With an overall population of 64,808 and a student population of 2,202, approximately 2,066 of Bloomington students attend one of Bloomington's schools that offer computer science programs.
The largest computer science school in Bloomington, by student population, is Illinois Wesleyan University. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Computer Science program at Illinois Wesleyan University.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a computer science degree from one of Bloomington's computer science schools. If you decide to attend a computer science school in Bloomington, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $33,982.
You should also anticipate spending about $780 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,776 per year, on average, for room and board at Bloomington-based computer science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Bloomington after graduating from computer science school, you should know that job prospects for computer science professionals in Bloomington, which is the most popular computer science profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,630 computer science professionals in Illinois. Of these computer science professionals, 40 were working in the greater Bloomington area. The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Bloomington will decrease by -23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer science professional in Bloomington is $42,920 per year, which is lower than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.