With an overall population of 18,940 and a student population of 1,448, approximately 894 of Jacksonville students attend one of Jacksonville's schools that offer computer science programs.
Of the 1 computer science schools in Jacksonville, the largest computer science school, by student population, is Illinois College. In 2010, Illinois College graduated approximately 2 students from its computer science program.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in computer science in Jacksonville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,300 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,600 per year, on average, for room and board at Jacksonville-based computer science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Jacksonville after graduating from computer science school, you should know that job prospects for computer science professionals in Jacksonville, which is the most popular computer science profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 105 computer science professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Jacksonville area. By the year 2018, the number of computer science professionals is expected to increase by 8% in Jacksonville. 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 Jacksonville is $67,820 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for computer science professionals.