University of Illinois at Chicago

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,105
1.52% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,614
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.57%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
72.6%
22,798 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
33,518
83.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63.5%
1,908 Graduates

About

University of Illinois at Chicago is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Illinois at Chicago were General Psychology (459 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (409 degrees), and Computer Science (258 degrees).

In 2020, 8,017 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Illinois at Chicago. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,866 degrees), 1.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1686 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago is $12,105, which is $−16,524 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago is $12,105, which is $−16,524 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,614.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,105
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago was $12,105. The cost of tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago is $−16,524 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$12,614
2020 Value
2.37%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Illinois at Chicago had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,614. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Illinois at Chicago grew by 2.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,479
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Illinois at Chicago was of $12,479 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 8.64% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at University of Illinois at Chicago received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10.8% with respect to 2019, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.57%
2018 Default Rate
147
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Illinois at Chicago was 2.57%, which represents 147 out of the 5716 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Illinois at Chicago received 22,798 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.449% annual growth. Out of those 22,798 applicants, 16,558 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.6% acceptance rate.

There were 33,518 students enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2020, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Illinois at Chicago has an overall enrollment yield of 21.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
16,558
Accepted Out of 22,798

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Illinois at Chicago was 72.6% (16,558 admissions from 22,798 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 72.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 0.449%, while admissions grew by 0.345%.

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SAT Scores

82%
Submission Percentage
2,909
Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Illinois at Chicago has a total enrollment of 33,518 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Illinois at Chicago is 28,055 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,463. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Illinois at Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.3% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, 18% Asian, 8.08% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 0.0656% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0388% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (20.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (14.4%) and White Male (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.6%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Asian Female (8.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Illinois at Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33,518 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Illinois at Chicago is 28,055 and the part-time enrollment is 5,463. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Illinois at Chicago was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Illinois at Chicago had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,487
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    9,014
  3. Asian
    6,042

The enrolled student population at University of Illinois at Chicago is 31.3% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, 18% Asian, 8.08% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 0.0656% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0388% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 855 more women than men received degrees from University of Illinois at Chicago. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Illinois at Chicago is white (2,866 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1686 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Illinois at Chicago is General Psychology (459 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (409 degrees) and Computer Science (258 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Illinois at Chicago, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (80 degrees awarded), Engineering (915 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (69 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Software developers (431,282 people), Physicians (418,141 people), Other managers (404,131 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (335,782 people), and Civil engineers (273,142 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Architecture and Related Services (80 degrees awarded), Engineering (915 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (69 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (369 degrees), and Biology (593 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Architecture and Related Services (80 degrees awarded), Engineering (915 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (69 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (369 degrees), and Biology (593 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Architectural, engineering & related services (556,545 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (521,928 people), Computer Systems Design (463,869 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (445,660 people), and Construction (327,307 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Illinois at Chicago are Architecture and Related Services (80 degrees awarded), Engineering (915 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (69 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (369 degrees), and Biology (593 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Illinois at Chicago.
Most Common
  1. 459 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 409 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 258 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Illinois at Chicago was General Psychology with 459 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,581
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,436
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,581 degrees were awarded to men at University of Illinois at Chicago, which is 0.807 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,436).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 296 degrees were awarded to men at University of Illinois at Chicago in Computer Science, which is 4.55 times more than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 368 degrees were awarded to women at University of Illinois at Chicago in General Psychology, which is 3.2 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from University of Illinois at Chicago completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Illinois at Chicago is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.577% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,866 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,686 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,477 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Illinois at Chicago is white (2,866 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1686 degrees).

1.55% of degree recipients (124 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,576 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,290 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,010 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Illinois at Chicago is white female (1,576 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,290 degrees).

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Operations

University of Illinois at Chicago has an endowment valued at nearly $380M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $36M (9.46%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Illinois at Chicago had a total salary expenditure of $3.18B. University of Illinois at Chicago employs 541 Assistant professors, 463 Associate professors, and 407 Professors. Most academics at University of Illinois at Chicago are Female Assistant professors (300), Male Professors(264), and Male Assistant professors (241).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Illinois at Chicago are: Management, with 851 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 660 employees, and Service with 609 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$380M
2020 Endowment
3.4%
growth from 2019

University of Illinois at Chicago has an endowment valued at about $380M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Illinois at Chicago grew 3.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $78.4M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $265M - Federal
  2. $15.3M - State
  3. $2.47M - Local

As of 2020, University of Illinois at Chicago received $265M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.3M from state grants and contracts, and $2.47M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.27B
2020 Salaries
9.29%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Illinois at Chicago paid a median of $1.27B in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($3.18B) and a 9.29% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.05% growth from 2018 and a 3.53% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$205M
Instructional Salaries
1,704
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Illinois at Chicago paid a total of $205M to 1,704 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
541 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
851 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Illinois at Chicago were Assistant professor with 541 employees; Associate professor with 463 employees; and Associate professor with 407 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Illinois at Chicago were Management with 851 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 660 employees; and Service with 609 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Illinois at Chicago was Female Assistant professor with 300 employees, Male Professor with 264 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 241 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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