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General Engineering Schools in Illinois

In 2019-2020, 444 students earned their Engineering degrees in IL.

In this state, General Engineering is the 134th most popular major out of a total 233 majors commonly available.

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 28
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5

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: 7.9%
  • Black or African American: 3.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.1%
  • White: 64.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.5%
  • Other Races: 5.0%

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:

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

74% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $15,880. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 70% of students receive it.

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

85% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 72%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

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

97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending SIUC will pay a net price of $16,945. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

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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 613
Civil Engineering 479
Mechanical Engineering 469
Industrial Engineering 204
Biomedical Engineering 175
Chemical Engineering 142
Other Engineering 130
Materials Engineering 120

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