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2021 Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates in Illinois

666 Bachelor's Degrees
$44,410 Avg Salary
$24,897 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates in IllinoisComputer Information Systems is the #29 most popular major in Illinois with 666 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.0% of all the CIS bachelor's degrees in the country. The CIS school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid CIS Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates in Illinois ranking analyzed 9 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in CIS.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Computer Information Systems Majors After Graduation

The average computer information systems major who graduates from a school in Illinois earns about $44,410 per year during the early years of their career. This is 12% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in CIS is $54,451. That's about 18% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Illinois.

Average Salary for CIS Graduates from Schools in Illinois  44,410
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Average Salary for CIS Graduates from Schools Nationwide  54,451
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Grads in Illinois

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Best Schools for Highly Paid CIS Graduates in Illinois

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Illinois Institute of Technology. Illinois Tech is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in CIS from the school is $60,900.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at Illinois Tech accumulate an average of around $24,139 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $254, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Illinois State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, CIS majors make an average salary of $49,400.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at Illinois State accumulate an average of around $22,823 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $234, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of St Francis comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Joliet, University of Saint Francis is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Loyola University Chicago as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Loyola Chicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at Loyola Chicago accumulate an average of around $21,972 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $241, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern U is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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DePaul University

Chicago, IL

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to DePaul University. DePaul is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago. CIS majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $47,700.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at DePaul take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,561. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $228, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

Eastern Illinois University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. EIU is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Charleston. CIS majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $37,300.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at EIU take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,732. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $246, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Elmhurst University

Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Elmhurst is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Elmhurst.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at Elmhurst accumulate an average of around $22,812 in student debt.

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Western Illinois University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. WIU is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Macomb. CIS majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $44,000.

CIS majors at WIU take out an average of $27,298 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 1,672
Ohio 246 841
Indiana 227 1,328
Wisconsin 209 1,061

Computer Information Systems is one of 10 different types of Computer & Information Sciences programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to CIS

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 1,861
Computer Systems Analysis 262
Information Science 209
Computer Systems Networking 170
Information Technology 100

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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