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General Engineering Schools in Illinois

30 Engineering students earned their degrees in the state in 2020-2021.

A General Engineering major is the 149th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of General Engineering Majors in Illinois

Engineering majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 23
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a engineering major is more popular with men than with women.


Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of engineering majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 10.0%
  • Black or African American: 3.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.3%
  • White: 16.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 56.7%
  • Other Races: 10.0%

Jobs for General Engineering Grads in Illinois

15,090 people in the state and 367,850 in the nation are employed in jobs related to engineering.


Wages for General Engineering Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a engineering grad in the state is $114,010, compared to a typical salary of $113,680 nationwide.


There are 3 colleges in Illinois that offer engineering degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
52,679 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 70% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $59,402 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
33,518 Total Students

The average student takes 4.51 years to complete their degree at UIC. A typical student attending UIC will pay a net price of $13,214. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
11,366 Total Students

The average student takes 4.40 years to complete their degree at SIUC. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,852 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.80%.

General Engineering Careers in IL

Some of the careers engineering majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Architectural and Engineering Managers 5% $129,600
Engineering Professors 4% $103,720
Engineers 4% $84,550

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to engineering.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Electrical Engineering 500
Civil Engineering 370
Mechanical Engineering 346
Industrial Engineering 153
Biomedical Engineering 148
Chemical Engineering 138
Other Engineering 129
Computer Engineering 122

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