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 computer science programs.
Carbondale's largest computer science school is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 2010, Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduated approximately 40 students from its computer science program.
A reported 40 students graduated with credentials in computer science in Carbondale in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Carbondale's computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in instate tuition and $32,848 per year in out of state tuition.
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 $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Carbondale after graduating from computer science school, you should know that job prospects for computer science professionals in Carbondale, which is the most popular computer science profession, are average. In 2010, there were 13,680 computer science professionals in Illinois. Of these computer science professionals, 80 were working in the greater Carbondale area. The number of computer science professionals in Carbondale is expected to increase by 8% 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 Carbondale is $75,360 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for computer science professionals.