University of Illinois at Chicago

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,907

1.8% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,297

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.13%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

77.1%

18,768 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

30,539

84.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

56.6%

1,749 Graduates

About

University of Illinois at Chicago is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Illinois at Chicago were General Psychology (507 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (421 degrees), and Registered Nursing (224 degrees).

In 2017, 7,605 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Illinois at Chicago. 54.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,033 degrees), 2.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1334 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago is $11,907, which is $-14,593 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago is $11,907, which is $-14,593 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,297.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,907

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago was $11,907. The cost of tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago is $-14,593 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,297

2017 Value

6.27%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Illinois at Chicago had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,297. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Illinois at Chicago grew by 6.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,112

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Illinois at Chicago was of $11,112 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.11% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at University of Illinois at Chicago received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

3.13%

2016 Default Rate

172

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Illinois at Chicago was 3.13%, which represents 172 out of the 5503 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Illinois at Chicago received 18,768 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.67% annual growth. Out of those 18,768 applicants, 14,467 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.1% acceptance rate.

There were 30,539 students enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Illinois at Chicago has an overall enrollment yield of 28%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

14,467

Accepted Out of 18,768

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Illinois at Chicago was 77.1% (14,467 admissions from 18,768 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 73.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.67%, while admissions grew by 9.63%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

326

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Illinois at Chicago has a total enrollment of 30,539 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Illinois at Chicago is 25,927 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,612. This means that 84.9% of students enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Illinois at Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.8% White, 24.5% Hispanic or Latino, 18.7% Asian, 7.88% Black or African American, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.0884% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0786% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (17.9%), followed by White Male (14.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22.3%), followed by White Male (15.7%) and Asian Female (8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Illinois at Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,539 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Illinois at Chicago is 25,927 and the part-time enrollment is 4,612. This means that 84.9% of students enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Illinois at Chicago was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Illinois at Chicago had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,324

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7,486

  3. Asian

    5,696

The enrolled student population at University of Illinois at Chicago is 33.8% White, 24.5% Hispanic or Latino, 18.7% Asian, 7.88% Black or African American, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.0884% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0786% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 252 students (0.825%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 675 more women than men received degrees from University of Illinois at Chicago. The majority of degree recipients at University of Illinois at Chicago are white (3,033 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1334 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Illinois at Chicago is General Psychology (507 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (421 degrees) and Registered Nursing (224 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Illinois at Chicago, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (143 degrees awarded), Engineering (996 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (60 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Other managers (414,806 people), Physicians (414,038 people), Software developers (363,139 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (305,205 people), and Civil engineers (232,010 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Architecture and Related Services (143 degrees awarded), Engineering (996 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (60 degrees), Biology (622 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (304 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Surgeons, Sales managers, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Physicians, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Architecture and Related Services (143 degrees awarded), Engineering (996 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (60 degrees), Biology (622 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (304 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (550,996 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (530,309 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (434,451 people), Computer Systems Design (430,927 people), and Construction (297,502 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Architecture and Related Services (143 degrees awarded), Engineering (996 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (60 degrees), Biology (622 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (304 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Illinois at Chicago.

Most Common

  1. 507 degrees awarded

  2. 421 degrees awarded

  3. 224 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Illinois at Chicago was General Psychology with 507 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,465

  2. 4,140

In 2017, 3,465 degrees were awarded to men at University of Illinois at Chicago, which is 0.837 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,140).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 252 degrees were awarded to men at University of Illinois at Chicago in Mechanical Engineering, which is 10.1 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 403 degrees were awarded to women at University of Illinois at Chicago in General Psychology, which is 3.12 times more than the 129 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 34% of students graduating from University of Illinois at Chicago completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Illinois at Chicago is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.43% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,033 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,334 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,290 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Illinois at Chicago is white (3,033 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1334 degrees).

0.92% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,689 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,344 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    767 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Illinois at Chicago is white female (1,689 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,344 degrees).

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Operations

University of Illinois at Chicago has an endowment valued at nearly $307M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.62M (3.13%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Illinois at Chicago had a total salary expenditure of $3.09B. University of Illinois at Chicago employs 547 Assistant professors, 385 Associate professors, and 354 Professors. Most academics at University of Illinois at Chicago are Female Assistant professors (298), Male Assistant professors(249), and Male Professors (236).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Illinois at Chicago are: Management, with 792 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 666 employees, and Service with 523 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$307M

2017 Endowment

17.3%

growth from 2016

University of Illinois at Chicago has an endowment valued at about $307M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Illinois at Chicago grew 17.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.7M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $253M - Federal

  2. $14.7M - State

  3. $835k - Local

As of 2017, University of Illinois at Chicago received $253M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.7M from state grants and contracts, and $835k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.08B

2017 Salaries

4.59%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Illinois at Chicago paid a median of $1.08B in salaries, which represents 34.9% of their overall expenditure ($3.09B) and a 4.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.825% decline from 2015 and a 1.15% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$168M

Instructional Salaries

1,548

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Illinois at Chicago paid a total of $168M to 1,548 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

547 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

792 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Illinois at Chicago were Assistant professor with 547 employees; Associate professor with 385 employees; and Associate professor with 354 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Illinois at Chicago were Management with 792 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 666 employees; and Service with 523 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Illinois at Chicago was Female Assistant professor with 298 employees, Male Assistant professor with 249 employees, and Male Professor with 236 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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