Facts & Rankings

Explore our facts and rankings to learn who we are, what we value, and how our top-ranked computer science education and leading-edge research are unrivaled in size and resources. With 20+ undergraduate and 9 graduate degree options, we are committed to providing an elite, world-class education to every student, both on-campus and online.

UIUC Facts & Rankings

Grainger Engineering Facts & Rankings

TOP 5

ranked undergraduate and graduate CS degree programs in the nation

(U.S. News and World Report, 2023)

#3

programming languages graduate program

#4

systems graduate program

#5

artificial intelligence graduate program

#5

theory graduate program

1964

department founded

20K+

CS alumni

 $34M+

FY22 research expenditures

5400+

students (2023)

Average starting salaries of CS graduates (2021-2022)

Program Salary
B.S. $131,720
M.S. $139,170
Ph.D. $144,909

The National Association of Colleges and Employers projects that the national average for computer science majors in the Class of 2024 will be $74,778.

20K+

Illinois CS Alumni

$34M+

FY22 Research Expenditures

Degrees Conferred

According to the Division of Management Information.

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

Undergraduate Degrees Conferred

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
BS in CS from The Grainger College of Engineering 274 329 256 346 348 291 304 299 325
Mathematics & CS 22 32 60 78 59 80 89 76 88
Statistics & CS 8 17 20 38 62 77 95 95 126
CS + Advertising - - - - - - - 7 12
CS + Anthropology 1 1 3 5 10 8 8 5 2
CS + Astronomy - - 3 4 3 14 10 9 11
CS + Chemistry - 1 - 8 8 7 10 13 9
CS + Crop Sciences - - - - - - - 3 2
CS + Economics - - - - 1 4 - 29 41
CS + GGIS - - - - - - - 5 5
CS + Linguistics   1 7 18 12 27 27 20 29
CS + Music - - - - - - - 4 9
CS + Philosophy - - - - - - - 8 17
Total 305 381 349 497 503 508 544 573  676

Graduate Degrees Conferred

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
On-Campus MCS 52 100 59 93 115 90 119 126 236
Online MCS* 24 13 19 36 100 224 427 485 557
MS in Bioinformatics 1 3 1 4 2 2 5 5 3
MS in Computer Science 51 63 55 76 71 70 44 55 77
PhD in Computer Science 40 40 35 39 42 48 53 58 53

*Includes our legacy online program and the Online MCS and MCS-DS offered through Coursera, which launched in fall 2016.

Enrollments

According to the Division of Management Information.

Undergraduate Enrollments

  Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023
BS in CS from The Grainger College of Engineering 1,105 1,123 1,054 1,021 1,057 1260 1296 1378
Mathematics & CS 305 301 273 276 261 275 272 270
Statistics & CS 142 191 259 308 316 313 308 304
CS + Advertising - - - 10 30 39 62 71
CS + Animal Sciences - - - - - 1 4 6
CS + Anthropology 16 26 36 32 19 15 17 26
CS + Astronomy 32 31 39 46 39 50 50 47
CS + Chemistry 33 46 41 32 31 31 24 24
CS + Crop Sciences - - 4 10 12 15 15 22
CS + Economics - - 3 28 72 137 156 200
CS + Education - - - - - -   21
CS + GGIS - - - 5 10 13 15 16
CS + Linguistics 53 69 76 88 88 88 103 100
CS + Music - - 1 14 19 28 32 30
CS + Philosophy - - - 13 28 59 81 87
Total 1,686 1,787 1,786 1,883 1,982 2,329 2,435 2,602

Graduate Enrollments

  Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023
On-Campus MCS 79 120 159 132 170 224 617 678
Online MCS* 174 337 619 935 1189 1387 1,368 1,337
MS in Bioinformatics 5 6 8 8 9 11 8 6
MS in Computer Science 119 140 132 113 91 120 156 131
PhD in Computer Science 320 323 345 388 422 461 492 524
iCAN - - - - 7 13 33 30
Non-degree 0 6 9 9 16 29 8 10
Total 697 932 1,272 1,585 1,904 2,245 2,678 2,713

*Includes our legacy online program and the Online MCS and MCS-DS offered through Coursera, which launched in fall 2016.