Joliet, IL (population: 153,577) has twelve 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 Joliet, 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 Joliet 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.
Joliet lies in Kendall 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 Joliet are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 4/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 12 computer engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Joliet, only 7 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 Joliet|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||15.0 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||16.8 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||19.3 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||19.4 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||20.1 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||23.2 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||23.5 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||24.2 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||24.4 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||25.1 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||25.8 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||27.0 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||27.1 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||30.0 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||30.2 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||31.1 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||31.1 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||32.5 miles|