Eastern Illinois University Profile

Eastern Illinois University (EIU) is a top tier Midwest university located in Charleston, Illinois, USA. It was established as Eastern Illinois State Normal School in 1895 by the Illinois General Assembly.

The University has the following Colleges: College of Arts & Humanities; College of Business & Applied Sciences; College of Education & Professional Studies; College of Sciences. Other academic divisions include the Graduate School, School of Continuing Education, and Honors College.

Eastern Illinois University is accredited through the specialist level by the Commission on Institutions of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Other Accreditations include:
- The business programs offered by the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
- The industrial technology programs are accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology and the programs in Family and Consumer Sciences are accredited by The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, American Dietetic Association, and National Association for the Education of Young Children.
- The programs in art are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
- The B.S. degree in Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
 - The programs in Communication Disorders and Sciences are accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- The B.S. degree in Recreation Administration is accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association.
- The programs in Theatre Arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
- Eastern’s Counseling Service is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.

Ranking Profile:

- Eastern Illinois University is ranked 52nd among Tier 1 Regional Universities (Midwest) by US News & World Report (2011).

- 45th in The Princeton Review Best Business Schools Rankings - Finance (2008).