With an overall population of 67,518 and a student population of 53,696, approximately 43,881 of Champaign students attend one of Champaign's schools that offer computer science programs.
Champaign's largest computer science school is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduated approximately 241 students from its computer science program.
A total of 258 students graduated with credentials in computer science from computer science schools in Champaign in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,522 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Champaign computer science schools was an average of $39,664 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,284 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many computer science graduates choose to work as computer science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Champaign, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 13,680 computer science professionals in Illinois, 170 were working in the greater Champaign area. By the year 2018, the number of computer science professionals is expected to increase by 8% in Champaign. This projected 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 Champaign is $96,990 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for computer science professionals.