University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$14,255

0.657% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,638

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.96%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

61.5%

38,965 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

48,216

88.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

85%

6,156 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 (508 degrees awarded), General Economics (464 degrees), and Accounting (435 degrees).

In 2017, 13,181 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 48.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (6,263 degrees), 3.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1711 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is $14,255, which is $-12,245 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is $14,255, which is $-12,245 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,638.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,255

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was $14,255. The cost of tuition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is $-12,245 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,638

2017 Value

0.27%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,638. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grew by 0.27%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,306

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 $11,306 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.69% 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

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 51% 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.

1.96%

2016 Default Rate

120

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was 1.96%, which represents 120 out of the 6120 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 38,965 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.29% annual growth. Out of those 38,965 applicants, 23,974 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.5% acceptance rate.

There were 48,216 students enrolled at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an overall enrollment yield of 31.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

23,974

Accepted Out of 38,965

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was 61.5% (23,974 admissions from 38,965 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 60.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.29%, while admissions grew by 4.78%.

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SAT Scores

22%

Submission Percentage

1,682

Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a total enrollment of 48,216 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 42,850 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,366. This means that 88.9% 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 43.4% White, 15.3% Asian, 9.25% Hispanic or Latino, 5.19% Black or African American, 2.66% Two or More Races, 0.0601% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0539% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (23.9%), followed by White Female (20.7%) and Asian Male (10.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (18.8%), followed by White Male (17.5%) and Asian Male (4.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48,216 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 42,850 and the part-time enrollment is 5,366. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

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 Urbana-Champaign was 92%. 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

    20,931

  2. Asian

    7,400

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4,461

The enrolled student population at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 43.4% White, 15.3% Asian, 9.25% Hispanic or Latino, 5.19% Black or African American, 2.66% Two or More Races, 0.0601% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0539% 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 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, 386 students (0.801%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 481 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The majority of degree recipients at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are white (6,263 degrees awarded). There were 3.66 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1711 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (508 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (464 degrees) and Accounting (435 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 (273 degrees awarded), Agriculture (641 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (280 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 (386,900 people), Other managers (360,127 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (305,108 people), Civil engineers (232,803 people), and Mechanical engineers (173,554 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are Library Science (273 degrees awarded), Agriculture (641 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (280 degrees), Engineering (2,681 degrees), and Math & Statistics (496 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are Library Science (273 degrees awarded), Agriculture (641 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (280 degrees), Engineering (2,681 degrees), and Math & Statistics (496 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 (518,486 people), Computer Systems Design (444,122 people), Construction (290,999 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (260,147 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (193,193 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are Library Science (273 degrees awarded), Agriculture (641 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (280 degrees), Engineering (2,681 degrees), and Math & Statistics (496 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. 508 degrees awarded

  2. 464 degrees awarded

  3. 435 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 508 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 6,831

  2. 6,350

In 2017, 6,831 degrees were awarded to men at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is 1.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,350).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 392 degrees were awarded to men at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 5.68 times more than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 455 degrees were awarded to women at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Accounting, which is 1.22 times more than the 374 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%

100% Completion Time

85%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 71% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (90.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is Female and White (90.1% 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, 0.65% of graduates (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,263 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,711 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    966 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is white (6,263 degrees awarded). There were 3.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1711 degrees).

0.486% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    3,184 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    3,079 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    946 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is white male (3,184 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3,079 degrees).

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Operations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an endowment valued at nearly $1.53B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.5M (0.945%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had a total salary expenditure of $2.78B. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employs 841 Professors, 601 Assistant professors, and 501 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are Male Professors (621), Male Assistant professors(330), and Male Associate professors (294).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1348 employees, Management, with 1336 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1231 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.53B

2017 Endowment

19.5%

growth from 2016

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an endowment valued at about $1.53B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grew 19.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.25B 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. $433M - Federal

  2. $51.3M - State

  3. $11.8M - Local

As of 2017, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received $433M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $51.3M from state grants and contracts, and $11.8M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$931M

2017 Salaries

0.752%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid a median of $931M in salaries, which represents 33.5% of their overall expenditure ($2.78B) and a 0.752% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.608% growth from 2015 and a 3.88% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$255M

Instructional Salaries

2,283

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid a total of $255M to 2,283 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

841 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1348 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were Professor with 841 employees; Assistant professor with 601 employees; and Assistant professor with 501 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,348 employees; Management with 1,336 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,231 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was Male Professor with 621 employees, Male Assistant professor with 330 employees, and Male Associate professor with 294 employees.

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