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Illinois College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Illinois College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Illinois College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Illinois College was awarded 72 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Illinois College is ranked #1,117 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 102 colleges in Illinois, Illinois College is ranked at #53.

See all of the rankings for Illinois College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Illinois College?

Acceptance Rate

Illinois College has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Learn more about Illinois College admissions.

Illinois College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Illinois College is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Illinois College is 79%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  79 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Illinois College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Illinois College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Illinois College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 65%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

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Illinois College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,154 undergraduates at Illinois College with 1,129 being full-time and 25 being part-time.

How Much Does Illinois College Cost?

The overall average net price of Illinois College is $16,562. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Illinois College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,376 $12,454 $14,942 $19,711 $22,687

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Illinois College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Illinois College, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $7,556 a year. That adds up to $30,224 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Illinois College is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Illinois College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Illinois College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,800 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Illinois College make the most money.

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Location of Illinois College

Illinois College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Jacksonville, Illinois. Jacksonville is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Illinois College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1101 West College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299
Phone: 217-245-3000

Illinois College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 51 NA
General Psychology 33 $31,423
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 27 NA
General Biology 23 $28,236
Accounting 19 $46,087
Finance & Financial Management 17 $47,260
Health Sciences & Services 15 NA
Economics 14 $36,852
International Studies 11 NA
General English Literature 10 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Illinois College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Illinois College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 57 students took at least one online class at Illinois College. This is an increase from the 9 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 57 57
2018-2019 9 9
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Illinois College.

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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