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Millikin University Overview

Millikin University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Decatur, Illinois. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Millikin University Known For?

1,840 Full-Time Undergraduates
$20,560 Avg Cost After Aid
65% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Millikin since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Millikin.
  • In 2017-2018, 70% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Millikin with a bachelor's degree make about $42,900 a year. That's 5% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Millikin student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Millikin University Rankings

College Factual ranked Millikin as #730 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 61 colleges in Illinois, it is ranked at #29.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Millikin has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Millikin

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 667
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 683
Best Colleges for Diversity 710
Best Colleges 730
Best Colleges for the Money 758
Best Colleges for Veterans 979

Where Is Millikin University?

Location of Millikin University

Contact details for Millikin are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1184 W Main St, Decatur, IL 62522-2084
Phone: 217-424-6211

How Do I Get Into Millikin?

You can apply to Millikin online at:

Admission Requirements for Millikin

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Millikin?

65% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Millikin is 65%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to Millikin submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Millikin University  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Millikin University  ( 530 to 620 )
Millikin received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Millikin University  ( 18 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Millikin University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Millikin University  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford Millikin University?

$20,560 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
7.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Millikin is $20,560. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Millikin

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,053 $18,373 $19,407 $23,526 $25,255

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Millikin, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $8,128 a year. That adds up to $32,512 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Millikin is 7.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Millikin University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,840 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,950 undergraduate students at Millikin, with 1,840 being full-time and 110 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Millikin

There are also 90 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,840 full-time undergraduates at Millikin, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Millikin

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Millikin University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Millikin Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 265
Hispanic or Latino 131
White 1,258
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 103

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Millikin University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at Millikin. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Rwanda, and France.

Online Learning at Millikin University

3 Took All Classes Online
287 Took At Least One Class Online
213.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 287 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Millikin has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 65th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Millikin

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Millikin University was 213.6%. This is the #240 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Millikin regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Millikin majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health Professions 21%
Nursing 27%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Millikin ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Millikin.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing #36
Health Professions #64

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Millikin University Majors

In 2017-2018, Millikin University awarded 896 undergraduate degrees and 82 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 23 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 3 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 45 22 0
Chemistry 0 7 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 18 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 4 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 2 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 26 0 0
Educational Administration 0 2 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 5 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 0
General Biology 0 24 0 0
General English Literature 0 1 0 0
General Psychology 0 13 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 28 0 0
History 0 4 0 0
International Business 0 2 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 11 0 0
Marketing 0 11 0 0
Mathematics 0 6 0 0
Music 0 30 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 0
Nursing 0 43 5 14
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 20 0 0
Philosophy 0 5 0 0
Physics 0 2 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 7 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 5 0 0
Romance Languages 0 9 0 0
Social Work 0 20 0 0
Sociology 0 12 0 0
Special Education 0 1 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 22 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 25 0 0
Writing Studies 0 5 0 0
Total 0 896 54 28


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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