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Career Outcomes

Students love that they can apply their learning immediately at their current job.

MCS-DS Career Opportunities

A 2016 McKinsey & Company study predicts that there will be a shortfall of nearly 250,000 data scientists by 2024, even after estimating a 7% per year increase in data science graduates.

Business Insider cites being a data scientist as the highest paying job for college graduates at $95,000 per year. PayScale indicates that the average salary of an MCS degree-holder is about $18,000 more than those who only hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science. And the projected 5-year growth for salaries ranges from 14 to 28%.

Alumni Network

Illinois Computer Science is part of the largest alumni network in the country, with 450,000+ alumni worldwide. Wherever you are in the world, you’re never far from fellow Illini.

Career Services

Handshake: Connecting Students to Careers

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or full-time employment after graduation, this resource is there to help you.

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