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University of Illinois
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2021 FY 2020
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
University of Illinois Chicago $ 303,426.3 16,347.0 $ 290,457.8 16,513.0
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign $ 300,982.3 14,440.0 $ 314,392.8 13,840.0
University of Illinois Springfield $ 24,165.1 953.0 $ 23,810.9 995.0
Totals $ 628,573.7 31,740.0 $ 628,661.5 31,348.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative

The University of Illinois is among the preeminent public university systems in the nation and is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in Illinois.

Composed principally of its three best-in-class universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield, the U of I System is a powerhouse for education and discovery and is widely recognized as among the most innovative university systems in the world. Enrolling more than 94,700 students, the U of I System boasts leading graduate and doctoral research centers, two medical schools, two law schools, world-class engineering and business colleges, top liberal arts colleges, an urban hospital system (over 727,000 patient visits annually), regional health science campuses, and educational programs available to residents of all 102 Illinois counties through Illinois Extension outreach.

In addition to its academic, research, public engagement, and health-care missions, the U of I System is leading economic development efforts in the State of Illinois through unique partnerships such as the Illinois Innovation Network and the Discovery Partners Institute. Our innovative, diverse, globally engaged citizens and leaders enrich our culture and society, create prosperity, and serve the public good. New breakthroughs from our universities foster economic growth and solve society's biggest challenges. Combined, the three universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield bring resources, capabilities, and drive that are greater than the sum of their parts – it is altogether extraordinary. We've carried on our land-grant mission for more than 150 years, making a lasting impact throughout Illinois and beyond the state borders.

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