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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

According to its mission statement, "Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. Students learn the methods and results of free and rigorous inquiry in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, guided by a faculty known for its excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service. The University community is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning experiences within a student-centered campus culture. Throughout their education, students refine their abilities to reason and to communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens and leaders." [Source]

Website: http://www.eiu.edu/

D

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6,903
Undergraduate
Enrollment
35%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$12,562
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$14,930
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

14:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
6.1%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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Curriculum last evaluated: 7/8/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.