With an overall population of 45,386 and a student population of 26,450, approximately 21,184 of Normal students attend one of Normal's schools that offer computer science programs.
Normal's largest computer science school is Illinois State University. In 2010, Illinois State University graduated approximately 19 students with credentials in computer science.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a computer science degree in Normal. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,751 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Normal computer science schools was an average of $28,781 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,084 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,882 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Normal, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,630 computer science professionals working in Illinois and 40 working in the greater Normal area in 2010. Normal's computer science professional workforce is projected to decrease by -23% 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 Normal is $42,920 per year, which is lower than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.