Decatur, Illinois Colleges and Universities

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Decatur, Illinois, also known as the “Soybean Capital of the World,” is located about halfway between Chicago and St. Louis. The actual city of Decatur has approximately 82,000 people, but the overall metro area includes close to 110,000 people. The population has slightly declined over the last decade because of the loss of the Firestone plant that provided a lot of jobs for the local population.

The city is home to Millikin University as well as Richland Community College.

Millikin University is a comprehensive private four year institution with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students. The school was founded in 1901 by local businessman, James Millikin. It sits on a beautiful 75 acre campus just a few blocks west of downtown Decatur. Millikin offers over 50 majors and 25 minors to choose from. Its most popular degrees are Biology, Education, Music, Theater, Business, and Nursing.

Below you can view profiles for regionally and nationally accredited 4-year colleges and universities located near Decatur, Illinois.


Millikin University
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522-2084
Main phone: (217) 424-6211
Admission phone: (800) 373-7733
Admission fax: (217) 425-4669


Millikin University reports a total enrollment of 2,300+ students and provides Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and professional programs.


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