Illinois State University

Illinois State Demographics & Diversity Report

Is Illinois State really diverse? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth and stats about diversity at Illinois State. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Illinois State Student Population

How Many Students Attend Illinois State University?

Illinois State total enrollment is approximately 20,878 students.

17,092 are undergraduates and 1,375 are graduate students.

Illinois State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Illinois State undergraduate population is made up of 56% women, and 44% men.

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Illinois State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 12,360
Hispanic 1,994
Black or African American 1,593
Multi-Ethnic 563
Asian 378
International 130
Unknown 36
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 18

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Illinois State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 61% of full-time grad students are women, and 39% men.

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Illinois State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 724
International 393
Hispanic 85
Black or African American 60
Unknown 47
Multi-Ethnic 34
Asian 31
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Illinois State achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,525 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1525 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  56.62 out of 100
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This school is was found to be average when it comes to overall diversity, which means the student races, ethnicities, ages, genders and locations are close to the typical amount seen in most universities.

How Does Illinois State Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Illinois State is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Illinois State is ranked 2,148 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2148 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  43.34 out of 100
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Illinois State racial/ethnic diversity is similar to national averages.

Illinois State Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 14,865
Hispanic 2,260
Black or African American 1,880
Multi-Ethnic 666
International 558
Asian 477
Unknown 127
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 21

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Illinois State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,747
Black or African American 206
Asian 121
Multi-Ethnic 40
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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Illinois State ranks 886 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  886 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  76.64 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 11,812 female students and 9,066 male students at Illinois State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Illinois State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  91.24 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 1,850 female teachers and 1,552 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

3.21% Out of State
0.38% Out of the Country

Illinois State ranks 1,511 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

3.21% of Illinois State students come from out of state, and 0.38% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  30 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 23 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Illinois 3,562
Wisconsin 24
Indiana 17
Texas 9
Iowa 8

International Students at Illinois State

Students from 72 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, Panama, and China.

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Above Average Student Age Diversity

Above Average Student Age Diversity
70.61% 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  64.72 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Illinois State, 70.61% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 8,219
18-19 6,456
22-24 3,574
25-29 1,187
35 and over 851
30-34 426
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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