Charleston, Illinois Colleges and Universities

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Charleston is a city with a population of roughly 23,000 located in Cole County, Illinois. About 10,000 of the cities residents are college students who attend Eastern Illinois University, many of whom only live in Charleston for nine months out of the year. Charleston also has a strong economy, due in part to Eastern Illinois University, which employs nearly 2,000 academic faculty and administrative staff.

Eastern Illinois University is the only four-year college or university in Charleston. It is state university with a total annual enrollment of roughly 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is comprehenisve university offering a diverse curriculum, including bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various fields of study and disciplines in the sciences, business, humanities, education and arts.

Below you can view profiles for the 4-year colleges and universities located in Charleston, Illinois.


Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3011
main phone: (217) 581-5000
admission phone: (877) 581-2348
admission fax: (217) 581-7060
Eastern Illinois University reports a total enrollment of 11,000+ students and provides Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and professional programs.


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