Illinois State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,116

2.94% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,227

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.9%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

89.1%

11,592 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

20,784

88.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

68.8%

2,277 Graduates

About

Illinois State University is a higher education institution located in McLean County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Illinois State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (303 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (230 degrees), and General Finance (226 degrees).

In 2017, 5,735 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Illinois State University. 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,522 degrees), 10.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (435 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois State University is $10,116, which is $-16,384 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Illinois State University is $10,116, which is $-16,384 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,227.

In 2017, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,116

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Illinois State University was $10,116. The cost of tuition at Illinois State University is $-16,384 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$19,227

2017 Value

4.41%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Illinois State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,227. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Illinois State University grew by 4.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,966

Room and Board

$942

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Illinois State University was of $8,966 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.55% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 4.94% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Illinois State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6% with respect to 2016, when 50% 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.

3.9%

2016 Default Rate

176

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Illinois State University was 3.9%, which represents 176 out of the 4512 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

Illinois State University received 11,592 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.02% annual decline. Out of those 11,592 applicants, 10,332 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.1% acceptance rate.

There were 20,784 students enrolled at Illinois State University in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Illinois State University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

10,332

Accepted Out of 11,592

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Illinois State University was 89.1% (10,332 admissions from 11,592 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 88.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.02%, while admissions declined by -3.75%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Illinois State University has a total enrollment of 20,784 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois State University is 18,368 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,416. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Illinois State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Illinois State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.7% White, 9.77% Hispanic or Latino, 8.21% Black or African American, 2.77% Two or More Races, 2.08% Asian, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Illinois State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (33.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.91%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Illinois State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,784 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois State University is 18,368 and the part-time enrollment is 2,416. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Illinois State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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 Illinois State University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Illinois State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    15,530

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,030

  3. Black or African American

    1,706

The enrolled student population at Illinois State University is 74.7% White, 9.77% Hispanic or Latino, 8.21% Black or African American, 2.77% Two or More Races, 2.08% Asian, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 67 students (0.322%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 691 more women than men received degrees from Illinois State University. The majority of degree recipients at Illinois State University are white (4,522 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (435 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Illinois State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (303 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (230 degrees) and General Finance (226 degrees).

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 Agriculture (225 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (238 degrees), and Education (955 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 Illinois State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,915,115 people), Secondary school teachers (328,688 people), Education administrators (267,114 people), Other managers (145,439 people), and Postsecondary teachers (134,443 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois State University are Agriculture (225 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (238 degrees), Education (955 degrees), Library Science (15 degrees), and History (84 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 Illinois State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Illinois State University are Agriculture (225 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (238 degrees), Education (955 degrees), Library Science (15 degrees), and History (84 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 Illinois State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,806,089 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (306,954 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (163,948 people), Legal services (94,208 people), and Child day care services (94,034 people).

The most specialized majors at Illinois State University are Agriculture (225 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (238 degrees), Education (955 degrees), Library Science (15 degrees), and History (84 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 Illinois State University.

Most Common

  1. 303 degrees awarded

  2. 230 degrees awarded

  3. 226 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Illinois State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 303 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,522

  2. 3,213

In 2017, 2,522 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois State University, which is 0.785 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,213).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 188 degrees were awarded to men at Illinois State University in General Finance, which is 4.95 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 288 degrees were awarded to women at Illinois State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 19.2 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%

100% Completion Time

73%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 48% of students graduating from Illinois State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (82.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Illinois State University is Female and Asian (82.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.439% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,522 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    435 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    291 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Illinois State University is white (4,522 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (435 degrees).

0.523% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,499 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,023 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    287 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Illinois State University is white female (2,499 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,023 degrees).

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Operations

Illinois State University has an endowment valued at nearly $113M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-257k (-0.227%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Illinois State University had a total salary expenditure of $592M. Illinois State University employs 269 Associate professors, 228 Professors, and 185 Lecturers. Most academics at Illinois State University are Male Professors (141), Female Associate professors(136), and Female Lecturers (133).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 506 employees, Service, with 427 employees, and Management with 346 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$113M

2017 Endowment

17.2%

growth from 2016

Illinois State University has an endowment valued at about $113M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Illinois State University grew 17.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $173M 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. $10.8M - Federal

  2. $2.26M - State

  3. $62.5k - Local

As of 2017, Illinois State University received $10.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.26M from state grants and contracts, and $62.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$375M

2017 Salaries

90.8%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Illinois State University paid a median of $375M in salaries, which represents 63.4% of their overall expenditure ($592M) and a 90.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.92% decline from 2015 and a 0.934% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$62.9M

Instructional Salaries

866

Number of Employees

In 2017, Illinois State University paid a total of $62.9M to 866 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

269 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

506 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Illinois State University were Associate professor with 269 employees; Professor with 228 employees; and Professor with 185 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 506 employees; Service with 427 employees; and Management with 346 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Illinois State University was Male Professor with 141 employees, Female Associate professor with 136 employees, and Female Lecturer with 133 employees.

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

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