Average starting salary for bachelor’s degree students in crop sciences
Retention rate in graduate program (national average is 52%)
Estimated number of elm trees on U of I campus that perished from 1948 to 1972 as a result of a one-two punch of elm diseases: elm phloem necrosis and dutch elm disease.
Applicants to graduate program in the Department of Crop Sciences in 2010
$65,000 - $80,000
Starting salary range for graduates with a Master’s Degree from the Department of Crop Sciences
Master’s and Ph.D. students in the Department of Crop Sciences
Fellowships available in the Illinois Plant Breeding Center
Value of Illinois Soybean Association Scholarship over four years for undergraduate students in crop sciences
Job offers for each undergraduate and graduate student in crop sciences
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.