Facts and Rankings
most affordable (out-of-state) top-ranked undergraduate chemical engineering program
undergraduate program in chemical engineering
graduate program in chemical engineering
our current student to faculty ratio with a goal of 20:1
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.
average annual salary for undergraduate students
with a median signing bonus of $7,987
average annual salary for graduate students seeking jobs in industry or government
About our students
*Class Profile Fall 2021
of 2020 graduates report a first-choice destination
of 2020 undergraduates are attending graduate school
of 2020 undergraduates report that they are working
Enrollment and Degrees Awarded
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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.