Eastern Illinois University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,543

0.898% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,788

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

46.9%

8,420 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

7,415

79.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

57.3%

829 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 (173 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (167 degrees), and General Communication (147 degrees).

In 2016, 2,403 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Illinois University. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,792 degrees), 5.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (299 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $8,543, which is $-11,617 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $8,543, which is $-11,617 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,788.

In 2016, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,543

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Eastern Illinois University was $8,543. The cost of tuition at Eastern Illinois University is $-11,617 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,788

2016 Value

4.89%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Eastern Illinois University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,788. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Eastern Illinois University grew by 4.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,880

Room and Board

$150

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Illinois University was of $9,880 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $150. The cost of room and board increased by 1.45% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Eastern Illinois University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.74% with respect to 2015, when 73% 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.

6.4%

2015 Default Rate

173

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Illinois University was 6.4%, which represents 173 out of the 2704 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 8,420 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.5% annual decline. Out of those 8,420 applicants, 3,947 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.9% acceptance rate.

There were 7,415 students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Illinois University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,947

Accepted Out of 8,420

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Illinois University was 46.9% (3,947 admissions from 8,420 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 50.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -7.5%, while admissions declined by -13.7%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Illinois University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Illinois University has a total enrollment of 7,415 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Illinois University is 5,916 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,499. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.1% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 6.06% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0674% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (16.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,415 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Illinois University is 5,916 and the part-time enrollment is 1,499. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2016 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 71%. 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

    4,904

  2. Black or African American

    1,226

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    449

The enrolled student population at Eastern Illinois University is 66.1% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 6.06% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0674% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 149 students (2.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 383 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Illinois University. The majority of degree recipients at Eastern Illinois University are white (1,792 degrees awarded). There were 5.99 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (299 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Illinois University is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (173 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (167 degrees) and General Communication (147 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (236 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (162 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (131 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Miscellaneous managers (222,556 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (215,372 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (124,818 people), Marketing & sales managers (108,988 people), and Postsecondary teachers (78,852 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (236 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (162 degrees), Engineering Technologies (131 degrees), Communications (166 degrees), and History (47 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (236 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (162 degrees), Engineering Technologies (131 degrees), Communications (166 degrees), and History (47 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 (397,261 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (228,975 people), Hospitals (161,041 people), Computer Systems Design (136,104 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (120,879 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Illinois University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (236 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (162 degrees), Engineering Technologies (131 degrees), Communications (166 degrees), and History (47 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. 173 degrees awarded

  2. 167 degrees awarded

  3. 147 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Illinois University was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 173 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,010

  2. 1,393

In 2016, 1,010 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Illinois University, which is 0.725 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,393).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Illinois University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 2.21 times more than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 148 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Illinois University in General Family & Consumer Sciences, which is 10.6 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 33% of students graduating from Eastern Illinois University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Illinois University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.45% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,792 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    299 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Illinois University is white (1,792 degrees awarded). There were 5.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (299 degrees).

1.66% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,060 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    732 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    188 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eastern Illinois University is white female (1,060 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (732 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at nearly $53.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $48 (0.0000904%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Eastern Illinois University had a total expenditure of $244M. Of that $244M, they spent $103M on salaries and $244M on benefits.

Eastern Illinois University employs 149 Professors, 113 Associate professors, and 96 Instructors. Most academics at Eastern Illinois University are Male Professors (85), Male Associate professors(70), and Female Professors (64).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University are: Service, with 159 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 143 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 124 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$53.1M

2015 Endowment

21.1%

growth from 2014

Eastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at about $53.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Illinois University grew 21.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.2M 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. $664k - Federal

  2. $1.84M - State

  3. $148k - Local

As of 2015, Eastern Illinois University received $664k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.84M from state grants and contracts, and $148k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$103M

Salary Expenditure

$244M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Eastern Illinois University had a total expenditure of $244M. Of that $244M, they spent $103M on salaries and $244M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Eastern Illinois University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$103M

2015 Salaries

4.06%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Eastern Illinois University paid a median of $103M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($244M) and a 4.06% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.65% decline from 2013 and a 0.805% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.4M

Instructional Salaries

473

Number of Employees

In 2015, Eastern Illinois University paid a total of $35.4M to 473 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

149 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

159 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University were Professor with 149 employees; Associate professor with 113 employees; and Associate professor with 96 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University were Service with 159 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 143 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 124 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Illinois University was Male Professor with 85 employees, Male Associate professor with 70 employees, and Female Professor with 64 employees.

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

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