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Physician Assistant Schools in Illinois

There are five Illinois schools offering physician assistant programs. 213 students graduated from programs at Illinois physician assistant schools in 2010. 186 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 27 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

210 students graduate from programs in this state in physician assisting, on average, each year. This accounts for 4% of physician assistant students who US schools graduate. Of those, 27 students graduated with an associate's level degree in physician assisting and 186 with a degree at the master's level.

Five physician assistant schools are located in Illinois. And out of these, two schools are public, while three schools are private. Tuition at a public physician assistant school is $10,468, while tuitions at a private physician assistant school are $24,742.

Average tuition for physician assistant programs is $14,467. The highest tuition for programs in physician assisting, which is $24,742 each year, is at the University of St Francis, while the lowest tuition in Illinois, which is $10,468 per year, is at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Illinois physician assistant schools offer associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Physician Assistant Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

210 students graduate from programs in this state in physician assisting, on average, each year. This accounts for 4% of physician assistant students who US schools graduate. Of those, 27 students graduated with an associate's level degree in physician assisting and 186 with a degree at the master's level.

Physician Assistant Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Associate 2006: 23
  • Associate 2007: 23
  • Associate 2008: 18
  • Associate 2009: 26
  • Associate 2010: 27
  • Bachelor 2006: 51
  • Bachelor 2007: 27
  • Bachelor 2008: 21
  • Bachelor 2009: 21
  • Bachelor 2010: 0
  • Master 2006: 133
  • Master 2007: 138
  • Master 2008: 169
  • Master 2009: 163
  • Master 2010: 186

Physician Assistant Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of six physician assistant programs. Of these programs, approximately 66% are programs at the master's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the bachelors level and the associates level.

Physician Assistant Program Availability in Illinois

  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 1
  • Master: 4

Career Trends

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Physician Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27930
  • 25th Percentile: 56950
  • Median: 79010
  • 75th Percentile: 93330
  • 90th Percentile: 115780

Career Trends

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

Physician Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 63660
  • Median Salary 2007: 63350
  • Median Salary 2008: 68120
  • Median Salary 2009: 68190
  • Median Salary 2010: 79010
  • Total Employed 2006: 2480
  • Total Employed 2007: 2470
  • Total Employed 2008: 2600
  • Total Employed 2009: 2240
  • Total Employed 2010: 1980

Illinois vs National Physician Assistant Employment

Illinois vs National Physician Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 2.432% (1980)

Physician Assistant Schools in Illinois

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1. Midwestern University - Downers Grove

555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515-5514
(630) 969-4400

Midwestern University-Downers Grove is located in the suburbs of Downers Grove, Illinois and MWU offers one program in physician assisting. MWU is a 4-year institution. MWU is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering physician assistant programs.

2. The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
(847) 578-3000

The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is located in the suburbs of North Chicago, Illinois and Rosalind Franklin offers one physician assistant program. Overall, 1,937 students seek degrees in 34 programs at RFUMS. RFUMS ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

3. City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

1900 W Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60612-3197
(312) 850-7000

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College offers one physician assistant program and it is near the heart of downtown. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering physician assisting.

4. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is in Carbondale, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two physician assistant programs. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level physician assisting degree by it and one master's level degree in physician assisting. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering physician assistant programs.

5. The University of St Francis

500 N Wilcox St
Joliet, IL 60435-6188
(815) 740-3360

The University of St Francis, which is near the center of the city, is located in Joliet, IL and this school offers one program in physician assisting. Overall, 3,255 students pursue degrees in 63 programs at this school. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering physician assisting in terms of programs.