Illinois State University

Normal, IL

Illinois State University

North and School Streets
Normal, IL 61790-1000
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4.1607 Based on 14 Reviews
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Illinois State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1475 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Administration of Special Education
 
 
 
5
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
66
4
 
 
Biology Teacher Education
 
12
 
 
 
Business Teacher Education
 
3
 
 
 
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
 
8
 
 
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
 
 
21
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
64
 
12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
86
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals In Secondary Special Education Programs
 
 
 
0
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
 
 
 
9
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
 
 
 
0
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
 
 
 
8
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness
 
 
 
7
 
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
13
0
11
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
0
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
210
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
97
11
 
9
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
 
 
0
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
 
7
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
5
 
 
 
General Studies
 
99
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
 
43
 
 
Health Teacher Education
 
32
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
100
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
44
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
1
Music Teacher Education
 
27
8
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
42
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
9
 
 
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
 
 
 
0
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
23
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
152
24
0
6
Special Education and Teaching, Other
 
 
 
8
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
129
35
 
 
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
 
 
 
5
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
 
 
2
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
3
 
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
 
7
 
 
 
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
 
 
6
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1345 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
215
64
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
142
35
 
 
Economics, General
 
21
20
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
 
24
18
 
 
Finance, General
 
247
 
 
 
Insurance
 
53
 
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
26
 
 
 
Management Science
 
168
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
291
 
 
 
Organizational Leadership
 
 
 
0
 
Project Management
 
 
 
21
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

669 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
26
 
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
132
76
 
18
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
38
 
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
45
 
 
 
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
0
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
1
 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
 
19
 
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
67
 
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
5
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
6
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
 
24
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
180
32
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

653 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
16
7
 
 
Anthropology, Other
 
 
 
5
 
Archeology
 
 
1
 
 
Counseling Psychology
 
 
9
 
 
European Studies/Civilization
 
1
 
 
 
History, General
 
92
8
 
 
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
55
 
 
 
Library and Information Science
 
 
 
3
 
Philosophy
 
14
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
98
10
 
 
Psychology, General
 
134
21
 
 
School Psychology
 
 
 
5
3
Social Work
 
60
26
 
 
Sociology
 
73
5
 
 
Women's Studies
 
 
 
7
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

370 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
18
 
 
 
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
1
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
109
14
 
3
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
25
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
21
10
 
 
Environmental Health
 
22
 
 
 
Geography
 
18
 
 
 
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
 
3
3
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
19
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
60
22
 
 
Physics, General
 
22
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

255 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
25
 
5
 
Computer Science
 
57
 
 
 
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
 
 
 
20
 
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
 
12
 
0
 
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Graphic Communications, General
 
14
 
 
 
Information Technology
 
56
36
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
27
 
 
 
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
 
 
 
3
 

222 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agriculture, General
 
221
1
 
 

205 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
41
9
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
7
7
 
 
Interior Design
 
34
 
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
18
 
 
 
Music, General
 
21
30
 
 
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
 
31
7
 
 
Writing, General
 
 
 
0
 

187 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
 
34
 
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
69
 
 
 
Public Relations/Image Management
 
84
 
 
 

126 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
2
 
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
 
26
 
 
 
Engineering Technology, General
 
32
 
 
 
Industrial Technology/Technician
 
15
51
 
 

119 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
119
 
 
 

96 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles, General
 
36
 
 
 
Construction Management
 
51
 
 
 
Quality Control Technology/Technician
 
 
 
9
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Illinois State University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
 
 
 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
 
 
 
 
Library and Information Science
 
 
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Student Counseling Services)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels (Mennonite College of Nursing)
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels (Mennonite College of Nursing)
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels (Mennonite College of Nursing)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPB) ? Baccalaureate only level programs offered outside a school of public health
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.2857142857143 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Elementary Education, Class of 1999

    On site year long practicum student teaching

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Sociology/ History/Education, Class of 1996

    It is one of the best at preparing teachers for real classroom environments.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music ed, Class of 1989

    Teaching practice at a lab school, in-depth instrument training, outstanding Ed courses

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2008

    on site job fairs and interviews

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Master of Science- Communication , Class of 2011

    Professional organizations, internship credit for courses, internship matching, hands-on learning, mentoring

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Social Work, Class of 2002

    An internship required before receiving the degree.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminal Justice, Class of 2007

    Career Consulting, Career Center, Job Fairs

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2014

    Career fairs, opportunities to meet with representatives from different companies, and a career center where students could go to get help with their resumes, take part in mock interviews, and learn the basics for how to act in formal meetings, etc.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2006

    5 year integrated MBA program. Internship opportunities with large corporations. Low student to faculty ratio.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 2014

    Researching skills, time management skills, critical thinking skills

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication, Class of 2011

    A Career Center (for interviewing, resume, networking, and internship tips and help), as well as multiple keystone and professional practice courses. Additionally there are a lot of extracurricular networking opportunities hosted by the individual departments to help students identify other alums in their industry that they can meet and network with.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.2142857142857 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Elementary Education, Class of 1999

    There is a wide variety. Most there were there to party a lot. I was more interested in growing in my chosen career path.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Sociology/ History/Education, Class of 1996

    Friendly. Middle-class. Intelligent. Socially conscious.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS in Physical Education, Class of 1999

    Large percentage of the population was from Chicago, ISU is in the middle of the state. so it has lots of rural area. Locals have gotten better at accepting the student population

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music ed, Class of 1989

    campus emptied out on weekends. Not a great deal of diversity back then. But very friendly and energetic/vibrant.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Master of Science- Communication , Class of 2011

    Large population of caucasian, upper middle class, suburban roots, but with good opportunities for diversity inclusion. "party school with a purpose"- ISU students work hard and play hard.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Accounting, Class of 1986

    Oriented to working in a large city

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Social Work, Class of 2002

    Most were from small towns near the university or the town the university was in. At least within my major, most were female and most were hardworking.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminal Justice, Class of 2007

    State school students. Heavy female student body. Open and very nice.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2014

    This is a very vague open-ended question. The majority of students at ISU were there for either teaching or nursing. The mix was of students felt predominately white, but it certainly wasn't segregated by any means.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2006

    Diverse student body. Not a lot of school pride.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 2014

    A diverse group of students

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication, Class of 2011

    Really active, diverse, educated student population. The culture is open and welcoming and very focused on providing a safe, practical, broad-based curriculum to all students regardless of background or major.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.2857142857143 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    BS in Physical Education, Class of 1999

    Not huge, added many computer areas, and computer in the classrooms. Diverse dining has come around

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music ed, Class of 1989

    Music hall was awesome. Classrooms didn't look much different from when my parents attended. Computer labs?

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2008

    about half new and state of the art, half old refitted buildings

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Master of Science- Communication , Class of 2011

    Above average dining halls and dorms. Standard classrooms. Some nice state of the art labs in the communication area (social media analytics) but not sure about the "hard" sciences.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Accounting, Class of 1986

    Excellent computer labs, dorms are ok

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Social Work, Class of 2002

    Old. I did not live in a dorm or use dining halls - I lived in family housing (which was also quite old but has since been torn down since I graduated).

    2 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2014

    I thought the majority of facilities were very nice.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2006

    Good computer labs, dorms were a mix of new and old, classrooms were being upgraded almost the entire time I was there, dining halls were varied, some new, some old, some buffet style, some a la carte, but a good mix.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, Class of 1998

    Easy to access and plentiful

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.8571428571429 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Elementary Education, Class of 1999

    There was a wide variety ....

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music ed, Class of 1989

    Concerts, sporting events, Greek stuff

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Master of Science- Communication , Class of 2011

    Hanging out on the quad. LARP on the quad (unique). Tons of registered student organizations. PRIDE has large presence.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Accounting, Class of 1986

    Student Nurses Organization, pub crawls, some parades

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Social Work, Class of 2002

    Not sure. I was busy only attending class and raising my child.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2006

    There was a good theatre program. Greek life was pretty popular.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, Class of 1998

    There were a lot of student activities.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication, Class of 2011

    Too many to list - there are over 350 registered student organizations on campus - in addition to the athletics programs and extracurricular activities hosted daily.

    5 Rated January 2016
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