With an overall population of 21,039 and a student population of 11,966, approximately 11,966 of Charleston students attend one of Charleston's schools that offer information technology programs.
Of the 1 information technology schools in Charleston, the largest information technology school, by student population, is Eastern Illinois University. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from Eastern Illinois University with credentials in information technology.
A total of 18 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Charleston in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Charleston's information technology schools was $19,877 per year for instate students and $34,217 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $120 for information technology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,078 per year, on average, for room and board at Charleston-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 Charleston, your job prospects are average. There were 13,680 information technology professionals working in Illinois and 100 working in the greater Charleston area in 2010. The number of information technology professionals in Charleston is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information technology professional in Charleston is $76,680 per year, which is lower than the average for information technology professionals state-wide.