Statistics

Average Starting Salary

  • BS: $85,428
  • MS: $102,471
  • PhD: $131,333

(As reported by CS graduates for the 2012-2013 school year.)

Undergraduate program

USNews Rankings (2013)

  • Illinois undergraduate engineering program: 5
  • Undergraduate computer science: 5

Number of undergraduates

Year Engineering CS Math + CS Statistics + CS Total undergraduate
2013 1040 161 34 1235
2012 948 86 20 1054
2011 857 72 16 945
2010 795 82 19 896
2009 680 79 16 775
2008 628 92 15 735

BS degrees granted

Year Engineering CS Math + CS Statistics + CS Total BS degrees
2013 208 6 3 217
2012 187 19 4 210
2011 155 14 4 173
2010 137 17 1 155
2009 147 13 1 161
2008 151 11 3 165

Statistics (2013-2014 school year)

  • Incoming freshman average ACT score: 32.3
  • Average high school percentile rank: 92
  • 7 trips to ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition in 8 years
  • Largest ACM student chapter in the world

Graduate program

USNews Rankings (2014)

  • Illinois graduate engineering program: 5
  • Graduate computer science: 5 (last ranked 2010)

Number of grad students and degrees granted

Year Number of grad students MS degrees granted PhD degrees granted
2013 549 80 55
2012 512 61 61
2011 446 76 42
2010 448 67 36
2009 454 55 42
2008 439 58 49


Our Curriculum & Campus

  • Seven 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
  • #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 2012.
  • In 2013, the U of I was listed as No. 8 on Edudemic's "10 Innovative Universities Shaking Up Education.”

Our Faculty

  • 61 full-time faculty members
  • 16 ACM Fellows
  • 20 IEEE Fellows
  • 27 NSF CAREER Award Winners since 2000


Our Research

  • Consistent leader in research funding from National Science Foundation
  • Major industry collaborations, including multi-million dollar parallel computing and cloud computing research centers
  • Research expenditures totaling $34.5 million (FY14)
  • 8 major multidisciplinary centers
  • In 2015, Engineering at Illinois was ranked No. 4 worldwide in the "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences."