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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,451 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
12,078 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
88.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,296 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Illinois State University is $9,827, which is $2,836 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,451, which is 147% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,925 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,415.

In 2016, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Illinois State University received 12,078 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.5% annual decline. Out of those 12,078 applicants, 10,735 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.9% acceptance rate.

There were 21,039 students enrolled at Illinois State University in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Illinois State University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Illinois State University has a total enrollment of 21,039 students. The full-time enrollment at Illinois State University is 18,694 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,345. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at Illinois State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Illinois State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.2% White, 9.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.04% Black or African American, 2.69% Two or More Races, 2.11% Asian, 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.08% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Illinois State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.32%), followed by White Male (1.56%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.24%).

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In 2016, 717 more women than men graduated from Illinois State University. The majority of students graduating from Illinois State University are White. These 4,485 graduates mean that there were 13 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 346 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Illinois State University is Elementary Education & Teaching with 247 graduates, followed by General Finance with 220 graduates and General Agriculture with 214 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Illinois State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 217 graduates, followed by Human Sciences with 206 graduates and History with 104 graduates.


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Illinois State University has an endowment valued at nearly $101M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.04M (2.99%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Illinois State University had a total expenditure of $553M. Of that $553M, they spent $215M on salaries and $138M on benefits.

Illinois State University employs 261 Associate professors, 219 Professors, and 203 Assistant professors. Most academics at Illinois State University are Male Professors (134), Male Associate professors (134), and Female Lecturers (129).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Illinois State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 460 employees, Service, with 417 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 349 employees.



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