Eastern Illinois University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,417
2.28% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,380
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.41%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
68%
11,584 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
8,857
56% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.6%
400 Graduates

About

Eastern Illinois University is a higher education institution located in Coles County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Eastern Illinois University were General Psychology (112 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (102 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (56 degrees).

In 2022, 1,882 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Illinois University. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,205 degrees), 5.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (214 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $9,417, which is $−14,579 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $9,417, which is $−14,579 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,380.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending Eastern Illinois University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,417
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Eastern Illinois University was $9,417. The cost of tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $−14,579 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,380
2022 Value
2.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Eastern Illinois University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,380. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Eastern Illinois University grew by 2.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,305
Room and Board
$150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Illinois University was of $10,305 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.56% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $150. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Eastern Illinois University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.45% with respect to 2021, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.41%
2019 Default Rate
43
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Illinois University was 2.41%, which represents 43 out of the 1783 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Eastern Illinois University received 11,584 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 62.1% annual growth. Out of those 11,584 applicants, 7,873 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68% acceptance rate.

There were 8,857 students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in 2022. 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Illinois University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
7,873
Accepted Out of 11,584

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Illinois University was 68% (7,873 admissions from 11,584 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 71.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 62.1%, while admissions grew by 53.6%..

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage (2022)
13
Scores Submitted (2022)

1% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Illinois University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Illinois University had a total enrollment of 8,857 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Illinois University is 4,962 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,895. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.3% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 13% Black or African American, 3.33% Asian, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0677% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.2%), followed by White Male (20%) and Black or African American Female (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22%), followed by White Male (10.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Illinois University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,857 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Illinois University is 4,962 and the part-time enrollment is 3,895. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Eastern Illinois University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Eastern Illinois University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,900 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,191 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,150 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Eastern Illinois University is 55.3% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 13% Black or African American, 3.33% Asian, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0677% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 346 students (3.91%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 532 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Illinois University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Eastern Illinois University is white (1,205 degrees awarded). There were 5.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (214 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Illinois University is General Psychology (112 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (102 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (56 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Eastern Illinois University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (131 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (105 degrees), and History (36 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,679,051 people), Secondary school teachers (549,835 people), Education administrators (303,271 people), Other managers (216,685 people), and Postsecondary teachers (196,861 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (131 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (105 degrees), History (36 degrees), Education (357 degrees), and English (57 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Engineering Technologies (131 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (105 degrees), History (36 degrees), Education (357 degrees), and English (57 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,010,318 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (425,867 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (210,426 people), Computer Systems Design (170,829 people), and Legal services (159,739 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Engineering Technologies (131 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (105 degrees), History (36 degrees), Education (357 degrees), and English (57 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Eastern Illinois University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 112 degrees awarded
  2. 102 degrees awarded
  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Illinois University was General Psychology with 112 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

675
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,207
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 675 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Illinois University, which is 0.559 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,207).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Illinois University in Industrial Technology, which is 2.21 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Illinois University in General Psychology, which is 4.33 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% of students graduating from Eastern Illinois University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Eastern Illinois University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,205 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    214 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Illinois University is white (1,205 degrees awarded). There were 5.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (214 degrees).

4.68% of degree recipients (88 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    824 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    381 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    123 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Eastern Illinois University is white female (824 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (381 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at nearly $66.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 928k (1.39%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Eastern Illinois University had a total salary expenditure of 186M. Eastern Illinois University employs 147 Professors, 120 Instructors and 58 Associate professors. Most academics at Eastern Illinois University are Male Professor (81), Female Professor (66), and Female Instructor (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University are: Service, with 154 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 142 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 119 employees.

Endowment

$66.6M
2022 Endowment
6.15%
growth from 2021

Eastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at about $66.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Illinois University grew 6.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.91M - Federal
  2. $3.56M - State
  3. $11.2k - Local

As of 2022, Eastern Illinois University received $4.91M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.56M from state grants and contracts, and $11.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$81.9M
2022 Salaries
1.62%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Eastern Illinois University paid a median of $81.9M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($186M) and a 1.62% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.1M
Instructional Salaries
379
Number of Employees

In 2022, Eastern Illinois University paid a total of $30.1M to 379 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
147 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
154 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University were Professor with 147 employees, Instructor with 120 employees, and Associate professor with 58 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University were Service with 154 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 142 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 119 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University was Male Professor with 81 employees, Female Professor with 66 employees, and Female Instructor with 61 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Eastern Illinois University.

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