Point of Pride
Illinois State students complete their degrees on time. Our retention rate remains among the highest in the nation at over 78.6 percent, and our high graduation rate (69.1 percent) is well above the national average.
We're the only university in Illinois with advisors specially trained to work with first-year students. That's one reason why 79% of our freshmen return for sophomore year.
Professor Jin Jo from Illinois State’s Center for Renewable Energy works with the U.S. Department of Energy to bring solar power to college campuses.
Faculty Quick Facts
- 17-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio
- 85% of classes are taught by professors rather than graduate assistants
- 97% of professors hold highest degree in their field
Civic engagement is a core value at Illinois State. We’re one of only 50 U.S. colleges to be named a Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Leadership Institution.