Illinois contains 25 schools that offer computer forensics programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 25 computer forensics schools in Illinois, only 10 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), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest recorded at only $1,887/yr.
Computer Forensics students from Illinois schools who go on to become computer forensics specialists, computer security specialists, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 512,720 people working as computer systems analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,430. Also, Computer specialists make on average $78,010 per year and there are about 195,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 15,250 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $77,400. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $78,410/yr and there are 19,690 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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