Going out-of-state for a world-class college education doesn’t have to cost more than staying close to home.
At Illinois State University, select students from other states receive tuition rates comparable to our in-state tuition, a savings of approximately $11,000 per year or $44,000 over four years. You will qualify if you meet one of the following conditions:
In addition to being affordable, Illinois State is ranked in the top 100 public colleges by U.S. News and World Report, highlighted for our 71.5 percent graduation rate which well exceeds the national average of 56 percent. Our retention rate of 82 percent also tops the national average by more than 15 percentage points.
Students can choose from 165 bachelor’s degree options including nationally recognized education and business programs, strong traditions in the arts and sciences, and emerging fields such as renewable energy and information technology. Learn more about our majors.
Illinois State University students come from 91 of the 102 Illinois counties; 48 of the United States; and 67 countries outside the U.S.
On-Campus Total Enrollment: 20,615
Undergraduate Students: 18,155
Graduate Students: 2,460
Fall 2015 Freshmen:
Fall 2015 Transfer Students:
Bloomington-Normal is a twin-city community of around 125,000 people located within three hours of Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Find out more about Bloomington-Normal.
At Illinois State, your rate for tuition will be locked in for four years as a new, incoming undergraduate student which allows for long-term planning and peace of mind. Some majors qualify for additional time based on the length of the program.
The estimates below are calculated based on a student who takes 15 credit hours each semester, lives on campus with a roommate, and selects the seven-day unlimited meal plan. Books, supplies, transportation, clothing, recreation, and other expenses are not paid directly to the University, but should be considered as you are budgeting.
|Tuition and fees*||$14,062|
|Room and board||$9,850|
*Unless you qualify for in-state tuition based on the guidelines to the left, tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $25,170.