Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Quick Facts


Coed, independent 4-year university with undergraduate studies in Arts & Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies and graduate studies in Business Administration and Nursing


In 1901 by James Millikin, a prominent Decatur businessman, and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


Decatur, Illinois, a metropolitan area of 75,000 residents, 120 miles north of St. Louis, 180 miles south of Chicago, and 150 miles west of Indianapolis. Learn more about Decatur.

Academic Year

Fall and Spring Semesters, Summer Session and Intersession Immersion Courses

Student Body Size

About 2,100 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students

Average Class Size 

18 students

Student/Faculty Ratio


Male to Female Ratio

57% female and 43% male

Campus Size

75 acres

Comprehensive Placement Rate

96% of 2014 graduates gained employment or entered graduate/professional school within 6 months of graduation.


Millikin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.


Internships are an integral part of the Millikin educational experience; students in all fields have opportunities to intern in Decatur, nationally, and internationally.

International opportunities

Millikin sends students abroad to partner programs in the Dominican Republic, Taiwan, the Galapagos Islands, and South Africa for two-week Immersion courses to further their studies outside of the classroom.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship engages business students in internships and professional opportunities in the local Decatur business community that focus on the development of skills in finance, marketing, information systems, accounting and management.


Millikin is part of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) and students participate in 21 Division III athletic teams, as well as junior varsity and intramural sports. Nearly 50% of Millikin students are involved in athletics at some time during their four years. In 2005, Millikin's women's basketball team won the Division III National Championship title.

Additional Information

For more information regarding Millikin University please visit our U-CAN page.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL