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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?

452 Undergraduate Awards
$32,483 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.
  • The highest award offered at Millikin is the doctor's degree.
  • 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.

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Millikin University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Millikin.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Most Popular Other Visual Art Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#139 Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
Website: https://millikin.edu
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MillikinU

How Do I Get Into Millikin?

You can apply to Millikin online at: https://millikin.edu/apply

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 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Millikin University  ( 530 to 620 )
200
800
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 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Millikin University  ( 18 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Millikin University  ( 19 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford Millikin University?

$32,483 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
7.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Millikin is $32,483. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

1,919 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,995 undergraduate students at Millikin, with 1,919 being full-time and 76 being part-time.

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

There are also 88 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,919 full-time undergraduates at Millikin, 45% are male and 55% 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 33
Black or African American 252
Hispanic or Latino 99
White 1,288
International Students 102
Other Races/Ethnicities 145

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.

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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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 45 22 0 67
Nursing 0 43 5 14 62
Music 2 30 0 0 32
Health & Physical Education 0 28 0 0 28
Drama & Theater Arts 0 26 0 0 26
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 25 0 0 25
General Biology 0 24 0 0 24
Accounting 0 23 0 0 23
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 22 0 0 22
Social Work 0 20 0 0 20
Other Visual Art 0 20 0 0 20
Communication & Media Studies 0 18 0 0 18
General Psychology 0 13 0 0 13
Sociology 0 12 0 0 12
Marketing 0 11 0 0 11
Management Information Systems 0 11 0 0 11
Romance Languages 0 9 0 0 9
Chemistry 0 7 0 0 7
Political Science & Government 0 7 0 0 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 5 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 6 0 0 6
Writing Studies 0 5 0 0 5
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 5 0 0 5
Philosophy 0 5 0 0 5
Fine & Studio Arts 1 4 0 0 5
History 0 4 0 0 4
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 4 0 0 4
Allied Health Professions 0 3 0 0 3
International Business 0 2 0 0 2
Educational Administration 0 2 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 0 2
Physics 0 2 0 0 2
Design & Applied Arts 0 2 0 0 2
Special Education 0 1 0 0 1
General English Literature 0 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 448 27 14 493

References

*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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