If you are interested in pursuing computer science, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 computer science schools in Springfield, Illinois. Springfield has a total population of 111,454 and a student population of 14,629. Of these students, 5,536 are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
The largest computer science school in Springfield, by student population, is University of Illinois at Springfield. In 2010, University of Illinois at Springfield graduated approximately 108 students from its computer science program.
In 2010, 109 students graduated with a computer science degree in Springfield. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,305 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Springfield computer science schools was an average of $22,965 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Springfield-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $8,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,470.
Many computer science graduates choose to work as computer science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Springfield, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 122 computer science professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Springfield area. Springfield's computer science professional workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
As a computer science professional in Springfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $88,080 per year. This is lower than the average salary for computer science professionals in the state.
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