• Control: Public
  • Carnegie Classification: Research
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: > 10,000

2019 Recognition Categories

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Facilities, Workspace & Security
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
  • Teaching Environment (Faculty Only)
  • Tenure Clarity & Process (Faculty Only)
  • Work/Life Balance

What makes your college a great place to work?

Presidential Statement

Illinois State University is a supportive and caring community that values the talents and contributions of all its members. Illinois State students achieve academic and personal success because of the University's high-quality academic programs, dedicated faculty and staff, and emphasis on individualized attention. The work of all members of the campus community is driven by a dedication to the core values of scholarship, collaboration, integrity, respect, diversity and inclusion, and civic engagement.

Employee Comment

I appreciate that this is a place where employees are celebrated and paid attention to. The work that is being done is very much appreciated and this is pointed out. I also enjoy that there is an effort to do fun things and engage all employees with the University to make it a very positive culture.

Vital Statistics


  • Combined Administration and Exempt Staff: 1283
  • Fulltime Faculty: 873
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 887
  • Adjunct Count: 283

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $74,698
  • Administration: $91,401
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $53,566
  • Non-exempt Staff: $41,298

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 2
  • Full-time Staff (excluding Faculty): 6
  • 5 Years Recognized
  • 3 Years of Honor Roll

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