The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is widely regarded for its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and for research advances that address grand challenges in medicine and health care.
Bioengineering at Illinois by the numbers, 2018-2019
- Average annual salary for bioengineers (with B.S.): approx. $66,000 (multiple sources)
- 287 total undergraduates
- 97 total graduate students
- 27 professional master’s students
- 69 B.S. degrees awarded
- 8 M.S. degrees awarded
- 23 M.Eng. degrees awarded
- 18 Ph.D. degrees awarded
Through a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) program — the only Bioengineering program to receive such an honor — we’re revamping our curriculum so Illinois Bioengineering students receive an unsurpassed technical education combined with practical clinical training and research experience. As a result, our students learn to develop solutions to real health-related problems in several grand challenges such as age-related disease, global health and cancer.