Charleston has a general population of 21,039 and an overall student population of 11,966. Approximately 11,966 of Charleston's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Charleston's largest computer science school is Eastern Illinois University. In 2010, Eastern Illinois University graduated approximately 4 students from its computer science program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a computer science degree in Charleston. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,877 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Charleston computer science schools was an average of $34,217 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $120 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Charleston-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $8,078 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Charleston after graduating from computer science school, you should know that job prospects for computer science professionals in Charleston, which is the most popular computer science profession, are average. In 2010, of the 13,680 computer science professionals in Illinois, 100 were working in the greater Charleston area. The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Charleston will 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 Charleston is $76,680 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for computer science professionals.