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Illinois Computer Science Colleges

103 Colleges
9,143 Yearly Graduations
$74,815 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,601 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 9,143 students received a computer science degree from a college in Illinois, making it rank #9 in terms of graduations. Illinois colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $18,704 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $20,676 per year.

An estimated 43% of college students in Illinois take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,650 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
856 Yearly Degrees
$41,202 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,214 undergraduates at DePaul, of which 12,784 are full-time, and there are 22,064 students altogether. For undergraduates at DePaul, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,816 a year. DePaul has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DePaul is $42,100.

Public Public vs. Private
851 Yearly Degrees
$17,274 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 51,605 students at UIUC in total, 34,120 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 32,854 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,816 a year. UIUC has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UIUC is $47,100.

#3

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
772 Yearly Degrees
$15,303 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,195 students at DeVry University - Illinois in total, 14,163 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,366 are full-time. For undergraduates at DeVry University - Illinois, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,569 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DeVry University - Illinois is $32,600.

Public Public vs. Private
621 Yearly Degrees
$15,214 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Illinois at Chicago is 32,324, of which 21,641 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,195 are full-time. For undergraduates at UIC, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,430 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,600 during the early-career years.

#5

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
553 Yearly Degrees
$48,749 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,515 students at Illinois Tech in total, 3,144 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,882 are full-time. It takes the average Illinois Tech undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Of the accepted students, 64% are men and 36% are women.

53% of Illinois Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,010 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Illinois Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $55,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
374 Yearly Degrees
$11,928 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,275 students at UIS in total, 2,674 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,853 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UIS is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 52%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

49% of UIS students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,625 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,800 during the early-career years.

#7

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
369 Yearly Degrees
$9,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,903 students at COD in total, 7,793 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at COD take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,089 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from COD is $29,500.

#8

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
335 Yearly Degrees
$59,298 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,891 undergraduates at UChicago, of which 6,847 are full-time, and there are 17,452 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

The acceptance rate at UChicago is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

Roughly 10% of students at UChicago take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,140 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,300 during the early-career years.

#9

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
313 Yearly Degrees
$14,610 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,609 students at NIU in total, 12,131 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,567 are full-time. For undergraduates at NIU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at NIU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,177 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from NIU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
286 Yearly Degrees
$56,691 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,448 students at Northwestern in total, 8,682 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,284 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

The acceptance rate at Northwestern is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Roughly 17% of students at Northwestern take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,994 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Northwestern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $58,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
226 Yearly Degrees
$9,846 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,032 students at MVCC in total, 5,138 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,275 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MVCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
214 Yearly Degrees
$12,836 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,878 students at Illinois State in total, 18,250 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17,092 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Illinois State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,729 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Illinois State is $39,600.

#13

Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
207 Yearly Degrees
$33,430 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,359 students at Lewis in total, 4,274 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,542 are full-time. For undergraduates at Lewis, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,932 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lewis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
190 Yearly Degrees
$9,942 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at William Rainey Harper College is 13,477, which includes 4,519 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,321 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Harper College is $31,000.

#15

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
166 Yearly Degrees
$11,265 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,061 students at SIUE in total, 10,400 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,615 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SIUE is 4.6 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,916 a year. SIUE has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SIUE with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
151 Yearly Degrees
$11,965 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,153 undergraduates at AIU Online, of which 8,315 are full-time, and there are 9,952 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 32 to 1.

85% of AIU Online students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,874 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from AIU Online is $27,700.

#17

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
150 Yearly Degrees
$6,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,508 students at SWIC in total, 3,496 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at SWIC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,370 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SWIC is $22,000.

#18

Parkland College

Champaign, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
132 Yearly Degrees
$11,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,510 students at Parkland College in total, 2,654 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 53% of students at Parkland College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,815 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
129 Yearly Degrees
$14,722 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,466 undergraduates at SIUC, of which 7,150 are full-time, and there are 11,695 students altogether. For undergraduates at SIUC, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at SIUC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,166 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SIUC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Governors State University

University Park, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$10,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,789 students at GSU in total, 3,206 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,918 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at GSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,334 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GSU is $37,300.

#21

Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
116 Yearly Degrees
$11,462 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,423 students at Northeastern Illinois University in total, 5,700 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,294 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,073 a year. Northeastern Illinois University has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeastern Illinois University is $32,700.

#22

Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees
$12,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western Illinois University is 7,624, of which 5,958 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,151 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at WIU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,077 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WIU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
89 Yearly Degrees
$9,422 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,743 students at College of Lake County in total, 4,140 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,488 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from College of Lake County is $26,800.

#24

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
87 Yearly Degrees
$9,342 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,254 full-time undergraduates at Prairie State College, and 3,843 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,976 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Prairie State College is $22,500.

#25

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, Illinois
Public Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees
$12,570 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,690 full-time undergraduates at Joliet Junior College, and 14,318 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,495 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,800 during the early-career years.

Other Illinois Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Loyola University Chicago 84
27 Heartland Community College 82
28 City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College 81
29 Oakton Community College 77
30 Spoon River College 70
31 Bradley University 63
32 Robert Morris University Illinois 59
33 Illinois Central College 58
34 Rock Valley College 54
35 Chicago State University 51
36 Saint Xavier University 42
37 City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College 40
38 Elmhurst University 38
39 John A Logan College 35
39 Lake Land College 35
41 Carl Sandburg College 34
42 Lewis and Clark Community College 33
43 Roosevelt University 32
44 McHenry County College 30
45 South Suburban College 28
46 Waubonsee Community College 27
47 Richland Community College 26
48 Elgin Community College 24
48 Rend Lake College 24
50 Dominican University 23
50 North Central College 23
52 Knox College 22
52 Southeastern Illinois College 22
54 Aurora University 21
55 Morton College 20
56 Kaskaskia College 19
56 East-West University 19
56 Lake Forest College 19
59 Eastern Illinois University 18
60 Danville Area Community College 17
60 Benedictine University 17
60 Morrison Institute of Technology 17
63 Triton College 15
63 Rockford University 15
65 Kankakee Community College 14
65 Augustana College 14
65 Kishwaukee College 14
68 Sauk Valley Community College 13
68 Illinois Wesleyan University 13
70 Lincoln Land Community College 12
70 Olivet Nazarene University 12
72 City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College 9
72 Saint Augustine College 9
72 CALC Institute of Technology 9
72 Wheaton College Illinois 9
76 Principia College 8
76 Quincy University 8
78 Frontier Community College 7
78 Trinity Christian College 7
78 McKendree University 7
78 City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College 7
82 Concordia University, Chicago 6
82 Illinois Valley Community College 6
84 City Colleges of Chicago - Olive-Harvey College 5
85 Columbia College Chicago 4
85 Black Hawk College 4
85 Blackburn College 4
85 University of St Francis 4
89 Shawnee Community College 3
89 City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College 3
89 Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago 3
92 Rasmussen University - Illinois 2
92 Monmouth College 2
92 Highland Community College 2
92 Illinois College 2
96 City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College 1
97 Olney Central College 0
97 American Academy of Art 0
97 Lincoln Trail College 0
97 University of Phoenix - Illinois 0
97 Millikin University 0
97 John Wood Community College 0
97 Judson University 0

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