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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

By the Numbers

Student Placement & Salary Data

$73,470: Average annual salary for Illinois Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students graduating with a BS.

$99,100: 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 12th for 2019.
  • The graduate program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois ranked 12th for 2020.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Illinois #13 in its listing of top public universities for 2019.

Other selected rankings

  • Illinois ranked 37th in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings (2018).
  • It is the #2 public university in the U.S. for international students, according to Open Doors (2017-2018).

About our students

Undergraduates*

Total students 653
International 19.1 %
Underrepresented 11.6%
Women 32.5%
Average ACT score 31.2

Graduate students*

Total students 103
International 46.6%
Underrepresented 12.6%
Women 38.8%

*Class Profile 2018-2019

Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Year Enrollment BS Graduates
2017-2018 688 194
2016-2017 700 161
2015-2016 700 122
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
2017-2018 103 16
2016-2017 94 16
2015-2016 87 14
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.

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