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Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Peoria, Springfield and Danville
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Chicago and Champaign
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Rockford

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Champaign and Danville

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More Illinois Registered Nursing Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Aurora
Doctorate
3,946
Moline
Associate
6,311
Quincy
Masters
219
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
Galesburg
Associate
2,693
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
6,810
Chicago
Associate
11,354
Chicago
Associate
6,140
Chicago
Associate
6,031
Chicago
Associate
4,078
Chicago
Associate
9,679
Glen Ellyn
Associate
25,768
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
River Forest
Doctorate
4,126
Danville
Associate
2,832
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
23,401
River Forest
Masters
3,338
Charleston
Masters
12,179
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Elmhurst
Masters
3,184
University Park
Doctorate
5,692
Palatine
Associate
15,156
Normal
Associate
4,827
Freeport
Associate
2,049
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Olney
Associate
1,610
Normal
Doctorate
20,274
Oglesby
Associate
4,103
Bloomington
Bachelor
2,094
Carterville
Associate
7,559
Quincy
Associate
2,417
Joliet
Associate
13,149
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Centralia
Associate
5,041
Malta
Associate
4,466
Mattoon
Associate
7,177
Danville
Bachelor
246
Romeoville
Doctorate
5,347
Godfrey
Associate
7,875
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
15,545
Jacksonville
Bachelor
648
Lebanon
Masters
3,312
Peoria
Bachelor
118
Decatur
Masters
2,376
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Cicero
Associate
5,057
Dekalb
Doctorate & First Professional
25,254
Des Plaines
Associate
10,805
Bourbonnais
Doctorate
4,636
Champaign
Associate
9,407
Chicago Heights
Associate
5,507
Quincy
Masters
1,323
Ina
Associate
4,821
Decatur
Associate
3,274
Rockford
Associate
7,923
Rockford
Masters
1,566
Chicago
Doctorate
7,163
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
1,596
Rockford
Masters
182
Peoria
Masters
434
Chicago
Masters
5,675
Dixon
Associate
2,700
Ullin
Associate
2,176
South Holland
Associate
6,260
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
Edwardsville
Masters & First Professional
13,398
Belleville
Associate
13,713
Canton
Associate
2,139
Palos Heights
Bachelor
1,367
Rock Island
Bachelor
210
River Grove
Associate
15,658
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
25,747
Joliet
Masters
3,503
Sugar Grove
Associate
8,731
Oak Park
Masters
213
Wheaton
Doctorate
2,895

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