Graduate Program Overview

Eastern Illinois University is a four-years, public school located in Charleston, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2022-2023, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $10,942 for Illinois residents and $21,709 for out-of-state students. It offers forty-five (45) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameEastern Illinois University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL
Graduate School Students1,657 students
736 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2022-2023)In-State$10,942
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 45 Graduate Programs
32 Master's, 13 Post graduate certificates

2023 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2022-2023 graduate tuition & fees at Eastern Illinois University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Illinois residents, the tuition & fees are $10,942 and $21,709 for non-Illinois residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $329 for Illinois residents and $780 for out-of-state students.
Updated with 2022-2023 tuition (Last update: Feb. 27, 2023)
2023 COATuition Trends
2023 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$329$780
Books & Supplies$150
Room & Board$10,812 (On-Campus) / $10,342 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,734 (On-Campus) / $2,734 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$24,638$35,405
Off-Campus Total$24,168$34,935
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2019-2023)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Eastern Illinois University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 45 major areas - 32 Master's , 11 Post-Bachelor', 2 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
Engineering Technology
English Language and Literature
Social Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,626 students enrolled in Eastern Illinois University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,657 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 531 male and 1,126 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 615 full-time and 1,042 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 736 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 451 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students531
Women Students1,126
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students615
Part-time Students1,042
By race/ethnicity 1,178 White, 104 Black, and 28 Asian students are attending at Eastern Illinois University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races22
29 students are younger than 22 and 278 students are older than 65. The school has 978 students aged between 22 and 30 and 420 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under29
40 & Over278
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Eastern Illinois University, 736 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 451 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,705
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses736
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses451
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses518
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses736
Illinois Resident582
Other State In U.S.154
Outside of U.S.0

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