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Computer Science Schools in Illinois

3,488 students earned CompSci degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Computer Science is the 1st most popular major out of a total 11 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Computer Science Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,861
Master’s Degree 1,540
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 86
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 86
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 86
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Computer Science Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 13.8%
  • Black or African American: 2.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.0%
  • White: 34.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 37.6%
  • Other Races: 4.7%
Computer Science Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Science Grads in Illinois

114,170 people in the state and 2,790,990 in the nation are employed in jobs related to compsci.

Computer Science Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Computer Science Jobs in Illinois

CompSci grads earn an average of $96,610 in the state and $96,200 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 43 colleges in Illinois that offer compsci degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

676 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
51,605 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. The student loan default rate is 1.90% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $47,100 a year.

430 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
32,324 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Graduates earn an average $39,600 after graduation. A typical student attending UIC will pay a net price of $13,301.

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

This private school has an average net price of $21,917. 100% of students get financical aid. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

272 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
4,275 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The student loan default rate is 5.10% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years.

256 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
17,452 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $54,300 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 83%.

#6

DePaul University

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

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,410.

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

The student loan default rate of 7.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.59 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,448 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 66% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.12 years to graduate.

116 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
7,423 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,700 a year. It takes the average student 5.25 years to graduate.

#10

Lewis University

Romeoville
113 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
6,359 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 40%.

Computer Science Careers in IL

Some of the careers compsci 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
Web Developers 15% $70,410
Systems Software Developers 13% $107,390
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $135,440
Computer Workers 8% $0
Computer Network Support Specialists 8% $61,970
Computer Programmers -5% $87,770

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Computer Information Systems 1,242
Computer Systems Networking 1,115
Information Technology 978
Information Science 693
Computer Software Applications 548
Computer Systems Analysis 502
Computer Programming 391
Data Entry 106

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