Statistics

Average Starting Salary

  • BS: $92,569 (as reported by CS graduates for the 2015-2016 school year)
  • National average: $75,980 (according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers)

Undergraduate program

US News Rankings (2018)

  • Illinois College of Engineering undergraduate program: 6
  • Undergraduate computer science: 5 (Note: US News includes CS as part of its Computer Engineering rankings.)

Undergraduate Enrollments

Year

Engineering CS

Math + CS

Statistics + CS

CS + Anthropology

CS + Astronomy

CS + Chemistry

CS + Linguistics

2017

1,123

301

191

26

31

46

69

2016

1,105

305

142

16

32

33

53

2015

1,091

263

107

11

18

27

27

2014

1,117

207

53

8

8

15

8

2013

1,040

161

34

-

-

-

-

Note: CS+X degree programs were initiated in fall 2013.

Undergraduate degrees granted

Year

Engineering CS

BS/MS

BS/MCS

Math + CS

Statistics + CS

CS + Anthropology

CS + Astronomy

CS + Chemistry

CS + Linguistics

Total

2016-17

234 19 18 62 20 3 3 0 7 366

2015-16

295 11 22 28 13 1 0 1 1 372

2014-15

261 5 3 23 8 1 - - - 301

2013-14

234 11 0 18 4 - - - - 267

2012-13

195 9 0 5 3 - - - - 212
2011-12 193 5 0 12 2 - - - - 212
2010-11 151 6 0 21 5 - - - - 183

Note: Degrees are awarded three times/year: December, May, and August.

Caliber of students

  • Incoming 2017 freshman class average ACT score: 33.2; average math ACT score: 33.9
  • 10 trips to ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition in 11 years
  • Largest ACM student chapter in the world.

Graduate program

US News Rankings (2017)

  • Graduate computer science: 2   (Note: US News ranks computer engineering graduate programs, which are defined as a combination of computer engineering and CS.)

Number of grad students and degrees granted

Year Number of grad students MS degrees granted PhD degrees granted MCS degrees granted
2017 915 74 42 82
2016 685 66 43 83     
2015 595 67 56 66
2014 540 42 63 46
2013 549 80 55  
2012 512 61 61  
2011 446 76 42  
2010 448 67 36  
2009 454 55 42  
2008 439 58 49  


Our Curriculum & Campus

  • Seven degree programs.
  • More than 90 courses in CS.
  • NSA National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
  • #1 Most Wired College, PC Magazine.
  • Top 25 best School for Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Magazine.
  • In 2016, the U of I was designated a top 10 University for VC-Backed Entrepreneurs (Pitchbook and Entrepreneur magazine)
  • #3 ranked University for recruiting, Wall Street Journal.
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine lists the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on its list of "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" for 2017.
  • In 2013, the U of I was listed as No. 8 on Edudemic's "10 Innovative Universities Shaking Up Education.”
  • In 2015, the Brookings Institute called Champaign-Urbana one of the top U.S. locations for per-capita venture capital.
  • Popular Mechanics designated C-U a Best Start-Up City in America.

Our Faculty

  • 85 full-time faculty members
  • 14 ACM Fellows
  • 16 IEEE Fellows
  • 29 NSF CAREER Award Winners
  • 9 Sloan Research Fellows 


Our Research

  • Consistent leader in research funding from National Science Foundation; In FY 2017, our campus ranked second in NSF funding.
  • Major industry collaborations, including multi-million dollar parallel computing and cloud computing research centers.
  • Research expenditures totaling $34 million in 2015.
  • Engineering at Illinois is consistently ranked among the top worldwide in the "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences."