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Accreditation & Accolades

EIU has a reputation for strong academics and alumni success.
Year after year, we're ranked by national publications.



Eastern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Nursing Program

The baccalaureate nursing program at Eastern Illinois University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


  • Designated #2 on "The 10 Most Affordable College Towns in America" list by (2015)
  • Ranked in the top 12 "America‚Äôs Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015" in the Midwest by Washington Monthly
  • Offers the lowest administrative cost per student among Illinois public universities, according to a recent report by the Illinois Auditor General
  • Ranked the #8 top public regional university in the Midwest—the highest-ranking public regional comprehensive university in Illinois—by U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • Home of the 2011 and 2013 "Illinois Professor of the Year"
  • Designated #14 in the "The 50 Best Study-Abroad Programs" in America by
  • Retention rate is 7% higher than the national average
  • 90% of grads secure work within 6 months of graduation
  • Alumni satisfaction rate is 98% one year after graduation and 99% nine years after graduation
  • Prepares more undergraduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees than any other master's college/university in Illinois, per a recent National Science Foundation survey
  • The first choice school for more than 75% of new students in the Pine Honors College
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