Amount of the U.S. processing pumpkin crop grown and processed in Illinois.
Crop sciences undergraduate student job placement rate
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.
Graduate student fellowships available
$75,000 - $95,000
Starting salary range for graduates with a Ph.D. from the Department of Crop Sciences
New graduates needed by 2020 with a master's degree or Ph.D. in plant breeding
All accepted graduate students are promised full support to complete their degree
Retention rate in graduate program (national average is 52%)
Average Quantitative and Verbal Score on the GRE
Fellowships available in the Illinois Plant Breeding Center