Eastern Illinois University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,617

0.866% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,107

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.25%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

51.5%

6,965 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,030

71.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

56.3%

762 Graduates

About

Eastern Illinois University is a higher education institution located in Coles County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Eastern Illinois University were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (153 degrees awarded), General Communication (145 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (144 degrees).

In 2017, 2,569 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Illinois University. 59.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,755 degrees), 6.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (277 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $8,617, which is $-12,116 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $8,617, which is $-12,116 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,107.

In 2017, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,617

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Eastern Illinois University was $8,617. The cost of tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $-12,116 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$14,107

2017 Value

4.61%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Eastern Illinois University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,107. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Eastern Illinois University grew by 4.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,546

Room and Board

$150

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Illinois University was of $9,546 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $150. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.38% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Eastern Illinois University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 75% 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.

7.25%

2016 Default Rate

174

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Illinois University was 7.25%, which represents 174 out of the 2400 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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Admissions

Eastern Illinois University received 6,965 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 17.3% annual decline. Out of those 6,965 applicants, 3,588 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.5% acceptance rate.

There were 7,030 students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Illinois University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,588

Accepted Out of 6,965

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Illinois University was 51.5% (3,588 admissions from 6,965 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 46.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -17.3%, while admissions declined by -9.1%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Illinois University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Illinois University has a total enrollment of 7,030 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Illinois University is 4,996 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,034. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 15.9% Black or African American, 8.29% Hispanic or Latino, 2.22% Two or More Races, 1.68% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0853% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.9%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Black or African American Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.91%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,030 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Illinois University is 4,996 and the part-time enrollment is 2,034. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2017 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Eastern Illinois University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,489

  2. Black or African American

    1,119

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    583

The enrolled student population at Eastern Illinois University is 63.9% White, 15.9% Black or African American, 8.29% Hispanic or Latino, 2.22% Two or More Races, 1.68% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0853% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 162 students (2.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 471 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Illinois University. The majority of degree recipients at Eastern Illinois University are white (1,755 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (277 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Illinois University is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (153 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication (145 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (144 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 (333 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees), and Human Sciences (154 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,950,997 people), Secondary school teachers (330,281 people), Education administrators (271,516 people), Other managers (159,959 people), and Postsecondary teachers (131,152 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Engineering Technologies (333 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees), Human Sciences (154 degrees), History (52 degrees), and Education (438 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Engineering Technologies (333 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees), Human Sciences (154 degrees), History (52 degrees), and Education (438 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 (2,863,212 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (297,811 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (178,377 people), Child day care services (116,732 people), and Computer Systems Design (108,284 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Engineering Technologies (333 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (216 degrees), Human Sciences (154 degrees), History (52 degrees), and Education (438 degrees).

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Degrees

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. 153 degrees awarded

  2. 145 degrees awarded

  3. 144 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Illinois University was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 153 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,049

  2. 1,520

In 2017, 1,049 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Illinois University, which is 0.69 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,520).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 156 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Illinois University in Industrial Technology, which is 2.84 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 144 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Illinois University in General Family & Consumer Sciences, which is 14.4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (63.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Illinois University is Female and White (63.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.18% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,755 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    277 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Illinois University is white (1,755 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (277 degrees).

1.13% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,113 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    642 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eastern Illinois University is white female (1,113 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (642 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at nearly $56.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $568k (1%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Eastern Illinois University had a total salary expenditure of $210M. Eastern Illinois University employs 145 Professors, 103 Associate professors, and 94 Instructors. Most academics at Eastern Illinois University are Male Professors (82), Female Professors(63), and Male Associate professors (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University are: Service, with 159 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 142 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 126 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$56.5M

2017 Endowment

2.99%

growth from 2016

Eastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at about $56.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Illinois University grew 2.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.4M 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. $539k - Federal

  2. $1.32M - State

  3. $113k - Local

As of 2017, Eastern Illinois University received $539k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.32M from state grants and contracts, and $113k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$82.7M

2017 Salaries

10.3%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Eastern Illinois University paid a median of $82.7M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($210M) and a 10.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.6% decline from 2015 and a 4.06% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.9M

Instructional Salaries

386

Number of Employees

In 2017, Eastern Illinois University paid a total of $29.9M to 386 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

145 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

159 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University were Professor with 145 employees; Associate professor with 103 employees; and Associate professor with 94 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University were Service with 159 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 142 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 126 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University was Male Professor with 82 employees, Female Professor with 63 employees, and Male Associate professor with 61 employees.

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

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