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Information Science Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 693 students earned their IS degrees in IL.

In terms of popularity, Information Science is the 67th most popular major in the state out of a total 309 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Information Science Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 325
Bachelor’s Degree 209
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 100
Associate’s Degree 38
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7
Post-Master’s Certificate 5
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5

Gender Distribution

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

Information Science Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 16.3%
  • Black or African American: 10.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.4%
  • White: 28.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 27.8%
  • Other Races: 5.8%
Information Science Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Information Science Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 53,420 people employed in jobs related to an IS degree, compared to 1,240,640 nationwide.

Information Science Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Information Science Jobs in Illinois

In this state, IS grads earn an average of $108,570. Nationwide, they make an average of $114,000.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 28 colleges in Illinois that offer IS degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

DePaul University

Chicago
145 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. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,410. 98% of students get financical aid.

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

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Graduates earn an average $47,100 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 75%.

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

In their early career, Northwestern grads earn an average salary of $58,900. The full-time teacher rate is 83%. This private school has an average net price of $24,840.

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

Most students complete their degree in 4.55 years. This public school has an average net price of $13,301. 82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,083 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 53% get financial aid. 28% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

#6

South Suburban College

South Holland
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,066 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 31% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $4,671. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,521 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 22% are considered full time. 65% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 36 to 1.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,477 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 8.40% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,000 a year. 54% of students get financical aid.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,929 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years. This private school has an average net price of $24,706. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,762 Total Students

26% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 29 to 1. 75% of students get financical aid.

Information Science Careers in IL

Some of the careers IS majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Computer and Information Research Scientists 20% $115,290
Systems Software Developers 13% $107,390
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $135,440
Computer Workers 8% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Computer Science 3,488
Computer Information Systems 1,242
Computer Systems Networking 1,115
Information Technology 978
Computer Software Applications 548
Computer Systems Analysis 502
Computer Programming 391
Data Entry 106

View all majors related to Information Science

View Nationwide Information Science Report

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