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Illinois State is a public graduate school in Normal, Illinois. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 2,528 graduate students. Of the 41 graduate programs offered at Illinois State University, 6 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Illinois State University are Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Business, and Accounting. 49% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
2,528
Part-Time Grad Students
1,238
Research Assistants
228
Teaching Assistants
468
Racial Diversity
  • White
    74.9%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    10.3%
  • African American
    5.2%
  • Hispanic
    5.1%
  • Multiracial
    2%
  • Asian
    1.6%
  • Unknown
    0.7%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 3 responses
Report
  • Down-to-earth
    33%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Intellectual
    33%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 3 responses
Report
  • Great brand name
    33%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    67%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.3 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 3 responses
  • $25K-$50K
    33%
  • <$25K
    67%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 3 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    33%
  • <$50K
    33%
  • Did not graduate yet
    33%
100%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.3 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$55,193
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$854
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,700
National
$184,700
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Illinois State University Reviews

12 reviews
I can't even imagine going to a different university. My experience there was great! I met my life long best friend and interacted with such amazing people. my professors were, overall, great people who didn't act like they were above anyone. The only complaint I had was the way the university handled sexual assault cases. I went to a meeting with the Title X people and their responses for how they appropriately handle speaking with sexual assault victims was extremely unimpressive and upsetting. I felt the need to question them intensely. Otherwise, campus was a great place to be!
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All the the faculty is extremely helpful and genuinely enjoy teaching. I am excited to learn more. However, the administrative personnel and processes could be better.
I really liked the amount of graduate assistantships that this University offers, it gives a lot of students the opportunity to get their tuition covered.