ECE ILLINOIS at a glance

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General

  • Department founded in 1891
  • More than 130 courses offered
  • Class section size averages 34.6 students (2012-2013)
  • More than $39 million in research expenditures (2012-2013)
  • Faculty in the department hold 220 active patents (2014)

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 Programs

U.S. News rankings (2014):

  • Illinois undergraduate engineering program: 6
  • Undergraduate electrical engineering: 4
  • Undergraduate computer engineering: 5

Statistics for 2013-2014 school year:

  • Total students: 2,014
  • Computer engineering majors: 905
  • Electrical engineering majors: 1,109
  • Bachelor's degrees conferred, academic year 2013-2014: 405
  • Incoming freshmen average ACT score: 31.5

Graduate Program

U.S. News rankings (2014):

  • Illinois graduate engineering program: 6
  • Graduate electrical engineering: 4
  • Graduate computer engineering: 5

Statistics for 2014-2015 school year:

  • Total students: 532
  • Master’s degrees conferred, academic year 2013-2014: 75
  • Ph.D. degrees conferred, academic year 2013-2014: 52

Faculty

  • Total faculty: 96
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) fellows: 44 (2014)
  • American Physical Society (APS) fellows: 5 (2014)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellows: 6 (2014)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows: 10 (2014)
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) members: 8 faculty, 14 emeritus faculty (2014)

Alumni

  • Living alumni worldwide: 21,600
  • Alumni with more than one degree from ECE Illinois: 3,254