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Eastern Illinois University is a public state institution of higher learning located in Charleston, Illinois. Founded in 1895 as the Eastern Illinois State Normal School, the school’s original purpose was to be a two-year training school for teachers. Over the years the university has grown to include areas of specialization outside of education. The university changed its name to Eastern Illinois State College in 1947. Ten years later, the university adopted its current name.
At Eastern Illinois University students can earn degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the most popular majors at EIU include business, education, communications and psychology. Online degree programs are offered through EIU's School of Continuing Education.
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