Carbondale has a general population of 20,681 and an overall student population of 20,350. Approximately 20,350 of Carbondale's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Carbondale's largest information technology school is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 2010, Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduated approximately 60 students with credentials in information technology.
In 2010, 60 students graduated with an information technology degree in Carbondale. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Carbondale information technology schools was an average of $32,848 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information technology program in Carbondale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board at Carbondale-based information technology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in Carbondale, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 13,680 information technology professionals in Illinois. Of these information technology professionals, 80 were working in the greater Carbondale area. The number of information technology professionals in Carbondale is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
As an information technology professional in Carbondale, you can expect to make an average salary of $75,360 per year. This is lower than the average salary for information technology professionals in the state.