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
  • Class section size averages 38.5 students (2013-2014)
  • More than $47.5 million in research expenditures (2014-2015)
  • 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 Programs

U.S. News rankings (published fall 2016):

  • Undergraduate electrical engineering: 5
  • Undergraduate computer engineering: 4

Statistics for 2016-2017 school year:

  • Total students: 2,346
  • Computer engineering majors: 1,195
  • Electrical engineering majors: 1,151
  • Bachelor's degrees conferred, academic year 2014-2015: 448
  • Incoming freshmen average ACT score: 31.8

Graduate Program

U.S. News rankings (published spring 2016):

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

Statistics for 2015-2016 school year:

  • Total students: 503
  • Master’s degrees conferred, academic year 2015-2016: 92
  • Ph.D. degrees conferred, academic year 2015-2016: 41

Faculty

  • Total faculty: 117*
  • 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, and research faculty, but does not include affilate faculty (49 in 2016).

Alumni

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