Rankings & Statistics

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.

1964

Department Founded

17,000+

Illinois CS Alumni

$33M+

In FY21 Research Expenditures

Illinois CS Academic Programs Facts

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

121

Computer Science Faculty

18

ACM Fellows

20

IEEE Fellows

47

NSF CAREER Award Winners

11

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

Graduate Enrollments

  Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022
On-Campus MCS 79 120 159 132 170 224 617
Online MCS* 174 337 619 935 1189 1387 1,368
MS in Bioinformatics 5 6 8 8 9 11 8
MS in Computer Science 119 140 132 113 91 120 156
PhD in Computer Science 320 323 345 388 422 461 492
Non-degree 0 6 9 9 16 29 6
Total 697 932 1,272 1,585 1,897 2,268 2,682

*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.

$113,978

Average Signing Bonus: $31,211
B.S. (2020-2021)

$119,978

Average Signing Bonus: $33,808
M.S. (2020-2021)

$138,536

Average Signing Bonus: $66,825
Ph.D. (2020-2021)


The average starting salary projected by the National Association of Colleges and Employers is $75,900 for 2022 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 2020-21 2021-22
BS in CS from The Grainger College of Engineering 274 329 256 346 348 291 304 299
Mathematics & CS 22 32 60 78 59 80 89 76
Statistics & CS 8 17 20 38 62 77 95 95
CS + Advertising - - - - - - - 7
CS + Anthropology 1 1 3 5 10 8 8 5
CS + Astronomy - - 3 4 3 14 10 9
CS + Chemistry - 1 - 8 8 7 10 13
CS + Crop Sciences - - - - - - - 3
CS + Economics - - - - 1 4 - 29
CS + GGIS - - - - - - - 5
CS + Linguistics   1 7 18 12 27 27 20
CS + Music - - - - - - - 4
CS + Philosophy - - - - - - - 8
Total 305 381 349 497 503 508 544 573

Graduate Degrees Conferred

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

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

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