Illinois State University

Normal, IL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 17,632
Graduate Enrollment: 2,559
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Midsize (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 91.54%

Male/Female: 44% / 56% (2017)

First generation college students: 29.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,125
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1000 - 1200

2022 Median Admit ACT: 24
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 21 - 27

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 63.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 43.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 31.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 23.7% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 70.2%
Black: 10.1%
Hispanic: 12.4%
Asian: 2.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.6%
Non-resident alien: 0.7%
Unknown race: 0.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $31,753
In-State tuition: $15,319
Out-of-State tuition: $26,843

Estimated books and supplies: $830 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,146 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,856 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,462 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,856 (2022)

Average Family Income: $86,466 (2017)
Median Family Income: $67,100 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 29.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 49.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $20,482 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $217 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,770
$30k-48k $15,261
$48k-75k $18,842
$75k-110k $24,690
$110k+ $26,867

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 48%
6-year graduation rate: 67%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 98.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $20,482 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,000 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $16,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $17,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 78.0% (2015)
@3 year 81.2% (2017)
@5 year 83.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 59.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 67.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $43,353 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $53,765 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 28 $22,375 $252 $41,932 ($3,494) $46,915 ($3,910)
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 24 $20,322 $208 $43,451 ($3,621) $45,159 ($3,763)
Master's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 18 $45,266 ($3,772)
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 55 $23,125 $217 $33,451 ($2,788)
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 36 $22,500 $205 $35,097 ($2,925)
Bachelor's Degree Legal Support Services. 16
Master's Degree Chemistry. 10
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 19
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 97 $23,125 $220 $37,537 ($3,128) $43,761 ($3,647)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 11
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 9
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 143 $23,621 $216 $32,585 ($2,715) $38,684 ($3,224)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Library Science and Administration. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 109 $24,672 $223 $31,736 ($2,645) $48,863 ($4,072)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 14
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 25 $22,500 $239 $33,792 ($2,816)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 60 $20,309 $209 $52,139 ($4,345) $56,681 ($4,723)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 22
Graduate/Professional Certificate Gerontology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 119 $22,000 $204 $36,792 ($3,066) $39,169 ($3,264)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 67 $21,250 $209 $34,503 ($2,875) $58,378 ($4,865)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 22
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 134 $22,000 $217 $31,850 ($2,654) $49,195 ($4,100)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 21
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 9
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 153 $22,531 $201 $36,853 ($3,071) $54,043 ($4,504)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 6
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 60 $25,000 $264 $35,679 ($2,973) $44,486 ($3,707)
Master's Degree Social Work. 26 $357 $43,954 ($3,663) $55,700 ($4,642)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 38 $205 $50,732 ($4,228) $61,156 ($5,096)
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 19 $21,500 $213 $42,213 ($3,518) $56,840 ($4,737)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 26 $25,000 $244 $39,328 ($3,277) $46,127 ($3,844)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 38 $25,470 $254 $58,230 ($4,853) $57,984 ($4,832)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 46 $22,250 $212 $59,705 ($4,975) $76,175 ($6,348)
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 45 $18,892 $188 $29,027 ($2,419)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 180 $23,075 $207 $67,518 ($5,627) $72,761 ($6,063)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 32 $330 $104,541 ($8,712) $111,270 ($9,273)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 5
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 142 $17,500 $159 $45,603 ($3,800) $64,538 ($5,378)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 35 $267 $80,139 ($6,678) $92,203 ($7,684)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 21
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 215 $22,482 $215 $57,258 ($4,772) $72,270 ($6,023)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 64 $191 $63,956 ($5,330) $82,565 ($6,880)
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 221 $18,750 $167 $44,494 ($3,708) $54,069 ($4,506)
Master's Degree Agriculture, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 198 $20,125 $207 $37,027 ($3,086) $49,576 ($4,131)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 35 $225 $45,002 ($3,750) $50,947 ($4,246)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 43 $148 $41,754 ($3,480) $50,928 ($4,244)
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 34 $23,500 $220 $33,015 ($2,751) $45,989 ($3,832)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 84 $22,500 $228 $41,076 ($3,423) $53,696 ($4,475)
Bachelor's Degree Graphic Communications. 14 $49,738 ($4,145) $49,242 ($4,104)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 56 $22,250 $212 $62,489 ($5,207) $75,982 ($6,332)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 36
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Systems Analysis. 20
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 57 $22,500 $234 $75,264 ($6,272) $89,443 ($7,454)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Software and Media Applications. 3
Bachelor's Degree Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 12 $48,597 ($4,050) $71,772 ($5,981)
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 25
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 5
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 64 $52,013 ($4,334) $48,560 ($4,047)
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 12
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 16 $25,333 $257 $43,391 ($3,616)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Anthropology. 5
Master's Degree Archeology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 21 $25,000 $159 $45,319 ($3,777) $56,964 ($4,747)
Master's Degree Economics. 20
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 18 $15,500 $178 $43,910 ($3,659)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 98 $22,201 $217 $31,296 ($2,608) $51,900 ($4,325)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 10
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 73 $25,000 $220 $34,524 ($2,877) $48,082 ($4,007)
Master's Degree Sociology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 34 $24,986 $258 $41,659 ($3,472)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 41 $24,246 $228 $23,023 ($1,919) $32,135 ($2,678)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 9
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 73 $20,125 $188 $31,932 ($2,661) $42,181 ($3,515)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 11
Bachelor's Degree Music. 39 $20,500 $217 $32,723 ($2,727) $37,981 ($3,165)
Master's Degree Music. 30 $358 $34,192 ($2,849) $37,243 ($3,104)
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, Other. 31 $22,000 $232 $31,461 ($2,622) $35,909 ($2,992)
Master's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, Other. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 66 $20,500 $207 $52,503 ($4,375)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 247 $20,500 $197 $55,036 ($4,586) $72,770 ($6,064)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 26 $19,059 $203 $50,264 ($4,189) $60,942 ($5,079)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 27 $16,250 $180 $58,595 ($4,883) $79,687 ($6,641)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 168 $23,250 $228 $46,693 ($3,891) $62,470 ($5,206)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 291 $20,500 $206 $48,486 ($4,041) $63,704 ($5,309)
Bachelor's Degree Insurance. 53 $19,500 $201 $57,046 ($4,754) $72,258 ($6,022)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Management. 51 $21,500 $209 $67,013 ($5,584) $89,484 ($7,457)
Bachelor's Degree History. 92 $23,125 $228 $37,624 ($3,135) $44,568 ($3,714)
Master's Degree History. 8
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 13 $66,635 ($5,553)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 10
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 152 $20,436 $207 $44,707 ($3,726) $49,411 ($4,118)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 24 $53,877 ($4,490)
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 32
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 21 $171 $41,812 ($3,484) $44,278 ($3,690)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 14 $30,719 ($2,560)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 21 $24,875 $239
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 396 $22,500 $221 $40,743 ($3,395) $44,069 ($3,672)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 123 $24,149 $221 $39,645 ($3,304) $47,981 ($3,998)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 25 $52,161 ($4,347)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 3
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 32 $19,500 $188 $60,012 ($5,001)
Bachelor's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 13
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 15 $23,000 $170 $53,668 ($4,472) $72,584 ($6,049)
Master's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 51 $60,737 ($5,061)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 9


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $76,788
Full time faculty: 76%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 19.0

School's endowment start of year: $151,372,576 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $201,100,618 (2022)