Decatur has a general population of 81,860 and an overall student population of 5,988. Approximately 2,314 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Millikin University is the largest computer science school in Decatur, based on student population. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Millikin University with credentials in computer science.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a computer science degree from one of Decatur's computer science schools. In 2009 tuition at computer science schools in Decatur was $26,445 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,866 per year, on average, for room and board at Decatur-based computer science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in computer science, if you decide to work as a computer science professional in Decatur, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 13,680 computer science professionals in Illinois, 50 were working in the greater Decatur area. The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Decatur will increase by 8% by the year 2018. 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 Decatur is $86,180 per year, which is lower than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.