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Information Technology Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 860 students earned their IT degrees in IL.

An Information Technology major is the 3rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Information Technology Majors in Illinois

IT majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 436
Master’s Degree 342
Associate’s Degree 59
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 23

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a IT major is more popular with men than with women.

Information Technology Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of IT majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 6.6%
  • Black or African American: 12.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.2%
  • White: 33.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 30.8%
  • Other Races: 7.6%
Information Technology Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Information Technology Grads in Illinois

There are 103,120 people in the state and 2,578,690 people in the nation working in IT jobs.

Information Technology Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Information Technology Jobs in Illinois

In this state, IT grads earn an average of $108,570. Nationwide, they make an average of $111,130.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 39 colleges in Illinois that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

220 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
6,515 Total Students

59% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.56 years.

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
9,952 Total Students

93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 32 to 1. An average student at AIU Online will pay a net price of $12,022.

92 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,878 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.90%. 77% of the teachers are full time. 86% of students get financical aid.

91 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
16,609 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 75% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 7.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#5

DePaul University

Chicago
57 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
22,064 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,410. The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 49% of the teachers are full time.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
11,695 Total Students

93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.47 years to graduate.

#7

Governors State University

University Park
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,789 Total Students

The 6.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 45% of the teachers are full time.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
1,693 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,010. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 33%.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,159 Total Students

98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 3.20% which is lower than average.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,386 Total Students

A typical student attending SRC will pay a net price of $9,188. 36% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 84% get financial aid.

Information Technology Careers in IL

Some of the careers IT majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 28% $95,420
Information Security Analysts 23% $95,950
Computer and Information Research Scientists 20% $115,290
Systems Software Developers 13% $107,390
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $135,440
Computer Systems Analysts 8% $86,680
Computer Network Architects 7% $116,620

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to IT.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
General Computer Science 299
Other Computer Sciences 80
Informatics 3

View all majors related to Information Technology

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