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EIU Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
College Factual's <nil> diversity report brings to light the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of EIU students.

EIU Student Population

8,626 Total Students
4,082 Undergraduates
615 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Eastern Illinois University?

EIU total enrollment is approximately 8,626 students. 4,082 are undergraduates and 615 are graduate students.

EIU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time EIU undergraduate population is made up of 61% women, and 39% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

EIU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,339
Black or African American 932
Hispanic 379
Multi-Ethnic 138
Unknown 125
International 108
Asian 49
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

EIU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 64% of full-time grad students are women, and 36% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

EIU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 353
International 118
Black or African American 57
Hispanic 30
Unknown 27
Asian 16
Multi-Ethnic 14
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
Low Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

EIU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,229
Hispanic 1,162
Black or African American 1,132
Unknown 373
Asian 274
International 263
Multi-Ethnic 173
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Eastern Illinois University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 1,029
Black or African American 47
Asian 42
Multi-Ethnic 1
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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EIU Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 5,223 female students and 3,403 male students at EIU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of EIU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  97.38 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 606 female teachers and 575 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

9.85% Out of State
2.72% Out of the Country

EIU ranks 1,320 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

9.85% of EIU students come from out of state, and 2.72% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  39 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 19 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Illinois 675
Indiana 14
Wisconsin 6
Michigan 5
Iowa 4

International Students at EIU

Students from 53 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, China, and Nigeria.

Learn more about international students at EIU.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
46.79% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  83.68 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At EIU, 46.79% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 1,998
22-24 1,516
18-19 1,291
35 and over 670
25-29 656
30-34 304
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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