University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Enrollment at the University of Illinois' Department of Computer Science has increased for the last three years, reaching 770 students this year. Applications for next year rose 26% to 860. U of I reports solid recruitment of its students by software, healthcare, trading and agricultural firms. Last spring, U of I's computer science majors had the highest starting salary of any students in an engineering-related field.
2009 Enrollment: 770
Average number of job offers extended to 2009 grads: 2.3
Average starting salary for 2009 grads: $72,000