Combined, CS and ECE at Illinois have more than 150 faculty experts, all working to solve the next generation of problems in the vast array of specialties encompassed by the computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering fields.
There must be something special in the water in Urbana, Illinois... Numerous [Illinois] graduates are now big players in the tech industry... It's not unlikely that the next Ray Ozzie is working on his diploma right now. PC Magazine, January 2007
Equally as diverse and talented, CS and ECE students are the next generation of researchers, scholars, academicians, and business people. We select individuals for admission into the departments who best embrace the standards of excellence our programs promote. A hands-on education at Illinois means our students learn from the best in the classroom and in the laboratory, preparing them for leadership positions in industry.
Together, the CS and ECE departments educate nearly 3,000 students across all levels, awarding a high number of bachelor's, master's, and PhD degrees annually.
Both departments are consistently ranked in the top 5. More importantly, both are well-respected nationally and globally by fellow educators and industry alike. Odds are, one or more of your company's senior leaders is an Illinois alumnus. CS and ECE alumni play a pivotal role in nearly every high-tech company in this country and beyond.