Facts and Rankings
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois is known around the world for its outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs. A hallmark of our undergraduate experience is an emphasis on design projects, undergraduate research opportunities, and internships/co-ops that lead to job offers. Our alumni include many legendary leaders in academia and industry.
Our department is a unit within the School of Chemical Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which evolved from the Department of Chemistry as an applied science. The department has close ties to The Grainger College of Engineering, a top-ranked engineering school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our students get the best of both worlds, taking advantage of opportunities within both colleges.
About our students
*Class Profile Fall 2022
average annual salary for undergraduate students
with an average signing bonus of $5,620
average annual salary for graduate students
with jobs in industry or government
*Based on data gathered from December 2021 and May 2022 graduates by the School of Chemical Sciences Career Services.
Enrollment and Degrees Awarded
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2020-2021 Illini Success Report
of graduates secured a first destination
of undergraduates report that they are employed
of undergraduates are pursuing continuing education
Where do our graduates go?
Check out our Career Services Illini Success webpage for information on graduate salaries, placements, and a map of where our graduates work throughout the U.S.