Des Plaines, IL (population: 57,512) has eleven computer engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois. To learn more about computer engineering programs in Des Plaines, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at Northwestern University such as Bruce Ankenman, Mark Asta, Vadim Backman, Annelise Barron, Fabi?n
Computer Engineering students from Des Plaines schools who go on to become computer engineers, database administrators, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 338,890 people working as network and computer systems administrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,930. Also, Computer programmers make on average $74,690 per year and there are about 367,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 15,620 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $76,820. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $78,380/yr and there are 12,370 employed.
Des Plaines lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Des Plaines are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 4/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 11 computer engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Des Plaines, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr) for computer engineering students, with Moraine Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,622/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Des Plaines|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||3.4 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||5.8 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||7.9 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||10.2 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||10.7 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||11.2 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||11.9 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||12.5 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||12.8 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||13.6 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||14.1 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||17.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||20.2 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||25.6 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||26.0 miles|