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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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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