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MSN in Illinois

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Illinois

Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Illinois receive nursing degrees every year. Thus, Illinois' 6 MSN schools put out approximately 57 nurse practitioners each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a MSN program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. In 2010, Loyola University Chicago graduated 7 students from its MSN program. Loyola University Chicago charged in-state students $32,114 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a MSN program is Saint Xavier University, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 38th nationwide. Tuition at Saint Xavier University was $25,520 per year.

DePaul University, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a MSN program. It is located in Chicago. Students at DePaul University paid $28,858 per year in tuition fees.


Msn schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $24,016 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,114 per year, or as little as $8,401 per year. The Illinois MSN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Loyola University Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,114 per year
  2. DePaul University - located in Chicago, students are charged $28,858 per year
  3. Saint Xavier University - located in Chicago, students are charged $25,520 per year

The following Illinois MSN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - located in Edwardsville, students are charged $8,401 per year
  2. Lewis University - located in Romeoville, students are charged $23,780 per year
  3. Bradley University - located in Peoria, students are charged $25,424 per year

A MSN degree from an Illinois school... what next?

Most people who graduate from MSN school in Illinois go on to work as a nurse practitioner. In 2010, there were 550 nurse practitioners working in Illinois. In Illinois, the largest numbers of nurse practitioners work in the following counties:

  1. Edwards County - 40 nurse practitioners
  2. Cook County

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nurse practitioners in Illinois will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,410 nurse practitioners working in Illinois.


A nurse practitioner in Illinois makes an average of $66,560 per year. In 2010, however, some Illinois nurse practitioners earned as little as less than $22,610 per year or as much as more than $107,590 per year. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for a nurse practitioner are:

  1. Cook County - $70,240 per year
  2. Edwards County - $52,180 per year

A nurse practitioner in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Edwards County - $52,180 per year
  2. Cook County - $70,240 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as RN to BSN or RN.

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  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 550 $66,560 -90.7%

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