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University Profile

Student Enrollment Set forth below are both headcount and full-time equivalent enrollments of the University for the past five academic years, based upon fall semester registrations. Also shown is the distinction between full and part-time students and change in student profile.

Enrollment- Headcount/FTE

Headcount Full-Time Equivalent*
Fall Undergrad Graduate Total Undergrad Graduate Total
2009 5,398 1,837 7,235 4,029 1,163 5,192
2010 5,675 1,687 7,362 4,277 1,187 5,464
2011 5,280 1,602 6,882 4,031 1,218 5,249
2012 4,618 1,489 6,107 3,454 1,154 4,608
2013
4,340
1,361
5,701
3,236
1,081
4,316
2014
3,912
1,299
5,211
2,891
1,050
3,941
2015
3,461
1,306
4,767
2,578
1,056
3,634
2016
2,352
1,226
3,578
1,741
1,013
2,754
2017
2,029
1,072
3,101
1,505
887
2,392
2018
2,027
937
2,964
1,506
768
2,274

* Based on the Illinois Board of Higher Education definition of full-time equivalency. Undergrad student full-time equivalent is computed as the total number of Fall term full-time semester credit hours divided by 15. Graduate student full-time equivalent is computed as the total number of Fall term full-time semester credit hours divided by 12.

Enrollment- Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-Time Part-Time
Fall Undergrad Graduate Total Undergrad Graduate Total
2009 3,545 661 4,206 1,853 1,176 3,029
2010 3,836 730 4,566 1,839 957 2,796
2011 3,585 861 4,446 1,695 741 2,436
2012 3,012 467 3,479 1,606 1,022 2,628
2013 2,852 738 3,590 1,488 623 2,111
2014 2,498 736 3,234 1,414 563 1,977
2015 2,261 736 2,997 1,201 569 1,770
2016 1,464 774 2,238 888 452 1,340
2017 1,297 645 1,942 732 427 1,159
2018 1,287 523 1,810 740 414 1,154

 * Full-time enrollment for undergraduates is based on 12 hours and graduates is 9 hours. Part-time enrollment is anything less than the numbers noted respectively for each category. 

Student Profile

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013** 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Men 29% 30% 29% 29% 29% 30% 31% 34% 33% 32%
Women 71% 70% 71% 71% 70% 70% 69% 66% 675 68%
Minority 91% 92% 94% 88% 94% 94% 95% 93% 92% 92%
Non-Minority 9% 7% 6% 12% 6% 6% 5% 7% 8% 8%
Average Age (includes graduates) 30 31 31 31 32 32 32 36 32 36
Average Age of Freshmen* 22 23 22 22 24 23 22 23 22 23
Average ACT Scores 17.7 17.3 18.0 18.2 18.4 18.9 18.6 18.8 18.4 18.6

* This denotes the average age of all freshman students including new freshman first time students.

** Also note that 1% of the CSU population did not identify their gender. 
 

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Revised by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Research