About the College

The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is home to approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students in MBA, master’s and doctoral programs. Internationally recognized as a leading business school, the College of Business has outstanding programs in accountancy, business administration, and finance. Provided below are the most recent statistics available (2016-2017 academic year).

History

  • College of Commerce and Business Administration founded in 1915
  • Name changed to College of Business in 2003

Student Body

      • 3,102 Undergraduate students
        • 2,163 (69.7%) of those are Illinois residents
        • 938 (30.4%) are non-residents, with 634 (20.4%) of those being international residents
      • 1,093 Graduate students
        • 763 are seeking specialized masters
        • 254 enrolled in our MBA programs
        • 76 Doctoral students

Faculty

      • 98 Tenure stream faculty
      • 55 Other instructors
      • 43 Named faculty (Endowed Chairs, Professorships, and Faculty Fellowships)

Alumni

      • 60,996 living alumni (70,391 total)
      • 34,020 Illinois residents (23,979 Chicago area residents)
      • 21,905 Out of state residents
      • 4,577 International residents
      • Our alumni live in all 50 states, and 115 countries

Rankings

Consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, Forbes, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the University of Illinois is also a leader in business education and research. We’re the #1 source of CFOs to Fortune 500 and S&P 500 firms (Crist | Kolder Associates, 2014), and U of I undergrads receive more venture funding for startups than any university in the state, ranking 12th worldwide (PitchBook, 2014).

Below are the College’s most recent rankings:

US News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges, 2016

      • Undergraduate business program: 15
      • Accountancy: 2
      • Finance: 22
      • Management: 20
      • Marketing: 16
      • Insurance/Risk Management:9
      • Real Estate: 10

Public Accountancy Report, 2014

      • Undergraduate: 2
      • Master’s: 2
      • Doctoral: 4

TaxTalent, 2014

      • MS Tax: 1

Financial Times, 2014

      • Global MBA: 44

Poets & Quants, 2013

      • Executive MBA: 24

Forbes, 2013

      • MBA: 45