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Information Technology Schools in Illinois

1,056 students earned IT degrees in Illinois in the 2019-2020 year.

As a degree choice, Information Technology is the 94th most popular major in the 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
Master’s Degree 100
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.9%
  • Black or African American: 8.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 15.6%
  • White: 59.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.5%
  • Other Races: 6.9%

Jobs for Information Technology Grads in Illinois

98,700 people in the state and 2,912,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to IT.


Wages for Information Technology Jobs in Illinois

IT grads earn an average of $90,080 in the state and $92,030 nationwide.


There are 5 colleges in Illinois that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:


DePaul University

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
21,922 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 4.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.


Lewis University

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
6,437 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Graduates earn an average $40,700 after graduation.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
6,325 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
20,720 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.40%. This public school has an average net price of $20,895.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
3,779 Total Students

The 5.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years. 88% of students get financical aid.

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 11% $50,470
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $135,440
Database Administrators 9% $96,170
Computer Workers 9% $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 1,627
Computer Information Systems 458
Information Science 339
Computer Systems Analysis 240
Computer Software Applications 147
Computer Systems Networking 145
Other Computer Sciences 76
Computer Programming 38

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