Fellowships available in the Illinois Plant Breeding Center
Months it takes after graduation for all graduate students to be placed in jobs
The year that bacteria were first described as pathogens of plants. Based on his work with fire blight of pear, quince, and apple, Thomas J Burrill, hired at the University of Illinois in 1867, was the first person to describe a plant disease caused by a bacterium.
Amount of the U.S. processing pumpkin crop grown and processed in Illinois.
Pounds per capita consumption of sweet corn in the United States. Nearly every sweet corn hybrid grown in North America contains endosperm mutant genes responsible for increased sweetness and quality, and/or disease resistance genes that are the result of U of I research.
Horticulture undergraduate student job placement rate
Percentage of undergraduate students who pursue advanced degrees
Average GPA of incoming graduate students
Retention rate in graduate program (national average is 52%)
Master’s and Ph.D. students in the Department of Crop Sciences