Quick Facts

Millikin University is an independent, privately supported four-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 74,000 residents, 120 miles north of St. Louis, 180 miles south of Chicago, and 150 miles west of Indianapolis. Learn more about Decatur, IL.

Academic Year

Fall and Spring Semesters, Summer Session and Immersion Courses.

Student Body Size

About 2,000 undergraduate students and 90 graduate students.

Average Class Size

Millikin's average class is approximately 16 students per class.

Student/Faculty Ratio

Student to Faculty ratio is 10:1

Male to Female Ratio

Male/Female ratio is 58% female and 42% male.

Campus Size

Millikin's Campus Size is about 75 acres.

Career Outcomes Rate

99.4% of graduates gain employment or continue their education within six months of graduation.


View a list of Millikin's accrediting bodies on the Accreditations webpage.


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 arts, sciences and business students from all over campus in creating and developing their own business ventures, engaging in other professional opportunities, and connecting with dynamic internships in the local Decatur business community.  Students can also participate in curricular student-run business ventures in information systems, music performance, personal training, visual arts and more.


Millikin is part of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) and students participate in 23 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.