Eastern Illinois University - Main Campus

Charleston, IL4 years

School Type: Public

Online + Campus

Religious Affiliation: None

Accredited: Yes

Website: https://www.eiu.edu/

Eastern Illinois University offers a flexible and comprehensive MA in Political Science with a public administration and policy focus, suitable for a fast-paced completion. Its commitment to mentoring, alongside internship and independent study opportunities, supports student career development in government and non-profit sectors.

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Eastern Illinois University Quick Facts

Admission Rate

71.74% of applicants were admitted in the last academic year, indicating a moderately selective admissions process.

71.74%

Graduation Rate

50.74% of students graduated within the expected timeframe, reflecting strong student engagement and support.

50.74%

In-state Tuition

The average tuition for full-time students is $12,562 per academic year.

$12,562

Out-of-State Tuition

The average tuition for full-time students is $14,930 per academic year.

$14,930

School Size

Our school has a total enrollment of 4,616 students, providing a vibrant and diverse community.

4,616

Average Earnings

Graduates report an average earning of $46,000in their first year after graduation.

$46,000

Admissions Overview

Admission Rate Overall71.74%
ACT Scores Midpoint Math21
SAT Scores Average OverallNot Provided
SAT Scores Midpoint Math500
ACT Scores Midpoint English21
ACT Scores Midpoint WritingNot Provided
SAT Scores Midpoint WritingNot Provided
ACT Scores Midpoint Cumulative20
SAT Scores Midpoint Critical Reading520

Eastern Illinois University Financial Aid & Loans

Student Loans

Federal Loan Rate
38.44%
Loan Principal
$15,722
Students with Any Loan
87.844%

Median Debt

Completers Overall
$21,500
Non-completers
$8746

Median Debt by Income

Income 0 - 30,000
$15,075
Income 30,001 - 75,000
$15,091
Income > 75,000
$16,750

Median Debt by Student Type

Dependent Students
$15,000
Independent Students
$16,718
Pell Grant Recipients
$16,463
No Pell Grant
$15,000

Median Debt by Gender

Female Students
$16,500
Male Students
$15,000

Median Debt by Generation

First Generation Students
$15,750
Non-First Generation Students
$15,419

Eastern Illinois University Student Demographics & Diversity

Student Demographics

A breakdown of student population by race.

Student Size: 4,616+

57.6%
21.0%
9.3%
4.7%
3.4%
2.4%
1.3%
0.2%
0.1%

Eastern Illinois University Graduate Earnings

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Mean Earnings by Bracket

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