Facts & Rankings

Campustown

Undergraduate Program

2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings (published fall 2021):

  • Undergraduate electrical engineering: 7
  • Undergraduate computer engineering: 6

Statistics for Fall 2021:

  • Total undergraduates: 2,089
  • Electrical engineering majors: 870
  • Computer engineering majors: 1,219
  • Bachelor's degrees conferred, academic year 2019-2020: 562
  • Composite ACT score: 32.7

Campustown

Graduate Program

2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings (published spring 2021):

  • Graduate electrical engineering: 5
  • Graduate computer engineering: 4

Statistics for Fall 2021:

  • Total graduate students: 688
  • Master of Science students: 138
  • M.Eng professional degree students: 117
  • PhD students: 399
  • Master’s degrees conferred, academic year 2019-2020: 186
  • PhD degrees conferred, academic year 2019-2020: 65

1891

Department founded

130+

Courses offered

$50M+

In total research expenditures

300

Active patents held

Faculty

  • Total faculty: 197*
  • 45 IEEE Fellows
  • 12 AAAS Fellows
  • 4 ACM Fellows
  • 5 APS Fellows
  • NAE Members: 6 active, 15 emeritus

*This number includes faculty members with administrative appointments, tenure track faculty, teaching faculty, research faculty, and 79 affiliate faculty.

Alumni

  • Living alumni worldwide: 22,000+
  • Alumni with more than one degree from Illinois ECE: 3,300