ACES at-a-Glance

Our college is finding solutions to the world's most critical challenges in order to create abundant food and energy, a healthy environment, and successful families and communities.

We continue to deliver unsurpassed teaching, research, and outreach programs because of the dedication and support of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders, who provide the foundation for our world class institution. This ACES family is the reason we continue to achieve the land-grant university mission expressed in the Morrill Act of 1862. ACES is providing the public greater access to higher education with a focus on agricultural, consumer, and environmental sciences, while emphasizing the importance of research and innovation to the nation's continuing success.

We have established the 2014-16 College of ACES Strategic Plan, "A Promising Landscape" that communicates our vision for future excellence at Illinois and the College of ACES.

Faculty and Staff

  • 183 tenure-system faculty
  • 6 visiting faculty
  • 45 postdocs
  • 71 other instructional staff
  • 470 academic professionals
  • 569 civil service staff
  • 339 assistants
  • 1,223 hourly employees
  • 115 teachers ranked excellent in Spring 2013's List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by the Center for Teaching Excellence

Student Enrollment

Department Undergraduate Graduate
Agricultural and Biological Engineering1 394 76
Agricultural and Consumer Economics 631 68
Agricultural Science and Leadership Education 43 12
Animal Sciences 498 90
Crop Sciences2 147 153
Food Science and Human Nutrition3 429 105
Human and Community Development4 225 25
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences5 241 131
Non-degree6 124  
Division of Nutritional Sciences*   39
Professional Science Masters Program*    
     Agricultural Production   9
     Bioenergy   9
     Food Science and Human Nutrition   14
     Technical Systems Management   7
Total 2,732 738
Agricultural Communications7 38  

1 Totals include 114 undergraduate and 70 graduate students advised in ACES and enrolled in the College of Engineering. 2 Totals include 34 extramural graduate students. 3 Totals include 31 extramural graduate students. 4 Totals include 7 extramural graduate students. 5 Totals include 51 extramural graduate students. 6 Total includes 84 undergraduates enrolled in Parkland Pathways program and 40 exchange students. 7Joint program with the College of Media.

Source: "Enrollment and Related Statistics: Fall 2012," Academic Programs, College of ACES

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