2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$21,033

Net Price

92%

Admitted

31%

Enrolled

67%

Graduation Rate

19/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Illinois State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 20,233. In 2021, there were 297 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #17 in Illinois and ranks #353 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Post Master Certificate, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

297

Total Enrollment

20,233

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Illinois State University

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#17

Illinois Rank

Combining ranking factors for 53 schools that offer psychology degrees in Illinois, Illinois State University ranks #17.

#353

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Illinois State University ranks #353.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Illinois State University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, General Psychology and Social Work. At the post master certificate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and School Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and School Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPMCPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology675
Counseling Psychology6
General Psychology15518
School Psychology75
Social Work6028
Total Graduates215581410
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs Student Counseling Services
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 11,913 students applied to the Illinois State University. The university admitted 92% and 31% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Illinois universities is 7,762. On average, all Illinois institutions admit 71% and 26% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Illinois State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 83%. Compared to all Illinois four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Illinois State University is 67%, compared to 57% for all Illinois universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare ISU to Illinois Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Illinois State University to the average of all Illinois four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

ISU

11,913

Applicants

92%

Percent Admitted

31%

Percent Enrolled

83%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

67%

Graduation Rate

IL Colleges

7,762

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 878 or 75% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 296 or 25% part-time faculty members employed at Illinois State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 878 or 75%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

ISU

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

75%

Percent Full-Time

25%

Percent Part-Time

75%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

IL Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

51%

Percent Full-Time

49%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Illinois State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $10,932, and the average cost for books and supplies is $830.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $7,805 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,968.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Illinois State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Illinois State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,146
On-Campus Living Expenses$5,856
Total Living Expenses$16,002
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$10,932
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$830
Total Undergraduate Expenses$27,764
In-State, Graduate Tuition$7,805
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,968
Total Graduate Expenses$9,773
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Illinois State University is $21,033. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Illinois State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$13,783$13,770
$30,001 – $48,000$14,982$15,261
$48,001 – $75,000$19,293$18,842
$75,001 – $110,000$24,998$24,690
$110,001 and more$26,767$26,867
US Department of Education

Compare Illinois State University to all Illinois universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

ISU

$27,764

Cost to Attend

$9,553

Average Financial Aid

95%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,033

Net Price

IL Colleges

$38,884

Cost to Attend

$15,853

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,618

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 3,142 or 95%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 14,151 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,553.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid14,151$9,553
Pell Grants5,377$4,824
Federal Student Loans8,962$6,215
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Illinois State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

ISU

14,151

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

5,377

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

8,962

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

IL Colleges

3,454

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,580

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

1,665

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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