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Eastern Illinois University was one of only two of Illinois' independent, non-system universities demonstrating a fall 2019 enrollment gain. This is the second consecutive fall-to-fall increase for EIU, which was again recently recognized as a top Illinois institution*. *Eastern Illinois University is ranked the topmost independent public regional university in Illinois, according to data released in September 2019 by U.S. News & World Report. USNWR Data also shows that Eastern ranks as the third-highest independent public university in the Midwest. | news
The foundation of the State Farm insurance company donated $100,000 to Eastern Illinois University for computer lab and networking upgrades. | news
The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Charleston conferred 151 bachelor's degrees and 107 master's degrees in education programs. | news
Eastern Illinois University was one of only 27 institutions in the U.S. that earned the distinction. | news
EIU alum and Illinois Natural History Survey mycologist Andrew Miller
helped create the first comprehensive checklist of North American fungi. | news
Business owners are taking the news of Eastern Illinois University's enrollment increase well, with some reportedly planning renovations and other changes to prepare for a growing student population. | news
EIU retained its status as the top Illinois public school in its class in the 2019 annual USNWR rankings. | news
Early indications suggest that EIU’s first-time freshmen enrollment numbers will increase by more than 20 percent, and that the university is also likely to see upticks to its transfer, online and graduate student enrollments as well. | news
EIU's senior wide receiver Alexander Hollins leads the nation with nine touchdown catches and ranks second in receiving yards (601) and receptions per game (8.6). | news
After a 5 percent increase in EIU's spring 2018 enrollment, EIU is expecting an increase in overall headcount and more than a 20 percent increase in its freshmen enrollment in fall 2018. | news