Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at EIU are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Eastern Illinois University students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 19%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 46% more female students than male students enrolled at Eastern Illinois University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, EIU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Eastern Illinois University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Eastern Illinois University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,064
Women 4,462

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

EIU serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 88 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Eastern Illinois University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 88%
Out of State 11%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,452 per year

51% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,526
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 14%
Part time Undergrads 11.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144892 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Illinois University.

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