Millikin University

Decatur, IL

Millikin University

Decatur, IL

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Make it Millikin.

Make it career-focused. Make it global. Make it meaningful.

Make it Millikin.

Millikin University is home to Performance Learning, an approach to education that begins in the classroom, moves to the field with real-life work experiences, and culminates in a prestigious degree and lifelong connection with our community of support and professional resources. 

Our student-run businesses, born from our innovative Center for Entrepreneurship; a nationally recognized School of Music; a robust athletics program; and opportunities for international study make ours a university of distinction. 

What does this mean for you? At Millikin, we’re not just preparing you for graduation day. We’re helping to ready you for everything that comes afterward—careers, graduate school, life. It’s the reason why 99% of our students gain employment or admission to graduate school within six months of graduation.

When you Make it Millikin, you’ll find a diverse atmosphere full of enthusiastic faculty and staff dedicated to helping you achieve success inside and outside the classroom. We’re committed to encouraging and supporting students as they form human connections through our academic programs, athletics, Greek life, and student organizations. We would love to show you how we can prepare you for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.

Experience Millikin for yourself! Take a virtual tour inside our classrooms, labs, workshops, performance spaces, and residence halls at Register for one of our Campus Visit Days or arrange an individual visit for you and your family.

Millikin is ready to welcome you. Are you ready to Make it Millikin?



Top 10 schools for Musical Theatre majors in the nation | College Magazine


Top 5 college for Music majors in Illinois | Zippia


#25 in Best Value Schools | U.S. News & World Report


#5 Most Innovative in the Midwest | U.S. News & World Report


#40 of 372 schools recognized as Best Bang for the Buck | Washington Monthly


#10 of the Best Colleges in the Midwest | Princeton Review 2022-2023

Millikin by the Numbers

2,000 students enrolled
from 39 states and 27 countries

58% female, 42% male

academic programs

student-faculty ratio

organizations and clubs

NCAA Division III athletic teams

student-run ventures

5 sororities and 6 fraternities

of Millikin graduates
gaining employment or entering graduate or
professional school within six months of graduation

of Millikin graduates securing careers
within their fields of study

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