Illinois College

Illinois College

Illinois College is a residential, private, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois. The college was founded in 1829 by a group of students from Yale University. The college offers over 40 programs through 16 departments leading to bachelor's of arts or bachelor's of science degrees.

The athletics teams of Illinois College are members of the Midwest Conference. The school sponsors baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, cheerleading, tennis and volleyball teams. Illinois College houses more than 75 clubs and organizations.

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Illinois College
1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville , IL 62650-2299
General Phone: (217) 245-3000

Illinois College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts91Germanic languages and literature, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, ...
Science40biology, environmental biology, physics
Business and Management25accounting, managerial economics, finance, MIS
Education and Teaching22elementary school teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching
Therapy and Counseling15psychology
Art Studies9art studies
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Religion and Philosophy1religion
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Illinois College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree21628

Illinois College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Illinois College had a total enrollment of 1,014 students (977 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 63%
(Foreign Students) 37%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 49%
20-21 39%
22-24 9%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Illinois College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Illinois College Room and Board (2007)

Illinois College offers campus housing for 827 of its 977 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Jacksonville, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Illinois College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2028
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Illinois College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,300
Room and board $ 7,600
Room charge $ 3,370
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,230
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 1,320

Financial Aid:
Illinois College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 168800)

Illinois College Faculty

Illinois College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track96
Non-tenured and not on tenure track711

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$70,8037$69,036
Associate professoracademic year14$56,91410$58,342
Assistant professoracademic year14$50,5118$48,335
Instructoracademic year0*9$37,904
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year41$58,80934$52,779

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Illinois College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Midwest Conference
Basketball Midwest Conference
Baseball Midwest Conference
Track Midwest Conference

Illinois College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Environmental Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Illinois College Apart:

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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 14%Illinois College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in liberal arts
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 15%Illinois College % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of degree programs
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Top 17%Illinois College Number of degree programs

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