Illinois contains ten schools that offer software engineering programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking software engineering school in IL, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 software engineering schools in Illinois, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr), with Rockford Career College as the lowest recorded at only $15,278/yr.
Software Engineering students from Illinois schools who go on to become software engineers, software developers, game software developers, computer software engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 385,200 people working as computer software engineers, systems software alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $96,620. 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 Illinois alone, there are 21,700 employed computer programmers earning an average yearly salary of $72,680. Computer software engineers, systems software in this state earn $92,050/yr and there are 17,290 employed.
Also, within the software engineering schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from software engineering, 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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