Quick Stats

  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $10,260
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,997
  • University Selectivity
    69%
  • University Yield
    36%
  • Job Offers
    52%
  • Average Salary
    $47,311
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1967
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
Campus Box 5500
Normal, 61790-5500, United States
Website
405x225

College of Business

The College of Business at Illinois State University is a highly respected business college that develops professionals with the personal dedication, ethics, and lifelong learning capabilities needed to succeed professionally and to serve society. An individualized educational experience is achieved by actively involving student, creating a small class atmosphere, maintaining access to faculty, and continuously improving the curriculum. Students continue to select the College of Business for its academic reputation, cost, and central location of the Illinois State campus.

What Current Students Say See All 5 Comments >

I think our business program is unique because for every class that is offered, an actual professor teaches and not a TA. Even though ISU is a bigger school, every business class I have taken there have been no more than 30 students per class. Since we have smaller class sizes, the professors are able to get to know their students and know them on a personable level not just know a student based on their ID or a name on paper.

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About Illinois State University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
69% Illinois State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. High school GPA
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
20149% 20,149
69% 69
36% 36
69% School Selectivity
36% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT or SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? By invitation only
Additional Requirements:

International students who are not native English speakers must also earn a total score of 79 on the internet based test (IBT), 550 on the pencil/paper test, or 213 on the computer based test.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
3059% 3,059
68% 68
37% 37
68% Program Selectivity
37% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? By invitation only
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.5
  • Other transfer requirements The College of Business requires internal and external transfers to meet coursework and GPA requirements that vary depending on total earned and in-progress hours. Please visit our website for more details.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 75
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 25%
Top Industry
  • Other 12%
  • Manufacturing 10%
  • Media/Entertainment 5%
State Farm 4
Top Employer
  • Caterpillar 3
  • McGladrey 3
  • Sherwin Williams 3
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
52% 52
62% 61.74527272727272
52% Receive Offers
52% 52
59% 59.252482758620694
52% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
92% Graduates seeking full-time employment
8% Graduates not seeking employment
99% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Finance/Accounting
46% 46
$53,750.00
38K 63K
General Management
15% 15
$40,625.00
28K 63K
Human Resources
8% 8
$42,500.00
28K 58K
Management Information Systems
8% 8
$50,000.00
43K 58K
Marketing/Sales
23% 23
$42,083.00
28K 53K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
21% 21
$54,319.00
48K 58K
Consumer Products/Retail
10% 10
$41,500.00
38K 48K
Consulting
2% 2
$52,500.00 Data not provided
Financial Services
25% 25
$49,808.00
28K 63K
Government/Education
4% 4
$35,000.00
28K 43K
Manufacturing
10% 10
$57,500.00
53K 63K
Media/Entertainment
5% 5
$42,500.00
28K 53K
Non-Profit
2% 2
$27,500.00 Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
2% 2
$27,500.00
26K 28K
Transportation
7% 7
$37,500.00
38K 43K
Other
12% 12
$42,500.00
28K 63K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • COUNTRY Financial 12
  • State Farm 11
  • The Vidette 10
  • Caterpillar 9
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car 7
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 14
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 75
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 171
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 351
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
The Career Center provides students the opportunity to do mock interviews with partner representatives, use Interview Stream (self-practice interview software), utilize walk-in resume critiques, participate in graduate school workshops, and use career assessment tools like FOCUS, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Survey and StrengthsQuest. The office also provides free business cards and resume paper to any student who needs them.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$23,360
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $10,260
  • Fees $2,312
  • Expenses $10,788
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$30,800
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $17,700
  • Fees $2,312
  • Expenses $10,788
23% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 18% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 43%
  • Merit 57%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://financialaid.illinoisstate.edu
Scholarships
$4,010,219
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$4,047,477
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
46% 42
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
34% 20
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
26% Less than 20 Students 13% More than 50 Students
61% 21 to 50 students
20 Average number of students in non-business required electives
38 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • HR Metrics and Analytics
  • Brand Management and Analytics
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2000
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Bachelor of Science/Masters of Professional Accountancy
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
105% 105
77% 77
Prominent Faculty
  • Victor Devinatz

    Labor Relations, HR Management, Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution

  • Steven Taylor

    eMarketing, eCommerce, Relationship Marketing and Services Marketing

  • Dennis M. Patten

    Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Disclosure, and Nonprofit Accounting

  • Are work study or co-ops available? No
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    The College of Business sponsors both summer and semester study abroad programs where students can study business specifically. Current partner institutions are in England, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Hungry, Germany, Thailand and the Netherlands.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Several business courses include a service learning component. Students can also get involved in philanthropy through one of 21 student organizations in the college. The University Dean of Student's office also offers opportunities to enhance and expand student involvement through community service and leadership experiences. They also encourage students to become active in their communities and to make community service and civic activism a valued part of the educational experience.

Students

14% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 20% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
24 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
76% 76
African American
10% 10
Hispanic
8% 8
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
%
99%
%
%
1%
%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
99% 99
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
1% 1
18 Average age of full-time students
82% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
80% 80
99% 99

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 32,821
Alumni Donations
$341 Average Gift $51,600 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Patti S. Hart

    CEO, International Game Technology

  • Stuart Schuette

    CFO, US Foods

  • Joe Reynolds

    Founder and CEO, Red Frog Events