University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,188
0.246% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,660
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.45%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
59%
43,509 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
51,605
85.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
84.3%
5,824 Graduates

About

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a higher education institution located in Champaign County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (490 degrees awarded), General Economics (440 degrees), and Accounting (370 degrees).

In 2019, 14,052 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 47.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,171 degrees), 3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2056 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is $14,188, which is $-14,312 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is $14,188, which is $-14,312 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,660.

In 2019, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,188
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was $14,188. The cost of tuition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is $-14,312 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,660
2019 Value
7.39%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,660. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grew by 7.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,308
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was of $11,308 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 52% 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.
2.45%
2017 Default Rate
143
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was 2.45%, which represents 143 out of the 5831 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 Urbana-Champaign received 43,509 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.4% annual growth. Out of those 43,509 applicants, 25,684 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59% acceptance rate.

There were 51,605 students enrolled at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an overall enrollment yield of 29.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
25,684
Accepted Out of 43,509

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was 59% (25,684 admissions from 43,509 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 62.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 10.4%, while admissions grew by 4.85%.

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SAT Scores

79%
Submission Percentage
6,030
Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a total enrollment of 51,605 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 44,022 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,583. This means that 85.3% of students enrolled at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.2% White, 15.5% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.48% Black or African American, 2.86% Two or More Races, 0.0543% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0388% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.3%), followed by White Female (20.3%) and Asian Male (11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (17.7%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Asian Male (4.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51,605 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 44,022 and the part-time enrollment is 7,583. This means that 85.3% of students enrolled at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2019 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 Urbana-Champaign was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    21,285
  2. Asian
    8,019
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5,358

The enrolled student population at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 41.2% White, 15.5% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.48% Black or African American, 2.86% Two or More Races, 0.0543% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0388% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,182 students (2.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 616 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is white (6,171 degrees awarded). There were 3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2056 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (490 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (440 degrees) and Accounting (370 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (242 degrees awarded), Agriculture (590 degrees), and Math & Statistics (761 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 Urbana-Champaign are Software developers (457,418 people), Other managers (338,082 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (333,816 people), Civil engineers (272,568 people), and Mechanical engineers (202,371 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are Library Science (242 degrees awarded), Agriculture (590 degrees), Math & Statistics (761 degrees), Engineering (2,854 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (189 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 Urbana-Champaign are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are Library Science (242 degrees awarded), Agriculture (590 degrees), Math & Statistics (761 degrees), Engineering (2,854 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (189 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 Urbana-Champaign are Architectural, engineering & related services (544,057 people), Computer Systems Design (467,936 people), Construction (318,920 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (257,407 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (189,377 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are Library Science (242 degrees awarded), Agriculture (590 degrees), Math & Statistics (761 degrees), Engineering (2,854 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (189 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 Urbana-Champaign.
Most Common
  1. 490 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 440 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 370 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 490 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

7,334
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
6,718
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 7,334 degrees were awarded to men at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is 1.09 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,718).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 533 degrees were awarded to men at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Computer Science, which is 3.73 times more than the 143 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 395 degrees were awarded to women at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 2.5 times more than the 158 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 70% of students graduating from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.446% of graduates (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,171 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,056 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,052 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is white (6,171 degrees awarded). There were 3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2056 degrees).

0.954% of degree recipients (134 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    3,111 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,060 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    1,167 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is white male (3,111 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3,060 degrees).

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Operations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an endowment valued at nearly $1.77B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $59M (3.33%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had a total salary expenditure of $2.62B. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employs 846 Professors, 691 Assistant professors, and 513 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are Male Professors (614), Male Assistant professors(367), and Female Assistant professors (324).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1389 employees, Management, with 1359 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1296 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.77B
2019 Endowment
12.3%
growth from 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an endowment valued at about $1.77B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grew 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.46B 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. $454M - Federal
  2. $47.8M - State
  3. $12.5M - Local

As of 2019, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received $454M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $47.8M from state grants and contracts, and $12.5M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$987M
2019 Salaries
3.91%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid a median of $987M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($2.62B) and a 3.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.09% growth from 2017 and a 0.752% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$276M
Instructional Salaries
2,357
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid a total of $276M to 2,357 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
846 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1389 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were Professor with 846 employees; Assistant professor with 691 employees; and Assistant professor with 513 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,389 employees; Management with 1,359 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,296 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was Male Professor with 614 employees, Male Assistant professor with 367 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 324 employees.

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

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