Percentage of undergraduate students who pursue advanced degrees
$65,000 - $80,000
Starting salary range for graduates with a Master’s Degree from the Department of Crop Sciences
The number of Rp genes conveying resistance to the corn rust pathogen, Puccinia sorghi, discovered by UI plant pathologist AL Hooker.
Value of Illinois Soybean Association Scholarship over four years for undergraduate students in crop sciences
Crop sciences undergraduate student job placement rate
Retention rate in graduate program (national average is 52%)
Dollar value of U.S. commercial horseradish produced in Illinois. Control tactics developed at U of I saved this Illinois industry from an internal root discoloration problem caused by complex fungal pathogens.
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.
Graduate student fellowships available
All accepted graduate students are promised full support to complete their degree