Information Technology in Illinois

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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.

Cost

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.

Salary

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

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