus, Illinois' 36 LPN schools put out approximately 1,691 licensed practical nurses each year.

Top Schools

Saint Xavier University, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a LPN program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, no students graduated from Saint Xavier University's LPN program. Tuition at Saint Xavier University was $25,520 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a LPN program is Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud. Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud, which was ranked 58th in the country in 2010, is located in Red Bud. In 2010, Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud graduated 48 students from its LPN program.

Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, which is located in Springfield, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. 187 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Capital Area School of Practical Nursing in 2010. The tuition rate at Capital Area School of Practical Nursing was $0 per year.


Lpn schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $3,404 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $25,520 per year, or as little as $2,194 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Saint Xavier University - located in Chicago, students are charged $25,520 per year
  2. College of DuPage - located in Glen Ellyn, students are charged $4,128 per year
  3. Carl Sandburg College - located in Galesburg, students are charged $4,035 per year

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

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Rock Valley College - located in Rockford, students are charged $2,400 per year
  3. Illinois Valley Community College - located in Oglesby, students are charged $2,434 per year

A LPN certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of LPN graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a licensed practical nurse. If you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 23,200 Illinois licensed practical nurses as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois licensed practical nurses:

  1. Cook County - 11,240 licensed practical nurses
  2. Adams County - 1,860 licensed practical nurses
  3. Edwards County - 1,400 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of licensed practical nurses in Illinois will grow by 20%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 29,700 licensed practical nurses working in Illinois.


A licensed practical nurse in Illinois earns $41,080 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. licensed practical nurses in Illinois had varying salaries from $18,990 to $61,030 per year in 2010. A licensed practical nurse in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lake County - $45,760 per year
  2. Cook County - $44,390 per year
  3. Boone County - $43,890 per year

On average, licensed practical nurses earns the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Edwards County - $30,680 per year
  2. Adams County - $33,620 per year
  3. Clark County - $34,680 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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  • Certificate in Nursing in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 23,200 $41,080 -2.2%

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