The Charleston Community
EIU'S Mission Statement
History of EIU
Founded nearly two centuries ago, Charleston is a place with a proud past and an exciting future. The city has a population of approximately 20,000 and is the county seat of Coles County.
Charleston has a rich historical tradition. Abraham Lincoln visited Charleston often, on his way to spend time with his father and stepmother, who lived south of the city. Charleston was the site of one of the debates between Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas as the two politicians addressed serious national issues in 1858.
Charleston is situated in the rich, black-earth farmland of east central Illinois. It is located 165 miles south of Chicago, 115 miles northeast of St. Louis and 120 miles west of Indianapolis. The city is served by rail, and motor freight services.
For additional information on Charleston visit: Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce
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.
The University was established as Eastern Illinois State Normal School in 1895 by the Illinois General Assembly. In response to growth and change, the institution became Eastern Illinois State Teachers College in 1921, Eastern Illinois State College in 1947, and Eastern Illinois University in 1957. The University grants bachelor's, master's, and specialist's degrees.
Grant Accountant: Ramey Martin, Business Office
Legal Name of Applicant: The Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University
FEIN Number: 37-6013590
DUNS Number: 62-484-7984
Department of Human Rights: 106078-00
Federalwide Assurance (FWA) Number: FWA00005604
Animal Welfare Assurance Number: Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Congressional District: 15 (Mary Miller)
Illinois House District: 110 (Chris Miller)
Illinois Senate District: 55 (Darren Bailey)
Federally Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate: 45% of salaries and wages
Cognizant Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Date of Federally Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement: February 13, 2019
SURS - 12.32% (Effective 7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022)
12.83% (Effective 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2023)
(Self-managed Retirement Savings Plan 7.60%)
FICA (employee) - 1.45%
FICA+SSA (student) - 7.65% if not enrolled in at least 6 semester hours.
Authorized Institutional Official: University Address:
Paul A. McCann 600 Lincoln Avenue
Director of Business Services/Treasurer Charleston, IL 61920
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
1102 Blair Hall