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Illinois Technical Schools

Electronics and computer technology, accounting, office and new media technologies, and maintenance technologies—these are just a few of the career fields available to technical school graduates. Technical school graduates may work as science technicians, pharmacy technicians, veterinary medical technicians and paramedics, engineering technicians, sound engineering technicians and more. Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a technical school will be easy. The trick is to find an accredited technical school with a solid reputation. Several Illinois technical schools fit the bill.

Illinois technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. Illinois is home to top technical colleges such as Illinois Institute of Technology (est. 1890), Sanford-Brown College-Illinois (est. 1986), and Lincoln College of Technology (est. 1946). As of Fall 2009, the state of Illinois had 214 degree-granting institutions with approximately 901,841 students enrolled. There are thousands of students enrolled in Illinois technical schools with more than 8,855 students enrolled in the state’s top three technical schools alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, undergraduate technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

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Facts and Figures for Illinois Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees at a public Illinois technical school is $8,982 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at a private Illinois technical school is $21,508 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online Illinois technical schools start at around $220 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $320 per credit hour. Students will pay the same tuition and fees for online technical programs as on-campus programs, but you will save a significant amount of money by eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs. The average room and board costs for public Illinois’ colleges is $7,813 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus Illinois Technical Schools and Enrollment

Illinois Institute of Technology (avg. enrollment 7,707 students-undergraduate and graduate)
Sanford-Brown College-Illinois (avg. enrollment 200+)

Lincoln College of Technology (avg. enrollment 978 students)

Noted Online Technical Schools Available in Illinois

ITT Technical Institute
DeVry Technical Online
Lincoln College of Technology
University of Phoenix
Universal Technical Institute

Accredited Illinois Technical Schools

Illinois Institute of Technology
International Academy of Design and Technology (Chicago, Schaumburg)
DeVry University
Sanford-Brown College-Illinois
Lincoln College of Technology

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education

Locations Illinois