Millikin University

Private, Four-years School Located in Decatur, IL

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How much is the Millikin tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Millikin's tuition & fees is $43,670.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $59,606 when a student lives on-campus.

Millikin Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$43,670
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$12,836
On-campus Expenses$2,100
Off-campus Room & Board$12,836
Off-campus Expenses$2,100
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$48,168

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Millikin for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $198,348 at Millikin. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $259,581. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $130,144.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$45,918$61,002$31,036
Sophomore (2024-25)$48,282$63,514$32,007
Junior (2025-26)$50,767$66,150$33,020
Senior (2026-27)$53,381$68,915$34,080
4 Years Total$198,348$259,581$130,144
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$48,282$63,514$32,007
Sophomore (2025-26)$50,767$66,150$33,020
Junior (2026-27)$53,381$68,915$34,080
Senior (2027-28)$56,129$71,817$35,188
4 Years Total$208,559$270,396$134,296
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$50,767$66,150$33,020
Sophomore (2026-27)$53,381$68,915$34,080
Junior (2027-28)$56,129$71,817$35,188
Senior (2028-29)$59,018$74,861$36,347
4 Years Total$219,295$281,743$138,636
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$53,381$68,915$34,080
Sophomore (2027-28)$56,129$71,817$35,188
Junior (2028-29)$59,018$74,861$36,347
Senior (2029-30)$62,056$78,055$37,559
4 Years Total$230,584$293,648$143,175
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$56,129$71,817$35,188
Sophomore (2028-29)$59,018$74,861$36,347
Junior (2029-30)$62,056$78,055$37,559
Senior (2030-31)$65,251$81,408$38,827
4 Years Total$242,454$306,141$147,921

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Millikin' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
Millikin University$43,670
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Millikin and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Millikin UniversityDecatur, IL$43,670$21,333
Blackburn CollegeCarlinville, IL$26,758-
Eureka CollegeEureka, IL$28,400-
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityBloomington, IL$55,704-
Lincoln CollegeLincoln, IL$19,800$3,960
Quincy UniversityQuincy, IL$35,740$11,475
Trinity Christian CollegePalos Heights, IL$20,325$15,073

Financial Aid and COA

At Millikin University, 1,700 students (94%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $28,498.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Millikin is $31,108 for students living on-campus and $31,108 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 409 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $30,528 and the average amount of student loans is $7,197.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$59,606
COA (off-campus)$59,606
Tuition & Fees$43,670
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,936
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,936
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,108
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,108
Average Financial Aid$28,498
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,70094%$28,498
Pell Grants63935%$4,927
Federal Student Loan1,11862%$7,109
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid409100%-
Grants or Scholarships409100%$30,528
Federal Grants14836%$5,485
Pell Grants14836%$5,059
Other Federal Grants9122%$693
State/Local Grants12029%$5,319
Institutional Grants409100%$26,982
Student Loan Aid27066%$7,197
Federal Student Loans26765%$5,752
Other Student Loans287%$14,550

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Millikin's acceptance rate is 74.81%. A total of 3,049 applicants applied to and 2,281 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 409 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 17.93%.
To apply to Millikin, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate74.81%71.14%78.00%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.93%20.73%15.72%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Millikin. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,075 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0759601,190
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW545490600
SAT Math530470590
ACT Composite231927
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math221726
ACT English241929

Student Population

Millikin University has a total of 1,807 students including 1,708 undergraduate and 99 graduate students. By gender, there are 817 male students and 1,089 female students attending Millikin. The school offers online degree programs and 30 students enrolled online exclusively (1.66% of all students).
Total1,906 8171,089
Undergraduate1,812 7791,033
Graduate94 3856

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1184 W Main St, Decatur, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered95 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered7 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate75.40%
Student Population1,807
Graduation Rate57%
Retention Rate70%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate10 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties148 (Full-time), 87 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs328 (Full-time), 104 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$57,625
Average Staff Salary$50,397