Graduate Program Overview

Illinois State University is a four-years, public school located in Normal, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $9,773 for Illinois residents and $11,773 for out-of-state students. It offers eighty-five (85) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameIllinois State University
TypeFour-years, Public
AddressNorth and School Streets, Normal, IL
Graduate School Students2,733 students
699 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$9,773
Student to Faculty19:1 (5.26%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 85 Graduate Programs
39 Master's, 10 Doctorate, 36 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Illinois State 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 $9,773 and $11,773 for non-Illinois residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $404 for Illinois residents and $838 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$404$838
Books & Supplies$830
Room & Board$10,146 (On-Campus) / $8,462 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$5,856 (On-Campus) / $7,200 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$26,605$28,605
Off-Campus Total$26,265$28,265
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Illinois State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 85 major areas - 39 Master's , 10 Doctorate , 30 Post-Bachelor', 6 Post-Master'. 831 students have been conferred Master's degree and 53 students have received Doctorate degree last year.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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
English Language and Literature
Library Science
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 20,720 students enrolled in Illinois State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,733 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 949 male and 1,784 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,377 full-time and 1,356 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 699 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 364 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students949
Women Students1,784
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,377
Part-time Students1,356
By race/ethnicity 1,767 White, 197 Black, and 64 Asian students are attending at Illinois State 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 races58
55 students are younger than 22 and 453 students are older than 65. The school has 1,440 students aged between 22 and 30 and 611 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under55
40 & Over453
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Illinois State University, 699 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 364 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,559
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses699
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses364
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,496
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses699
Illinois Resident622
Other State In U.S.74
Outside of U.S.3

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