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Schools Offering Information Technology Programs in Illinois

Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Illinois receive information technology degrees every year. That means an estimated 1,870 information technology professionals graduate from Illinois' 62 information technology schools each year.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a information technology program. It is located in Evanston. 134 students graduated with a degree in information technology from Northwestern University in 2010. Northwestern University charged in-state students $40,223 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a information technology program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. 33 students graduated with degree in information technology from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. Loyola University Chicago charged in-state students $32,114 in tuition fees per year.

University of Illinois at Chicago, which is located in Chicago, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a information technology program. It received a ranking of 29th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 19 students graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago information technology program. Tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago was $12,053 per year.


If you choose to attend a Illinois information technology school, average tuition will be $12,485 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,348 per year to $40,223 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois information technology schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
  2. Illinois Institute of Technology - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,442 per year
  3. Loyola University Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,114 per year

The information technology schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  2. Rock Valley College - located in Rockford, students are charged $2,400 per year
  3. Highland Community College - located in Freeport, students are charged $2,472 per year

An information technology degree from an Illinois school... what next?

In Illinois, the largest numbers of information technology professional work in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 10,270 information technology professionals
  2. Lake County - 1,120 information technology professionals
  3. Marshall County - 330 information technology professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of information technology professionals is expected to grow by 8% by 2018. There are projected to be 14,890 information technology professionals working in the Illinois then.


information technology professionals in Illinois earn $113,720 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Illinois information technology professional earned as little as less than $41,820 per year or as much as more than $153,270 per year. Information technology professionals in the following Illinois counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lake County - $119,650 per year
  2. Cook County - $116,710 per year
  3. McLean County - $110,670 per year

The following counties in Illinois have the lowest average salaries for information technology professional:

  1. Adams County - $71,950 per year
  2. Clark County - $79,980 per year
  3. Edwards County - $82,290 per year

On average, the highest paid information technology professionals in Illinois were:

  1. Information Technology Manager - $113,720 per year

The information technology professionals with lowest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Information Technology Manager - $113,720 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Information Technology in Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Information Technology in Illinois
  • Certificate in Information Technology in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,104 miles from location University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL 70.7646 34% 26,840
6,133 miles from location American InterContinental University-Online Schaumburg IL 19.0736 100% 26,630
6,103 miles from location DePaul University Chicago IL 35.6436 31% 25,072
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
6,123 miles from location College of Lake County Grayslake IL 13.4699 n/a 18,092
6,103 miles from location Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL 72.1483 15% 15,879
6,126 miles from location Harper College Palatine IL 12.7765 n/a 15,711
6,114 miles from location Triton College River Grove IL 11.7006 n/a 15,706
6,221 miles from location Southwestern Illinois College Belleville IL 13.7244 n/a 14,440
6,104 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago IL 7.0577 n/a 13,174
6,111 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago IL 8.94698 n/a 12,866
6,261 miles from location Western Illinois University Macomb IL 32.0587 31% 12,679
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,127 miles from location Eastern Illinois University Charleston IL 31.7637 32% 11,966
6,107 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago IL 7.92862 n/a 9,991
6,173 miles from location Rock Valley College Rockford IL 14.228 n/a 8,659
6,175 miles from location John A Logan College Carterville IL 13.1135 n/a 8,568
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago IL 6.60952 n/a 8,464
6,138 miles from location Lake Land College Mattoon IL 14.784 n/a 7,945
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
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago IL 7.01976 n/a 7,180
6,141 miles from location McHenry County College Crystal Lake IL 13.7359 n/a 6,811
6,103 miles from location National-Louis University Chicago IL 13.8491 56% 6,385
6,102 miles from location Prairie State College Chicago Heights IL 9.7858 n/a 5,854
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
6,181 miles from location Kaskaskia College Centralia IL 17.5689 n/a 5,337
6,110 miles from location Morton College Cicero IL 12.3642 n/a 5,290
6,173 miles from location Heartland Community College Normal IL 13.4655 n/a 5,266
6,112 miles from location Concordia University River Forest IL 24.8943 25% 5,049
6,100 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago IL 5.66937 n/a 4,777
6,167 miles from location Kishwaukee College Malta IL 13.1722 n/a 4,735
6,114 miles from location Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais IL 28.6851 66% 4,666
6,103 miles from location Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago IL 24.0041 40% 4,619
6,107 miles from location Kankakee Community College Kankakee IL 13.4446 n/a 4,298
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
6,139 miles from location Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg IL 13.8934 n/a 2,941
6,174 miles from location Shawnee Community College Ullin IL 14.0648 n/a 2,834
6,208 miles from location Highland Community College Freeport IL 15.1624 n/a 2,455
6,138 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Fairfield IL 20.2739 n/a 2,009
6,103 miles from location Ellis University Chicago IL 2.23534 n/a 1,950
6,298 miles from location Quincy University Quincy IL 21.8699 29% 1,845
6,103 miles from location International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago IL 8.83915 n/a 1,832
6,193 miles from location Greenville College Greenville IL 55.1301 35% 1,576
6,124 miles from location University of Phoenix-Chicago Campus Schaumburg IL 7.13197 n/a 1,546
6,111 miles from location Trinity Christian College Palos Heights IL 26.9291 38% 1,450
6,105 miles from location Saint Augustine College Chicago IL 8.94577 n/a 1,430
6,175 miles from location Rockford College Rockford IL 21.6186 23% 1,341
6,103 miles from location East-West University Chicago IL 9.8531 n/a 1,060
6,187 miles from location Eureka College Eureka IL 16.9805 19% 766
6,204 miles from location Midstate College Peoria IL 17.5414 100% 650
6,237 miles from location Vatterott College Quincy IL 28.8387 n/a 550
6,103 miles from location MacCormac College Chicago IL 15.9918 n/a 151
6,107 miles from location Knowledge Systems Institute Skokie IL 0.00741063 n/a 62

Curious what studying Information Technology gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Computer and Information Systems Managers + 13,490 $113,720 0.4%

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