Eastern Illinois University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,036
1.81% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,551
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.12%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
55.5%
8,999 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,626
54.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50.8%
537 Graduates

About

Eastern Illinois University is a higher education institution located in Coles County, IL. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Eastern Illinois University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (123 degrees awarded), General Psychology (102 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (79 degrees).

In 2020, 1,912 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Illinois University. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,248 degrees), 4.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (254 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $9,036, which is $−13,494 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $9,036, which is $−13,494 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,551.

In 2020, 65% of undergraduate students attending Eastern Illinois University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,036
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Eastern Illinois University was $9,036. The cost of tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $−13,494 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,551
2020 Value
4.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Eastern Illinois University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,551. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Eastern Illinois University grew by 4.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,813
Room and Board
$150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Illinois University was of $9,813 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $150. The cost of room and board increased by 1.26% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Eastern Illinois University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.84% with respect to 2019, 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.
6.12%
2018 Default Rate
125
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Illinois University was 6.12%, which represents 125 out of the 2041 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Eastern Illinois University received 8,999 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.58% annual growth. Out of those 8,999 applicants, 4,998 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.5% acceptance rate.

There were 8,626 students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in 2020, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Illinois University has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,998
Accepted Out of 8,999

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Illinois University was 55.5% (4,998 admissions from 8,999 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 52.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.58%, while admissions grew by 7.46%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
776
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Illinois University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Eastern Illinois University has a total enrollment of 8,626 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Illinois University is 4,697 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,929. This means that 54.5% of students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.6% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 13.1% Black or African American, 3.18% Asian, 2.01% Two or More Races, 0.162% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0696% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.5%), followed by White Male (20.8%) and Black or African American Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,626 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Illinois University is 4,697 and the part-time enrollment is 3,929. This means that 54.5% of students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Eastern Illinois University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,229
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,162
  3. Black or African American
    1,132

The enrolled student population at Eastern Illinois University is 60.6% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 13.1% Black or African American, 3.18% Asian, 2.01% Two or More Races, 0.162% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0696% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 373 students (4.32%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 426 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 (1,248 degrees awarded). There were 4.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (254 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Illinois University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (123 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (102 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (79 degrees).

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 (171 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (138 degrees), and Human Sciences (89 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 (1,772,248 people), Secondary school teachers (392,408 people), Education administrators (280,678 people), Other managers (217,149 people), and Special education teachers (162,645 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Engineering Technologies (171 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (138 degrees), Human Sciences (89 degrees), Education (335 degrees), and Communications (99 degrees).

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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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Engineering Technologies (171 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (138 degrees), Human Sciences (89 degrees), Education (335 degrees), and Communications (99 degrees).

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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 (2,862,515 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (336,875 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,912 people), Computer Systems Design (158,794 people), and Child day care services (117,761 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Engineering Technologies (171 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (138 degrees), Human Sciences (89 degrees), Education (335 degrees), and Communications (99 degrees).

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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
  1. 123 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 79 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Illinois University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 123 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

743
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,169
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 743 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Illinois University, which is 0.636 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,169).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Illinois University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.54 times more than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 79 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Illinois University in General Psychology, which is 3.43 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 38% of students graduating from Eastern Illinois University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Illinois University is Female and White (62.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.186% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,248 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    254 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    111 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Illinois University is white (1,248 degrees awarded). There were 4.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (254 degrees).

1.31% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    818 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    430 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    145 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Eastern Illinois University is white female (818 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (430 degrees).

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Eastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at nearly $60M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $849k (1.41%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Eastern Illinois University had a total salary expenditure of $170M. Eastern Illinois University employs 136 Professors, 115 Instructors, and 71 Associate professors. Most academics at Eastern Illinois University are Male Professors (77), Female Instructors(59), and Female Professors (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University are: Service, with 172 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 141 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 140 employees.

Endowment

$60M
2020 Endowment
3.04%
growth from 2019

Eastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at about $60M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Illinois University grew 3.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.4M 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. $1.48M - Federal
  2. $2.18M - State
  3. $87.9k - Local

As of 2020, Eastern Illinois University received $1.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.18M from state grants and contracts, and $87.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$77.9M
2020 Salaries
0.82%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Eastern Illinois University paid a median of $77.9M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($170M) and a 0.82% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.104% decline from 2018 and a 4.88% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.1M
Instructional Salaries
378
Number of Employees

In 2020, Eastern Illinois University paid a total of $30.1M to 378 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
136 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
172 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University were Professor with 136 employees; Instructor with 115 employees; and Instructor with 71 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University were Service with 172 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 141 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 140 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University was Male Professor with 77 employees, Female Instructor with 59 employees, and Female Professor with 59 employees.

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

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