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Computer Programming Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 391 students earned their Programming degrees in IL.

In terms of popularity, Computer Programming is the 8th most popular major in the state out of a total 11 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Computer Programming Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 232
Associate’s Degree 73
Master’s Degree 38
Bachelor’s Degree 37
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 11
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 11

Gender Distribution

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

Computer Programming Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 11.0%
  • Black or African American: 3.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.0%
  • White: 63.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.2%
  • Other Races: 4.9%
Computer Programming Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Programming Grads in Illinois

75,530 people in the state and 1,880,050 in the nation are employed in jobs related to programming.

Computer Programming Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Computer Programming Jobs in Illinois

In this state, programming grads earn an average of $83,270. Nationwide, they make an average of $89,580.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 29 colleges in Illinois that offer programming degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn
80 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,900 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 57% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 22% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

#2

Parkland College

Champaign
50 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,074 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,249. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,530 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. In their early career, Harper College grads earn an average salary of $31,000. The 8.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#4

DePaul University

Chicago
43 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
22,437 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.22 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,841 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 25% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,000 a year.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
17,002 Total Students

61% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 83%.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,244 Total Students

In their early career, Rock Valley College grads earn an average salary of $25,000. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 52% get financial aid.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,726 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,800 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 50% of students receive it.

#8

Lake Land College

Mattoon
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,583 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Graduates earn an average $25,200 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,476 Total Students

83% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $5,269.

Computer Programming Careers in IL

Some of the careers programming majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 28% $95,420
Web Developers 15% $70,410
Systems Software Developers 13% $107,390
Computer Network Support Specialists 8% $61,970
Computer Programmers -5% $87,770

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Computer Science 3,488
Computer Information Systems 1,242
Computer Systems Networking 1,115
Information Technology 978
Information Science 693
Computer Software Applications 548
Computer Systems Analysis 502
Data Entry 106

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