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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School Report

18,996 Graduate Students
$17,823 Avg Graduate Tuition & Fees (In-State)
90.2% Took Classes Online
Find out more about how University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School ranks, how diverse it is, what graduate degree programs are offered, and other essential facts below. Click on any of the following links to jump to that section on this page.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School Rankings

#31 Master's Degree School in U.S.
#34 Doctorate Degree School in U.S.

College Factual began producing its annual Best Quality Schools rankings as a means to assist students in finding top-quality graduate colleges and universities that are invested in preparing their students for their future endeavors. Factors that go into these rankings include how much money students make after graduation, the number of FTE students per instructor, and how much debt students take on to attend the school.

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Best Master’s Degree Schools Ranking

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign landed the #31 spot in College Factual's 2023 Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S. ranking out of a pool of 1151 colleges and universities that were eligible for this year's ranking. So, the school sits firmly among the Top 5% of colleges and universities in the nation when it comes to overall quality. For this achievement, UIUC received one of this year's Best Master's Schools badges.

For the Best Master's Degree Schools in Illinois, UIUC came in at #3.

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Best Doctorate Degree Schools Ranking

There were 676 college and universities analyzed in the 2023 Best Doctorate Schools in the United States ranking, and UIUC took the #34 spot on the list. This places the school in the Top 10% of the country for overall quality. Because of its high ranking, UIUC won the Best Doctorate Schools badge this year.

In addition, UIUC took the #3 spot for Best Doctorate Degree Schools in Illinois.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student Diversity

18,996 Graduate Students
44.6% Women
24.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was the school of choice for 18,996 graduate students in the last year for which we have data. Since diversity is such an important part of the grad school experience, College Factual looked deeper at the demographics of these students. Here is what we found.

UIUC Graduate Student Male-Female Ratio

The total graduate student population at UIUC is made up of 44.6% women and 55.4% men. Note that these percentages may differ for certain degree programs.


UIUC Graduate Student Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minorities* make up 24.1% of the graduate student population at UIUC. Americans aren't the only ones who appreciate the graduate programs at UIUC. Around 30.0% of graduate students are international. The chart below shows the breakdown of graduate student demographics at the school. You can click on it for a more detailed view.


UIUC Graduate School Cost of Attendance

$17,823 Avg Tuition & Fees (In-State)
At University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign the average per-credit tuition rate is $594 for out-of state students. In-state students can expect to pay an average of $529.

The average tuition and fees for graduate students is shown below.

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $14,635 $27,674
Fees $3,188 $3,188

Average Salary of UIUC Grads with Master’s or Doctorate

$64,936 Avg Salary (Master's)
$75,425 Avg Salary (Doctorate)

Master’s Degree Average Earnings

The average early-career salary for master's degree recipients from UIUC is $64,936. Chalk that up in the win column since that salary is 11% higher than the national average of $58,425.


Doctorate Degree Average Earnings

Graduate students earning a doctorate degree from UIUC enter careers with an average starting salary of $75,425. That's roughly the same as the countrywide average of $75,260.


Location of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School

Illinois State
Small City Campus Setting
Public Public/Private
Located in Champaign, Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for UIUC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820-5711
Phone: 217-333-1000

Online Learning for UIUC Grad Students

90.2% Took At Least One Online Class
59.7% Took All Classes Online

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 90.2% of the graduate students at UIUC took at least one online course. Roughly 59.7% of all grad students took courses exclusively online.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master’s Degree Programs

The only degree programs listed here are those in which master’s degrees were awarded in 2020-2021.

Master’s Degree Program Annual Graduates
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 37
Agricultural Engineering 19
Agricultural Production 7
Animal Science 18
Anthropology 3
Applied Mathematics 130
Architectural Sciences & Technology 70
Area Studies 14
Astronomy & Astrophysics 1
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 11
Biomedical Engineering 34
Biotechnology 1
Botany/Plant Biology 4
Business Administration & Management 1,079
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 7
Chemical Engineering 8
Chemistry 11
Child Development & Psychology 26
Civil Engineering 169
Classical Languages & Literature 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 1
Communication & Media Studies 11
Communication Sciences 27
Community Organization & Advocacy 2
Computer Science 543
Curriculum & Instruction 30
Dance 3
Drama & Theater Arts 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 1
Economics 98
Education Philosophy 1
Educational Assessment 9
Electrical Engineering 176
Engineering-Related Fields 62
Environmental Engineering 36
Fine & Studio Arts 22
Food Science Technology 43
General Biology 5
General Education 170
General Engineering 14
General English Literature 4
Geography & Cartography 11
Health & Medical Administrative Services 4
Health & Physical Education 12
History 6
Human Resource Management 125
Industrial Engineering 25
Information Science 367
Journalism 4
Legal Professions (Other) 1
Legal Research 46
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 24
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 429
Marketing 38
Materials Engineering 20
Mathematics 29
Mechanical Engineering 61
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 2
Music 46
Natural Resources Conservation 15
Nuclear Engineering 9
Nutrition Science 7
Operations Research 46
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 41
Physics 11
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 3
Plant Sciences 25
Political Science & Government 2
Public Health 22
Public Relations & Advertising 25
Religious Studies 3
Romance Languages 15
Social Work 155
Sociology 1
Special Education 20
Statistics 111
Sustainability Science 43
Systems Engineering 1
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43
Teaching English or French 10
Writing Studies 8
Zoology 3

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Doctorate Degree Programs

Just like the master’s degree programs, only programs that had doctorate degrees awarded in 2020-2021 are shown here.

Doctorate Degree Program Annual Graduates
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 12
Agricultural Engineering 6
Animal Science 10
Anthropology 5
Applied Mathematics 1
Architectural Sciences & Technology 2
Area Studies 1
Astronomy & Astrophysics 5
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 11
Biomedical Engineering 8
Botany/Plant Biology 6
Business Administration & Management 4
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 9
Chemical Engineering 17
Chemistry 44
Child Development & Psychology 13
Civil Engineering 32
Communication & Media Studies 8
Communication Sciences 4
Community Organization & Advocacy 3
Computer Science 52
Curriculum & Instruction 10
Drama & Theater Arts 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 3
Economics 22
Education Philosophy 7
Educational Administration 6
Educational Assessment 5
Electrical Engineering 49
Engineering Mechanics 6
Environmental Engineering 5
Fine & Studio Arts 2
Food Science Technology 5
General Biology 3
General Education 41
General English Literature 9
Geography & Cartography 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 8
Health & Physical Education 3
History 14
Human Resource Management 1
Industrial Engineering 5
Information Science 15
Law 122
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 2
Materials Engineering 21
Mathematics 17
Mechanical Engineering 29
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 11
Music 36
Natural Resources Conservation 8
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 7
Nuclear Engineering 7
Nutrition Science 5
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 2
Philosophy 1
Physics 32
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 3
Plant Sciences 16
Political Science & Government 7
Public Health 4
Romance Languages 4
Social Work 3
Sociology 1
Special Education 4
Statistics 11
Sustainability Science 3
Systems Engineering 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2
Zoology 4

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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