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Illinois: Altogether Extraordinary

Conveniently centered between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, the University of Illinois provides an entertainment and cultural hub on par with the country’s leading cities. Our campus community is home to Big 10 Division I sports; marquee theatrical, musical, dance performances; amazing festivals and fairs; and fantastic health and recreational facilities.
 
 

Campus Facts

Grainger Engineering Facts

Illinois CS Graduate Programs Brochure

Illinois CS Undergraduate Programs Flier

1964

Department Founded

14,000+

Illinois CS Alumni

$32M+

In FY18 Research Expenditures

Illinois CS Academic Programs Facts

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

100

Computer Science Faculty

17

ACM Fellows

17

IEEE Fellows

40

NSF CAREER Award Winners

9

Sloan Research Fellows

Enrollments

According to the Division of Management Information.

Undergraduate Enrollments

  Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
BS in CS from The Grainger College of Engineering 1,091 1,105 1,123 1,054 1,021 1,057
Mathematics & CS 263 305 301 273 276 261
Statistics & CS 107 142 191 259 308 316
CS + Advertising - - - - 10 30
CS + Anthropology 11 16 26 36 32 19
CS + Astronomy 18 32 31 39 46 39
CS + Chemistry 27 33 46 41 32 31
CS + Crop Sciences - - - 4 10 12
CS + Economics - - - 3 28 72
CS + GGIS - - - - 5 10
CS + Linguistics 27 53 69 76 88 88
CS + Music - - - 1 14 19
CS + Philosophy - - - - 13 28
Total 1,544 1,686 1,787 1,786 1,883 1,982

Graduate Enrollments

  Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
On-Campus MCS 120 79 120 159 132 170
Online MCS* 62 174 337 619 935 1189
MS in Bioinformatics 5 5 6 8 8 9
MS in Computer Science 98 119 140 132 113 91
PhD in Computer Science 310 320 323 345 388 422
Non-degree 0 0 6 9 9 16
Total 596 697 932 1,272 1,585 1,897

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

Average Starting Salaries for Illinois CS Graduates

According to the Illini Success Survey and Engineering Career Services (MS), (PhD).

$106,551

B.S. (2018-2019)

$123,106

M.S. (2018-2019)

$151,300

Ph.D. (2018-2019)


The average starting salary projected by the National Association of Colleges and Employers is $67,411 for 2020 CS bachelor's degree recipients.

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
BS in CS from The Grainger College of Engineering 274 329 256 346 348
Mathematics & CS 23 30 62 75 59
Statistics & CS 8 13 21 38 62
CS + Advertising - - - - -
CS + Anthropology 1 1 2 6 10
CS + Astronomy - - 3 5 3
CS + Chemistry - 1 0 8 8
CS + Crop Sciences - - - - -
CS + Economics - - - - 1
CS + GGIS - - - - -
CS + Linguistics   1 7 18 12
CS + Music - - - - -
CS + Philosophy - - - - -
Total 301 392 380 508 503

Graduate Degrees Conferred

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
On-Campus MCS 52 100 59 93 80
Online MCS* 24 13 19 36 100
MS in Bioinformatics 1 3 1 4 2
MS in Computer Science 51 63 55 76 71
PhD in Computer Science 40 40 35 39 42

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

2020 CS Impact Report

ILLINOIS COMPUTER SCIENCE

FY20 IMPACT REPORT

This report highlights the innovations of our students, faculty, and alumni, and it recognizes their contributions to the field of computer science. See how the Illinois Computer Science community is leading the way.

View the Report