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Information Technology Schools in Illinois

99 students earned IT degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 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 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: 14.1%
  • Black or African American: 8.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.1%
  • White: 38.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 14.1%
  • Other Races: 19.2%
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 8 colleges in Illinois that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

#1

DePaul University

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

The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $42,100 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time.

#2

Lewis University

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

The full-time teacher rate is 40%. This private institution charges an average net price of $18,531. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.80%.

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

100% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time. The 2.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,878 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.90%. 86% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
4,401 Total Students

In their early career, Benedictine U grads earn an average salary of $40,000. The 5.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,453 Total Students

In their early career, Elmhurst grads earn an average salary of $40,300. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. 100% of students get financical aid.

#6

Governors State University

University Park
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,789 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,159 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 51%. The student loan default rate is 3.20% which is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $34,024.

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 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

View all majors related to Information Technology

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