Illinois State students complete their degrees on time. ISU's retention rate remains among the highest in the nation at over 84.2 percent, and our high graduation rate (68.1 percent) is well above the national average.
Illinois State remains a first-choice institution. We have a strong enrollment of more than 20,000 students, while maintaining academic quality and small class sizes.
Bloomington-Normal ranks as one of the top 40 college towns in America based on it's quality of life and among the top 10 for arts and entertainment opportunities. We were ranked by College Factual as the 22nd Best College for the Money out of 1,200 schools across the country.