Rankings and Statistics

The statistics on this page use the most recent data available. ECE ILLINOIS‘ Bachelor of Science programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Visit this page to view a history of enrollment at and degrees conferred at ECE ILLINOIS.

The statistics on this page use the most recent data available. View a history of enrollment at and degrees conferred by ECE ILLINOIS.

General

  • Department founded in 1891
  • More than 130 courses offered
  • More than $50.4 million in research expenditures (2016-17)
  • Faculty in the department hold 300 active patents (2015)

The Princeton Review named Illinois one of the nation's best undergraduate values in the 2013 edition of its book, America's Best Value Colleges.

Undergraduate Program

2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings (published fall 2018):

  • Undergraduate electrical engineering: 5
  • Undergraduate computer engineering: 7

Statistics for 2017-18 school year:

  • Total undergraduates: 2,295
  • Electrical engineering majors: 1,025
  • Computer engineering majors: 1,270
  • Bachelor's degrees conferred, academic year 2016-17: 534
  • Incoming freshmen average ACT score: 32.1

Graduate Program

U.S. News rankings (published spring 2018):

  • Graduate electrical engineering: 4
  • Graduate computer engineering: 3

Statistics for fall 2017:

  • Total graduate students: 619
  • Master of Science students: 250
  • MEng professional degree students: 114
  • PhD students: 255
  • Master’s degrees conferred, academic year 2016-17: 131
  • PhD degrees conferred, academic year 2016-17: 71

Faculty

  • Total faculty: 177*
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA) fellows: 3 faculty, 2 emeritus faculty (2015)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows: 12 (2016)
  • American Physical Society (APS) fellows: 5 (2016)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellows: 5 (2016)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) fellows: 43 (2016)
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) members: 8 faculty, 14 emeritus faculty (2016)

*This number includes faculty members with administrative appointments, tenure track faculty, teaching faculty, research faculty, and 56 affilate faculty.

Alumni

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