Founded in 1895, Eastern Illinois University (EIU) is a comprehensive state university located in Charleston, Illinois. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. It has consistently been recognized as one of the top Midwestern public universities by U.S. News & World Report, and has been named one of The Princeton Review’s Best Midwestern Colleges. The university is divided into seven schools: the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Sciences, the Honors College, the School of Continuing Education, the College of Education and Professional Studies, and the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences. Eastern offers 47 bachelor’s and 27 master’s degree programs in education, business, arts, sciences, and humanities. There are also six post-baccalaureate certificate programs. The most popular majors at Eastern include: business, education, English, and liberal arts & sciences, and humanities.
Academic support services and other programs include the Center for Academic Support and Achievement, the Office of Minority Affairs, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Office of Study Abroad.