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About EIU

About EIU

Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.

Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

A variety of excellent on-campus housing opportunities are available on the safe, compact 320-acre campus. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees -- year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.


Eastern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

In addition, the following academic programs at EIU are also accredited:

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation
  • Accounting
  • Applied Engineering and Technology
  • Art
  • Athletic Training
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • Community/School Counseling
  • Community Health Option (Health Studies)
  • Dietetics Option (Family and Consumer Sciences)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Journalistm
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Recreation Administration
  • Theatre Arts