Dekalb's largest computer science school is Northern Illinois University. In 2010, approximately 159 students graduated from the Computer Science program at Northern Illinois University.
A total of 159 students graduated with credentials in computer science from computer science schools in Dekalb in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,700 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Dekalb computer science schools was an average of $30,444 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a computer science program in Dekalb. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,588 per year, on average, for room and board at Dekalb-based computer science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many computer science graduates choose to work as computer science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dekalb, your job prospects are average. The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Dekalb will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.