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  1. DCEO
  2. Why Illinois

Magnet for Country's Brightest Minds

 

192 Higher Education Institutions Statewide

  • Over 825,000 Midwest Higher Education Graduates Annually
  • 6.6 Million Person Labor Force & 38% with Associate’s Degree or Better
  • University of Illinois Graduates More Engineers each year than MIT, Stanford, and Cal Tech Combined
  • #1 Metro for Big Ten Alumni - Choose Chicago
  • #1 Marketing Graduate Program - Kellogg School of Management
  • #1 City for Recent Grads - GradSpot.com
  • 2 Top 20 Universities in U.S. - University of Chicago & Northwestern University
  • Top 5 Computer Science/Engineering at University of Illinois - U.S. News
  • Top 5 for Engineering Research Expenditures - U.S. News
  • Top 5 for Best Prepared Students - Wall Street Journal
  • Among Top 10 Universities in the World - University of Chicago

 

PROXIMITY TO NATION’S TOP TALENT

Nearly 500,000 Big Ten Alumni in Illinois

 



Alumni by University

  • Illinois (Cook County) 150,353
  • Indiana 92,000
  • Northwestern 69,000
  • Iowa 28,700
  • Purdue 26,652
  • Michigan State 25,000
  • Wisconsin 24,650
  • Michigan 23,000
  • Minnesota 5,600
  • Nebraska 1,400
  • Penn State 4,640
  • Ohio State 8,582
  • Rutgers 600
  • Maryland 2,500
  • Notre Dame 20,000
  • Johns Hopkins 2,000

 Source: Alumni Associations. Johns Hopkins affiliate member of  BIG TEN in Men’s Lacrosse