Springfield has a general population of 111,454 and an overall student population of 14,629. Approximately 4,977 of Springfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer human resources programs.
Of the 1 human resources schools in Springfield, the largest human resources school, by student population, is University of Illinois at Springfield. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Human Resources program at University of Illinois at Springfield.
Tuition in 2009 at Springfield's human resources schools was $19,740 per year for instate students and $27,060 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a human resources program in Springfield. And if you live on campus at one of the Springfield-based human resources schools, you will have an added expense of $9,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many human resources graduates choose to work as human resource professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Springfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 6,350 human resource professionals in Illinois. Of these human resource professionals, 150 were working in the greater Springfield area. The government projects that the number of human resource professionals in Springfield will decrease by -5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for human resource professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human resource professional in Springfield is $35,770 per year, which is higher than the average for human resource professionals state-wide.