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Computer Science

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What is Computer Science?

Computer Science is the study of theory, design, and applications of digital computers. You will also learn software design and informational processing techniques. If you’re creative, logical, and a good problem solver, this major may be for you.

Career Options

  • Application design
  • Consulting
  • Data analysis
  • Research
  • Software development
  • Studio tools developer

Post-Graduation Success1

96% employed or continuing education

86% employed after graduation

10% attending graduate school

$93,500 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Google, Microsoft, Amazon View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

34 - 35 ACT score

1490 - 1560 SAT score

3.82 - 3.96 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

3.8 years to degree

95% freshman retention rate

69% four-year graduation rate

86% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $39,400
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $59,094
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