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Illini Success

Each year, the Illini Success Initiative surveys graduates from the university to find out what they are doing after
graduation. Here is a snapshot of self-reported data for graduates from The Grainger College of Engineering who earned a bachelor’s degree during the academic year 2021-2022 (most recent data).


Average starting salary for students starting their first full-time position after graduation


Secured a position at their first choice of employment after graduation


 Students university-wide who had an internship or co-op during their degree program

Sample of graduate schools 

Many of our undergraduate students continue to further their education after receiving a B.S degree from the department of bioengineering. These programs can include medical school, dental school, law school and research-focused M.S./Ph.D. programs:

  • Boston University 
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago) 
  • The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Johns Hopkins University 
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Northwestern University
  • Stanford University

Sample of employers

Top companies in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and consulting hire our undergraduate students for summer internships and full-time employment after graduation:

  • Abbott
  • AbbVie
  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Baxter
  • CRISPR Theraputics
  • Deloitte
  • Eli Lilly & Co. 
  • Epic Systems
  • Medtronic
  • Medline
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Sample of positions

For our students who graduate and are employed in full-time roles in industry, here are some typical position titles:

  • Associate consultant
  • Associate engineer 
  • Business technology analyst 
  • Bioprocess engineer
  • Clinical research associate 
  • Consultant scientist
  • Clinical trial operations development program
  • Design assurance engineer
  • Operations analyst 
  • Product development engineer
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Robotic process automation developer
  • Sensor hardware engineer
  • Technical services
  • Technology development associate

BIOE Undergraduate Contacts

Maddie Darling UIUC Bioengineering

Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs
1240C Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Jake Spinnato, undergraduate academic advisor for the department of bioengineering at UIUC

Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor
1240B Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

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