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Schools Offering Nurse Assisting Programs in Illinois

Each year, roughly 1.9% of Illinois students graduate with certificates in nurse assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 7,169 nursing assistants graduate from Illinois' 49 nursing assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a nursing assistant program is Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud, which is located in Red Bud. In 2010, it was ranked 58th nationwide. In 2010, 49 students graduated from Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud's nursing assistant program.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a nursing assistant program is The College of Office Technology. The College of Office Technology, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. In 2010, 38 students graduated from The College of Office Technology nursing assistant program.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a nursing assistant program is Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 77th nationwide. In 2010, Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus graduated 36 students from its nursing assistant programs. The tuition rate at Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus was $0 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' nursing assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,848 per year, though tuition can range from $15,750 per year to $2,194 per year. The Illinois nursing assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. East-West University - located in Chicago, students are charged $15,750 per year
  2. College of DuPage - located in Glen Ellyn, students are charged $4,128 per year
  3. John Wood Community College - located in Quincy, students are charged $3,810 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois nursing assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  3. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year

A nursing assistant certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

Most people who graduate from nursing assistant school in Illinois go on to work as a nursing assistant. 57,540 nursing assistants were working in Illinois in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois nursing assistants:

  1. Cook County - 29,440 nursing assistants
  2. Lake County - 3,750 nursing assistants
  3. Adams County - 3,300 nursing assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nursing assistants in Illinois will grow by 21%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 73,160 nursing assistants working in Illinois.


On average, a nursing assistant earns a salary of $24,250 per year in Illinois state. However, this number is only an average. nursing assistants in Illinois had varying salaries from $16,040 to $38,610 per year in 2010. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for a nursing assistant are:

  1. Vermilion County - $27,500 per year
  2. Boone County - $25,460 per year
  3. Cook County - $25,070 per year

On average, nursing assistants earns the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Edwards County - $20,190 per year
  2. Clark County - $21,380 per year
  3. Menard County - $22,580 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in nurse assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic nursing or LVN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nurse Assisting in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 57,540 $24,250 0.0%

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