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Study at Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University is a Public State University and was established in 1895. EIU ranks in the top half of US News and Report's rankings of Masters Universities within the Midwest region. It was originally established as a teacher's college offering two-year degrees, but later it expanded its curriculum to include Bachelors and Masters degrees in fields of arts, sciences and humanities.

EIU enrolls more than 12, 000 students each term and has over 2, 000 faculty and staff. The university includes Colleges of Science, Education and Professional Studies, Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology Program, and the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences. Other academic divisions include the Graduate School, Honors College and School of Continuing Education.

EIU's sports teams are known as the Panthers.

Profile of Eastern Illinois University

Students attend Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Eastern Illinois University degrees go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in education and teaching and liberal arts.

Eastern Illinois University Selectivity

Eastern Illinois University is selective and does not offer open admission.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 12, 179 students at Eastern Illinois University .

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Eastern Illinois University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Ohio Valley Conference.

Eastern Illinois University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching935elementary school teaching, educational administration, physical education teaching, special ed, health teaching, technical teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, school Counselling, . . .
Liberal Arts759liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, history, English, sociology, political science, economics, interdisciplinary studies, . . .
Business and Management358management science, finance, marketing, business management, accounting, business and related services, MIS
Therapy and Counselling206psychology, communication disorders, clinical psychology, school psychology, Counselling psychology
Family and Social Work189family and consumer science
Engineering Technician109industrial tech, quality and safety tech, engineering technician, computer tech courses
Science94biology, physics, chemistry, geology, ecology, botany, zoology
Art Studies60art studies
Computer Science and Engineering34computer and info science courses, computer services management
Mathematics31mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy31parks and recreation management
Drama and Performing Arts11drama
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Engineering2various engineering courses
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing

Contact: Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University

600 Lincoln Avenue

Charleston, IL 61920

General Phone: (217) 581-5000


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