Statistics

Average Starting Salary

  • BS: $99,741 (as reported by CS baccalaureates who graduated during the 2017-2018 school year)
  • National average: $75,980 (according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers)

Undergraduate Program

US News Rankings (2018)

Undergraduate Enrollments

Year

Engineering CS

Math + CS

Statistics + CS

CS + Advertising

CS + Anthropology

CS + Astronomy

CS + Chemistry

CS + Crop Sciences CS + Economics CS + Geography & GIS

CS + Linguistics

CS + Music CS + Philosophy
2018 1,054 273 259 - 36 39 41 4 3 - 76 1 -

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

 

-

-

1

     

-

   

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
2017-18 291 17 50 75 38 6 5 8 18 508
2016-17 249 18 18 62 21 2 3 0 7 380
2015-16 310 12 24 30 13 1 0 1 1 392
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 2018 freshman class average ACT score: 33.5; average math ACT score: 34.0
  • 10 trips to ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition in 11 years
  • Largest ACM student chapter in the world.

Graduate Program

US News Rankings (2018)

Number of Graduate Students and Degrees Granted

Year

Graduate Students Enrolled

PhD Awarded

MS in CS Awarded

MS in Bioinformatics Awarded

On-Campus MCS Awarded

Online MCS Awarded*

2017-18

1111

33

69

4

92

41

2016-17

773

39

63

1

60

18

2015-16

601

39

63

3

98

15

2014-15

555

37

51

1

53

20

2013-14

550

54

46

1

56

30

*Includes our legacy online program and the Online MCS and MCS-DS offered through Coursera.
Note: Degrees are awarded three times/year: December, May, and August.

Our Curriculum & Campus

  • Seventeen 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 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.
  • In 2018, C-U was named to Livability's list of 10 Best College Towns.

Our Faculty

  • 92 faculty members
  • 15 ACM Fellows
  • 17 IEEE Fellows
  • 36 NSF CAREER Award Winners
  • 8 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 $32 million in 2018.
  • Engineering at Illinois is consistently ranked among the top worldwide in the "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences."