Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

By the Numbers

Student Placement & Salary Data

$74,246: Average annual salary for Illinois Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students graduating with a BS.

$99,596: Average annual salary for Illinois Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students with PhDs seeking jobs in industry and government.

Where students work after graduation and other information can be found in the annual Salary Report from Career Services.

Rankings

U.S. News and World Report Rankings

  • The undergraduate program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois ranked 11th for 2017.
  • The graduate program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois ranked 13th for 2017.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Illinois #10 in its listing of top public universities.
  • The University of Illinois College of Engineering undergraduate programs ranked sixth in U.S. News rankings (2017) and seventh in graduate programs (2017).

Other selected rankings

  • Illinois ranked 29th in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings (2015).
  • Illinois is #1 among all universities in National Science Foundation awards (2015).
  • It is the #2 public university in the U.S. for international students, according to Open Doors (2015).
  • It is one of the “15 public four-year colleges with high graduation leading to high incomes,” according to the U.S. Department of Education (2015).

About our students

Undergraduates

Total students 700
International 18.4 %
Underrepresented 10.9%
Women 27.7%
Average ACT score 31.7

Graduate students

Total students 87
International 57.5%
Underrepresented 1.1%
Women 41.4%

*Class Profile 2016-2017

Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Year Enrollment BS Graduates
2014-2015 706 159
2013-2014 688 120
2012-2013 549 97
2011-2012 540 105
2010-2011 514 109

Graduate

Year Enrollment PhD Graduates
2014-2015 84 15
2013-2014 100 26
2012-2013 107 11
2011-2012 104 17
2010-2011 108 9

Faculty Awards and Honors

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty have been recognized worldwide for their achievements. Learn more about the many distinctions they have received, from membership in the National Academy of Engineering to CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation.