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Competitive scholarships plus high starting salaries add up to significant ROI for Illinois Tech graduates.
In the Chicago Region for Occupational Earnings Power
—The Brookings Institution
Best Value University
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—Illinois Tech’s 2020 graduates reporting
21st Century Higher Education
Illinois Tech is committed to advancing technology that makes the world a better place for all. We do this by empowering students from diverse backgrounds—the innovators and leaders of the future—with an extraordinary technical education and guaranteed hands-on experiences that enable them to achieve career success and create change.
Our unique Elevate Your Future program guarantees you hands-on experiences, a personalized academic and career plan, and the twenty-first century skills to achieve career success.
Illinois Tech is your pathway to the corporate, nonprofit, research, and startup community of Chicago and beyond, bolstered by a global network of more than 86,000 alumni.
Illinois Tech inspired Rohit Prasad to follow his passions. Advice he received from a graduate school adviser allowed him to thrive and make lasting contributions to the future of AI.Rohit Prasad (M.S. EE ’99)
Lizz Elliott received a United States Department of Energy scholarship to continue her nuclear energy research.Lizz Elliott (Chemical Engineering 4th Year)
For Andrew Jiang, architecture is the “perfect embodiment” of his life experiences. He hopes to create built environments that improve the quality of life for communities for generations to come.Andrew Jiang (Architecture 5th Year)
Just five years after earning his undergraduate degree, Jason Tenebaum helped launch a Dragon spacecraft as a mission operations engineer with SpaceX.Jason Tenenbaum (Aerospace Engineering ’07)
Born and raised in El Salvador, Diana Velasquez decided to pursue a degree in engineering with the goal of helping others obtain improved health care while improving standard processes.Diana Velasquez (Biomedical Engineering/M.A.S. Chemical Engineering 3rd Year)
An internship with NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation Internship Project helped Kaya Jones prepare for the rigors of college academics.Kaya Jones (Computer Science 1st Year)
While there is currently no cure for blindness, a first-of-its-kind artificial vision system has undergone its first successful implantation, bringing with it the potential to restore partial vision...
In the United States, it’s estimated up to 40 percent of food produced is never eaten. Food is being wasted at every step of the food supply chain that connects farms to forks—from production to...
Illinois Institute of Technology is one of 14 centers collaborating on a new nationwide nutrition study that will gather more data on human responses to different dietary interventions than any other...
Congratulations, graduates! Illinois Tech's 153rd Commencement Ceremony was held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, when all degrees for the 2021–2022 academic year were awarded. The keynote speaker was John P. Calamos Sr. (ECON ’63/M.B.A. ’70).Learn More
“It’s So Cool!”
Exciting classes, next-level research, and an internship with NASA are just a few of the reasons why Seth Graham (ME/M.Eng. MAE 5th Year) says Illinois Tech is the place to be.See Seth’s Story
Explore Our Campus
Less than a mile from beautiful Lake Michigan, our historic Mies Campus was voted as one of the country's “most beautiful college campuses.” Find out why on a campus tour. You can also attend a virtual information session or check out our virtual tour.Learn More
Beautiful Chicago, Amazing Chicago
From its subway to the tops of its skyscrapers, our hometown of Chicago is a friendly, exciting global city with a spirit and style all its own.Explore Life in Chicago