Best Engineering colleges in Illinois

Best Engineering colleges in Illinois for 2021

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Freshmen get their feet wet immediately with Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience. After four weeks of Engineering 100, students spend the rest of the course on a customized project. Past participants have done everything from creating a Helix wind turbine prototype using a 3D printer to building a machine to spread condiments on bagels. Such hands-on experiences continue in courses such as Learning in Community in which teams of students work on projects proposed by nonprofit organizations. You might help design a more cost-efficient prosthetic arm or construct footbridges for underprivileged Chinese villages. A Wall Street Journal survey of employers lists University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign engineering graduates among the top five most prepared for the workforce. We’re not surprised. In fact, over Winter Break, students may choose to do a one-day job shadow. Students experience a day in the life of an engineer at places such as Caterpillar, the Federal Aviation Administration, Intel Corp, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The university’s effort to maintain ties with local employers also pays off upon graduation. Students on average receive two or more job offers, and the starting salary for those with a BS in engineering from U of I is about 8 percent higher than the national average.

Illinois Institute of Technology offers 58 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 992 Engineering students graduated with students earning 510 Master's degrees, 428 Bachelor's degrees, and 54 Doctoral degrees.

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Northwestern University offers 54 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,228 Engineering students graduated with students earning 620 Master's degrees, 458 Bachelor's degrees, 133 Doctoral degrees, and 17 Certificates.

University of Illinois at Chicago offers 41 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,326 Engineering students graduated with students earning 656 Bachelor's degrees, 592 Master's degrees, and 78 Doctoral degrees.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 29 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 633 Engineering students graduated with students earning 517 Bachelor's degrees, 95 Master's degrees, and 21 Doctoral degrees.

Bradley University
Peoria, IL

Bradley University offers 16 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 242 Engineering students graduated with students earning 207 Bachelor's degrees, and 35 Master's degrees.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville offers 13 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 387 Engineering students graduated with students earning 291 Bachelor's degrees, and 96 Master's degrees.

Northern Illinois University offers 9 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 535 Engineering students graduated with students earning 407 Bachelor's degrees, and 128 Master's degrees.

Eastern Illinois University offers 12 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 166 Engineering students graduated with students earning 78 Master's degrees, 63 Certificates, and 25 Bachelor's degrees.

Southwestern Illinois College offers 9 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 33 Engineering students graduated with students earning 18 Certificates, and 15 Associate's degrees.

List of all Engineering colleges in Illinois

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
22 : 1 51,605
Illinois Institute of Technology Logo Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
5/5
16 : 1 6,515
Northwestern University Logo Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
15 : 1 22,448
University of Illinois at Chicago Logo University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
4/5
19 : 1 32,324
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Logo Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,695
College of DuPage Logo College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
3/5
87 : 1 23,903
Bradley University Logo Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
17 : 1 5,929
Kankakee Community College Logo Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL
3/5
39 : 1 2,601
Lake Land College Logo Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
2/5
43 : 1 4,466
Joliet Junior College Logo Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
3/5
68 : 1 14,318
Kaskaskia College Logo Kaskaskia College Centralia, IL
2/5
47 : 1 3,248
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Logo Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
3/5
21 : 1 13,061
Waubonsee Community College Logo Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
3/5
88 : 1 8,665
College of Lake County Logo College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
3/5
68 : 1 13,743
Northern Illinois University Logo Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
21 : 1 16,609
Lewis and Clark Community College Logo Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, IL
3/5
63 : 1 6,413
Moraine Valley Community College Logo Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
3/5
68 : 1 13,032
Rock Valley College Logo Rock Valley College Rockford, IL
3/5
48 : 1 6,092
William Rainey Harper College Logo William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
3/5
67 : 1 13,477
Illinois Central College Logo Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
3/5
51 : 1 8,749

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