PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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4-24

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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5-10

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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780

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

Out-of-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$22,584
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$3,216
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$3,764

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$22,584
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$3,216
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,553

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$60

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$9,284
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,510

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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4%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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69%
FELLOWSHIP
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2%
TRAINEESHIP
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0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
95%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
14%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
0%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
21%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
1%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
15%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
1%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
42%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
0%
SELF SUPPORT
7%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Materials Science and Engineering doctorate recipients from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
11%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
1%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
2%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
86%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Materials Science and Engineering doctorate recipients from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

5.3

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

45%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
81%
Negotiating with specific organizations
6%
Still seeking
13%
Other
0%

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
41%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
0%*
Private sector
49%
Government
0%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
83%
Teaching
6%*
Management or administration
0%*
Professional services to individuals
10%*

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
85%
Outside the United States
15%

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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16

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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NO

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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NO
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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YES
STATISTICS
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YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
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YES

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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4-32

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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4.8
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.9

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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100%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.6

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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35-60

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
10%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
0%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
75%
FEMALE
25%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
47%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
53%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
1%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
12%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
33%
HISPANIC
1%
UNKNOWN
0%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
98%
PART TIME
3%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
53%
FEMALE
47%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
65%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
35%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
4%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
6%
WHITE
49%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
38%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
75%
PART TIME
25%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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70
Interdisciplinary faculty
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56%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
160
First year
25

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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2.3

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Materials Science and Engineering degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Master's degrees/year

11.0

Doctoral degrees/year

21.0

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(217) 333-1000 ext. 1000


Location

601 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820-5711


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Materials Science and Engineering degree recipients from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and may include graduates from more than one program.