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Peer Groups

Illinois Public Universities

  • Chicago State University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois State University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
  • University of Illinois – Chicago
  • University of Illinois – Springfield
  • University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign
  • Western Illinois University

Illinois State University Peer Institutions (non-salary)

The Illinois State University Peer Institutions are intended to be used for non-salary comparisons. This list of institutions was determined by a third party the Illinois Board of Higher Education engaged to conduct a study of the Illinois public universities in the early 2000s.

A workgroup at Illinois State University was formed to review this list of institutions and is in its final stage of this review. A revised list of institutions will be released soon.

  • Ball State University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Illinois State University
  • Miami University (Ohio)
  • Old Dominion University
  • Portland State University
  • University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • Western Michigan University
  • Wichita State University

Salary Comparisons

Comparing Illinois State University to other institutions for salary purposes is an intricate process. Illinois State University uses the Carnegie classification system, sector (e.g., Public, 4-year or above), and geographic region (e.g., U.S. Census Bureau regions) to determine a set of institutions that may be used for salary comparisons of most academic positions and many non-academic positions. The institutions that are appropriate to use for any individual salary comparison may vary from this list, depending on a number of factors such as position type, employee classification, academic discipline and the like.

Peer Comparison Tools

IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Data Center -

Carnegie Classifications -

Illinois Board of Higher Education Data Portal -