Millikin University

Millikin University

Millikin University is located in Decatur, Illinois, United States. It was established in the year 1901. Students can choose from academic programs in the fields of engineering, accounting, physical therapy, elementary education, and business administration. Millikin University offers various degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Tabor School of Business

Millikin University's athletic teams are known as the Big Blues. The men's teams participate in basketball, baseball, football, cross country, soccer, golf, swimming, and track and field. The women's teams are involved in cross country, basketball, soccer, golf, swimming, track and field, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

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Contacting Millikin University

Millikin University
1184 W Main St
Decatur , IL 62522-2084
General Phone: (217) 424-6211

Millikin University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management141business management, business administration, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching80elementary school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, physical education teaching, social science teaching, education courses
Liberal Arts64American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, political science, sociology, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56registered nursing, various nursing
Science49biology, chemistry, physics
Music48music, music performance
Drama and Performing Arts33drama, various performing arts
Media25communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling13psychology, experimental psychology, art therapy
Family and Social Work11social work
Fine Arts8fine arts
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial art
Art Studies3arts management
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and administration

Number of programs and degrees for Millikin University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree54446
Master's degree322

Millikin University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Millikin University had a total enrollment of 2,376 students (2,420 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 9%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 34%
20-21 36%
22-24 11%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%

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

(International Students)1%

Millikin University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %

Millikin University Room and Board (2007)

Millikin University offers campus housing for 1,406 of its 2,420 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Decatur, 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 19 meals per week.

Millikin University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490620
SAT Math500630
SAT Writing500620
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT6%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Millikin University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,295
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,295
Room and board $ 7,485
Room charge $ 4,160
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,325
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,555

Financial Aid:
Millikin University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 172400)

Millikin University Faculty

Millikin University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1623
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1926

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*6$66,308
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
Lecturercalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$60,40210$56,666

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$77,8835$77,776
Associate professoracademic year35$64,92920$62,763
Assistant professoracademic year20$51,62526$52,960
Instructoracademic year6$47,04711$45,566
Lectureracademic year4$36,9935$36,540
All faculty totalacademic year76$60,42167$55,299

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

Millikin University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Basketball College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Baseball College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Track College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

Millikin University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Science Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Experimental Psychology
Psychology, General

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