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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.
 
 

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Illinois CS Research Overview

1964

Department Founded

16,000+

Illinois CS Alumni

$32M+

In FY20 Research Expenditures

Illinois CS Academic Programs Facts

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

110

Computer Science Faculty

18

ACM Fellows

20

IEEE Fellows

44

NSF CAREER Award Winners

9

Sloan Research Fellows

Enrollments

According to the Division of Management Information.

Undergraduate Enrollments

  Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
BS in CS from The Grainger College of Engineering 1,105 1,123 1,054 1,021 1,057 1260
Mathematics & CS 305 301 273 276 261 275
Statistics & CS 142 191 259 308 316 313
CS + Advertising - - - 10 30 39
CS + Animal Sciences - - - - - 1
CS + Anthropology 16 26 36 32 19 15
CS + Astronomy 32 31 39 46 39 50
CS + Chemistry 33 46 41 32 31 31
CS + Crop Sciences - - 4 10 12 15
CS + Economics - - 3 28 72 137
CS + GGIS - - - 5 10 13
CS + Linguistics 53 69 76 88 88 88
CS + Music - - 1 14 19 28
CS + Philosophy - - - 13 28 59
Total 1,686 1,787 1,786 1,883 1,982 2,329

Graduate Enrollments

  Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
On-Campus MCS 79 120 159 132 170 224
Online MCS* 174 337 619 935 1189 1387
MS in Bioinformatics 5 6 8 8 9 11
MS in Computer Science 119 140 132 113 91 120
PhD in Computer Science 320 323 345 388 422 461
Non-degree 0 6 9 9 16 29
Total 697 932 1,272 1,585 1,897 2,268

*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 Engineering Career Services.

$112,975

B.S. (2019-2020)

$123,975

M.S. (2019-2020)

$137,700

Ph.D. (2019-2020)


The average starting salary projected by the National Association of Colleges and Employers is $72,173 for 2021 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 2019-20
BS in CS from The Grainger College of Engineering 274 329 256 346 348 291
Mathematics & CS 22 32 60 78 59 80
Statistics & CS 8 17 20 38 62 77
CS + Advertising - - - - - -
CS + Anthropology 1 1 3 5 10 8
CS + Astronomy - - 3 4 3 14
CS + Chemistry - 1 - 8 8 7
CS + Crop Sciences - - - - - -
CS + Economics - - - - 1 4
CS + GGIS - - - - - -
CS + Linguistics   1 7 18 12 27
CS + Music - - - - - -
CS + Philosophy - - - - - -
Total 305 381 349 497 503 508

Graduate Degrees Conferred

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
On-Campus MCS 52 100 59 93 115 90
Online MCS* 24 13 19 36 100 224
MS in Bioinformatics 1 3 1 4 2 2
MS in Computer Science 51 63 55 76 71 70
PhD in Computer Science 40 40 35 39 42 48

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

FY21 Impact Report

ILLINOIS COMPUTER SCIENCE

FY21 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.

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