Illinois State University is the state’s oldest public, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Normal, Illinois. Illinois State University can trace its founding to 1857 when Illinois state’s Board of Education agreed to establish a normal school. Today, Illinois State Normal School is one of twelve public higher education institutions in the state. Illinois State promotes core values of: the Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship, Individualized Attention, Diversity, Integrity, and Civic Engagement.
Students can choose from over 160 undergraduate major and minor programs, and Illinois State also supports more than 40 master’s, specialist, and doctoral programs. Fields of study are organized into the following schools and colleges:
- Applied Science and Technology
- Arts and Sciences
- Fine Arts
- Mennonite College of Nursing
- Graduate School
Illinois State offers select nursing programs online, including the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree and the R.N. to B.S.N. program.