Computer Science in Illinois

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Illinois


Each year, roughly 0.4% of Illinois students graduate with degrees in computer science. Thus, Illinois' 45 computer science schools put out approximately 1,449 computer science professionals each year.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 7th in the country in 2010. 38 students graduated with a degree in computer science from Northwestern University in 2010. The tuition rate at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

Wheaton College, which is located in Wheaton, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 21st in the country in 2010. 4 students graduated with degree in computer science from Wheaton College in 2010. Wheaton College charged in-state students $27,580 in tuition fees per year.

Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a computer science program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, Loyola University Chicago graduated 7 students from its computer science programs. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

Cost

Computer science schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $20,630 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $42,041 per year, or as little as $2,772 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois computer science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $42,041 per year
  2. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
  3. Lake Forest College - located in Lake Forest, students are charged $35,525 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois computer science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College - located in Olney, students are charged $2,772 per year
  2. South Suburban College - located in South Holland, students are charged $3,473 per year
  3. Northeastern Illinois University - located in Chicago, students are charged $7,492 per year

A computer science degree from an Illinois school... what next?

In Illinois, the largest numbers of computer science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 13,630 computer science professionals
  2. Lake County - 1,270 computer science professionals
  3. Marshall County - 430 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of computer science professionals is expected to shrink by -7% by 2018. There are projected to be 18,430 computer science professionals working in Illinois then. Of these 18,430 computer science professionals, the government predicts that 14,890 will be information systems managers, 3,540 will be computer operators, and an unknown number will be computer science teachers.

Salary

computer science professionals in Illinois earn $73,210 per year on average. However, Illinois computer science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,980 per year to more than $153,270 per year in 2010. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. Boone County - $101,710 per year
  2. Kankakee County - $94,910 per year
  3. Macon County - $89,010 per year

Computer science professionals in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Marshall County - $52,337 per year
  2. Adams County - $52,350 per year
  3. Clark County - $57,035 per year

On average, the highest paid computer science professionals in Illinois were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $113,720 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $61,660 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $44,250 per year

The computer science professionals with lowest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $61,660 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $44,250 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in computer science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as information systems or information technology.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Science in Illinois
  • Certificate in Computer Science in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,131 miles from location University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign IL 49.1299 41% 43,881
6,104 miles from location University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL 70.7646 34% 26,840
6,103 miles from location DePaul University Chicago IL 35.6436 31% 25,072
6,162 miles from location Northern Illinois University Dekalb IL 31.3806 29% 24,424
6,172 miles from location Illinois State University Normal IL 37.9275 35% 21,184
6,182 miles from location Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale IL 29.5829 31% 20,350
6,106 miles from location Northwestern University Evanston IL 92.7945 32% 19,853
6,103 miles from location Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL 72.1483 15% 15,879
6,101 miles from location University of Chicago Chicago IL 45.3883 36% 15,094
6,221 miles from location Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville IL 27.5134 33% 13,940
6,127 miles from location Eastern Illinois University Charleston IL 31.7637 32% 11,966
6,107 miles from location Northeastern Illinois University Chicago IL 17.0681 36% 11,631
6,103 miles from location Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago IL 69.9334 26% 7,707
6,103 miles from location Roosevelt University Chicago IL 22.8963 28% 7,306
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,102 miles from location Chicago State University Chicago IL 15.9923 34% 7,235
6,125 miles from location Lewis University Romeoville IL 29.2285 33% 5,847
6,127 miles from location Benedictine University Lisle IL 26.9664 34% 5,836
6,205 miles from location Bradley University Peoria IL 35.5501 24% 5,800
6,106 miles from location Governors State University Park Forest IL 1.76028 n/a 5,674
6,112 miles from location Concordia University River Forest IL 24.8943 25% 5,049
6,107 miles from location Saint Xavier University Chicago IL 62.0777 14% 5,028
6,204 miles from location University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield IL 32.5018 37% 4,977
6,114 miles from location Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais IL 28.6851 66% 4,666
6,140 miles from location Aurora University Aurora IL 24.849 36% 4,355
6,113 miles from location Dominican University River Forest IL 65.2729 34% 3,909
6,119 miles from location Elmhurst College Elmhurst IL 64.8476 30% 3,363
6,126 miles from location University of St Francis Joliet IL 58.1609 35% 3,352
6,215 miles from location McKendree University Lebanon IL 59.0764 34% 3,284
6,127 miles from location Wheaton College Wheaton IL 79.0634 46% 2,920
6,129 miles from location North Central College Naperville IL 64.8467 29% 2,798
6,253 miles from location Augustana College Rock Island IL 33.5767 23% 2,472
6,170 miles from location Millikin University Decatur IL 61.8731 28% 2,314
6,172 miles from location Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington IL 37.1422 29% 2,066
6,298 miles from location Quincy University Quincy IL 21.8699 29% 1,845
6,122 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Olney IL 14.4703 n/a 1,627
6,111 miles from location Trinity Christian College Palos Heights IL 26.9291 38% 1,450
6,114 miles from location Lake Forest College Lake Forest IL 29.7867 25% 1,415
6,244 miles from location Knox College Galesburg IL 71.7695 20% 1,407
6,258 miles from location Monmouth College Monmouth IL 60.7089 30% 1,379
6,238 miles from location Illinois College Jacksonville IL 28.1533 32% 894
6,218 miles from location Blackburn College Carlinville IL 19.8699 30% 607
6,206 miles from location Springfield College in Illinois Springfield IL 23.0466 n/a 559
6,244 miles from location Principia College Elsah IL 39.7521 97% 527
6,101 miles from location Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago Chicago IL 0.00143432 n/a 12
 

Curious what studying Computer Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer and Information Systems Managers + 13,490 $113,720 0.4%
2
Computer Operators + 3,640 $44,250 -36.4%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,020 $61,660 -59.4%
 

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