Judson University

Judson University

Judson College is now known as Judson University. It is located in Elgin, Illinois, United States. It was founded in 1913 as the undergraduate division of Northern Seminary. It became Judson College in 1963 and was later renamed into Judson University in 2007. Judson University offers liberal arts education under its undergraduate, graduate and online programs. Adult education programs are also offered at Judson University.

Students actively participate in athletics at Judson University. The athletic teams at the University are known as Eagles. The University's official mascot is an eagle. The varsity athletic teams at Judson University include men's and women's basketball, cross country, tennis and golf teams. Judson University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

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Judson University
1151 N State St
Elgin , IL 60123-1498
General Phone: (847) 628-2500

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Judson Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management97business management, business administration, accounting, human resources, MIS, management information systems
Education and Teaching65education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, music teaching, physical education teaching
Family and Social Work50human services
Architecture and Planning37architecture
Religion and Philosophy20bible studies, religious music, youth ministry
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and safety
Design13graphic design
Liberal Arts8English, interdisciplinary studies, history
Media7media studies, communication and journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6sports and fitness management
Music2music performance
Art Studies2art studies
Science1biology, chemistry
Fine Arts1fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Judson in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree31732
Master's degree282

Judson Student Body

In 2007-2008, Judson had a total enrollment of 1,236 students (1,240 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 31%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 21%
22-24 16%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)5%
North Dakota1%
North Carolina1%
New York1%

Judson Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 50 %

Judson Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Judson Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,850
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,850
Room and board $ 7,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 7,700
Books and supplies $ 1,250
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
Judson participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 170000)

Judson Faculty

Judson has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track148
Non-tenured and not on tenure track15

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$66,3455$67,250
Associate professoracademic year18$59,1076$61,987
Assistant professoracademic year8$51,1979$55,546
Instructoracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year38$59,14622$58,588

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

Judson Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports274370

Judson Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music Performance, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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