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Information Technology Schools in Illinois

978 IT students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

An Information Technology major is the 50th 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
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 444
Associate’s Degree 206
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 129
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 129
Bachelor’s Degree 100
Master’s Degree 89
Post-Master’s Certificate 10
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 10

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: 5.8%
  • Black or African American: 8.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 15.1%
  • White: 59.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.7%
  • Other Races: 7.5%
Information Technology Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Information Technology Grads in Illinois

There are 98,700 people in the state and 2,912,080 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 $90,080. Nationwide, they make an average of $92,030.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 50 colleges in Illinois that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

180 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,762 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. 53% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,192.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,530 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 54% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time.

#3

DePaul University

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

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,100 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.10%.

#4

College of DuPage

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

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

#5

Parkland College

Champaign
57 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,074 Total Students

70% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $9,249.

#6

Lewis University

Romeoville
55 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
6,440 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The average student takes 4.38 years to complete their degree at Lewis. The full-time teacher rate is 40%.

50 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. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid.

#7

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights
50 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,946 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 75% of students receive it. 28% of the teachers are full time.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,193 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 51% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,928.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,436 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,400 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,188. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time.

Information Technology Careers in IL

Some of the careers IT majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 23% $95,950
Web Developers 15% $70,410
Computer User Support Specialists 10% $50,470
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $135,440
Database Administrators 9% $96,170
Computer Workers 8% $0
Computer Network Support Specialists 8% $61,970
Computer Network Architects 7% $116,620
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 5% $82,940

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Computer Science 3,488
Computer Information Systems 1,242
Computer Systems Networking 1,115
Information Science 693
Computer Software Applications 548
Computer Systems Analysis 502
Computer Programming 391
Data Entry 106

View all majors related to Information Technology

View Nationwide Information Technology Report

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