I recently found out about the Division of Management Information after calling the admissions office and decided to hunt around and see what kind of data I could pull up. As it turns out, you can grab the enrollment numbers by major quite handily, which is what I was looking for. Just for fun, here are the top 25 majors at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign for Spring 2010, graduate and undergraduate combined:
RANK Code Major # Enrolled 1 NONE Undeclared 2574 2 BSLAS Psychology 1210 3 BSLAS MCB 901 4 BS Electrical Engineering 890 5 BS Accountancy 843 6 BALAS Political Science 792 7 NONE Curric Unassigned 781 8 BS Civil Engineering 724 9 BS Mechanical Engineering 705 10 BS Computer Science 659 11 JD Law 602 12 BALAS Communication 587 13 BALAS Economics 586 14 NONE Biology 584 15 BALAS English 582 16 BS Kinesiology 520 17 BS Architectural Studies 513 18 BS Finance 505 19 BS Advertising 499 20 DVM Veterinary Medicine 453 21 BS Computer Engineering 429 22 BS General Engineering 428 23 BS Chemical Engineering 415 24 BALAS History 401 25 BALAS Sociology 385
I was somehow surprised by the fact that the highest number of students are undecided, and the #7 spot is taken up by “Curric Unassigned” which I assume is similar. Combine those and you have about 1/10th of the undergraduate student body deciding what they want to do.
Also out of the blue in #11 is Law (JD). I didn’t know we had so many law students. Combined with Veterinary Sciences (DVM), about 1,000 enrolled students out of the top 25 majors are graduate students. Seeing as those 25 majors are comprised of 17,568 students, or a little under half of the entire enrolled population (40,038 students, grad and undergrad), that’s a pretty small fraction of the whole, but more than 1/10th of the graduate student population (9325).
And look, it’s just in time for Welcome Week!
Have a good one, guys