Illinois State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,907
0.229% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,551
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.75%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.2%
19,596 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
20,683
88.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
67%
2,465 Graduates

About

Illinois State University is a higher education institution located in McLean County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Illinois State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (281 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (243 degrees), and Registered Nursing (207 degrees).

In 2022, 5,654 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Illinois State University. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,117 degrees), 7.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (560 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois State University is $10,907, which is $−19,243 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Illinois State University is $10,907, which is $−19,243 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,551.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Illinois State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,907
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Illinois State University was $10,907. The cost of tuition at Illinois State University is $−19,243 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$20,551
2022 Value
2.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Illinois State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,551. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Illinois State University grew by 2.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,304
Room and Board
$830
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Illinois State University was of $9,304 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $830. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.22% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Illinois State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 8.86% with respect to 2021, when 79% 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.
1.75%
2019 Default Rate
83
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Illinois State University was 1.75%, which represents 83 out of the 4735 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Illinois State University received 19,596 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 64.5% annual growth. Out of those 19,596 applicants, 16,899 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.2% acceptance rate.

There were 20,683 students enrolled at Illinois State University in 2022. 48% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Illinois State University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
16,899
Accepted Out of 19,596

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Illinois State University was 86.2% (16,899 admissions from 19,596 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 91.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 64.5%, while admissions grew by 55%..

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SAT Scores

48%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,930
Scores Submitted (2022)

48% of enrolled first-time students at Illinois State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Illinois State University had a total enrollment of 20,683 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Illinois State University is 18,372 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,311. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at Illinois State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Illinois State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.2% White, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 3.75% Two or More Races, 2.55% Asian, 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0483% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Illinois State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (29.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.8%), followed by White Male (14.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Illinois State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,683 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois State University is 18,372 and the part-time enrollment is 2,311. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at Illinois State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Illinois State University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Illinois State 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
    13,905 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,495 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    2,090 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Illinois State University is 67.2% White, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 3.75% Two or More Races, 2.55% Asian, 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0483% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 121 students (0.585%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,028 more women than men received degrees from Illinois State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Illinois State University is white (4,117 degrees awarded). There were 7.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (560 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Illinois State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (281 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (243 degrees) and Registered Nursing (207 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Illinois State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (123 degrees awarded), Education (992 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Illinois State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,709,914 people), Secondary school teachers (553,770 people), Education administrators (313,393 people), Special education teachers (200,213 people), and Other managers (198,172 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois State University in 2022 are History (123 degrees awarded), Education (992 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees), Human Sciences (123 degrees), and English (120 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 Illinois State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Illinois State University are History (123 degrees awarded), Education (992 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees), Human Sciences (123 degrees), and English (120 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 Illinois State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,074,242 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (430,958 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (222,668 people), Legal services (160,877 people), and Computer Systems Design (136,882 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois State University are History (123 degrees awarded), Education (992 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (219 degrees), Human Sciences (123 degrees), and English (120 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 Illinois State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 281 degrees awarded
  2. 243 degrees awarded
  3. 207 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Illinois State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 281 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,313
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,341
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,313 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois State University, which is 0.692 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,341).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.07 times more than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 264 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 15.5 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 50% of students graduating from Illinois State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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 (78.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Illinois State University is Female and White (78.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.58% of graduates (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,117 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    560 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    332 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Illinois State University is white (4,117 degrees awarded). There were 7.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (560 degrees).

0.955% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,491 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,626 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    339 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Illinois State University is white female (2,491 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1626 degrees).

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Operations

Illinois State University has an endowment valued at nearly $193M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−1.32%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Illinois State University had a total salary expenditure of 649M. Illinois State University employs 272 Professors, 234 Lecturers and 201 Associate professors. Most academics at Illinois State University are Male Professor (162), Female Lecturer (152), and Female Professor (110).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 583 employees, Service, with 419 employees, and Management with 308 employees.

Endowment

$193M
2022 Endowment
3.98%
decline from 2021

Illinois State University has an endowment valued at about $193M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Illinois State University declined 3.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $180M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $14.8M - Federal
  2. $2.99M - State
  3. $38.7k - Local

As of 2022, Illinois State University received $14.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.99M from state grants and contracts, and $38.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$227M
2022 Salaries
0.589%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Illinois State University paid a median of $227M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($649M) and a 0.589% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$71.6M
Instructional Salaries
881
Number of Employees

In 2022, Illinois State University paid a total of $71.6M to 881 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
272 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
583 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Illinois State University were Professor with 272 employees, Lecturer with 234 employees, and Associate professor with 201 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 583 employees, Service with 419 employees, and Management with 308 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Illinois State University was Male Professor with 162 employees, Female Lecturer with 152 employees, and Female Professor with 110 employees.

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

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