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High Retention and Graduation Rate

Our retention remains among the highest in the nation and our high graduation rate is 23 percent above the national average.

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Your Investment

Our rising graduation rate, high alumni earning power, and overall affordability make Illinois State one of the best values in the Midwest. And your tuition is locked in for 4 years, giving you peace of mind.

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You've Earned It

If you have a 1200 SAT (or equivalent ACT) and a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale GPA, you'll qualify for a merit scholarship.

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Be ready

Our career center prepares you so you're ready when 500+ employers visit campus each year.

On-the-job training

Grow your professional network before you graduate. Internship advisors and job fairs help you pave the way.

Set for success

Grad school in your future? Our undergraduate programs set you up for success. We even have an advisor just for pre-professional students.

Carve your own path

Compete to earn big bucks in the Startup Showcase, or major in entrepreneurship.