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EIU recognized as a top 12 online college in America


Several EIU online programs also earn high rankings from


(Charleston, IL) recently released its list of best online schools and programs for 2020. Eastern Illinois University was ranked in the Top 12 online institutions in the United States, and the rankings also included several of EIU’s highly ranked individual online programs.

EIU programs earning acclaim in this year’s rankings include its online history degree program, its online master’s in history degree program, its online MBA degree program, its online RN to BSN degree program, its online gerontology degree program, and its masters in public policy degree program. is a student-focused publication that provides unbiased research to help prospective students make informed decisions about their higher education programs and pursuits.

EIU was listed amidst hundreds of other competing institutions across the nation.’s comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 1,604 accredited colleges and universities. Programs are evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment.

The 2020 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations.

To view the complete list of 2020’s best online programs, visit offers curated guides which include the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships and even study strategies. With comprehensive, user-friendly guides and hundreds of program rankings, is a trusted source among students and prospective students. To learn more, please visit  

For more information about EIU, or to learn more about its growing assortment of programs and services, visit the university’s website at, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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