A Millikin degree is all about preparation for life, and a big part of that preparation is Performance Learning. The result of that preparation is a career placement rate of 99%, which means nearly all of our MU grads find employment or receive entry into graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.


Campus Size: 75 acres

Student Body: 58% female, 42% male

Average Class Size: 18 students

Faculty: 149 full time; 82% with a terminal degree

Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1, one of the best in higher education

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Athletics: 22 NCAA Division III teams; College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW); fall and spring intramurals

Men’s Sports: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track & field, soccer, swimming, tennis, wrestling 

Women’s Sports: Basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor and outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, triathlon, volleyball

Tuition: $32,274 annually

Financial Aid: 98% of Millikin students receive financial aid in the form of need-based aid, merit-based aid (up to full tuition), loans, and student employment; over $36 million awarded annually

Majors & Programs of Study 

Academic Majors
• Accounting
• Art
• Art Therapy
• Arts Technology
- Audio Engineering & Production
- Live Entertainment Technology
- Video Production
- Visual Media

• Athletic Training
• Biology
- Allied Health
- Molecular/Cell Biology
- Traditional

• Biology Education
• Business Management
• Chemistry
- Biochemistry
- Business
- Research

• Chemistry Education
• Commercial Music
• Communication
- Mass Media/Journalism
- Organizational Communication
- Public Relations

• Criminal Justice
• Digital Media Marketing
• Early Childhood Developmental Therapy
• Early Childhood Education
• Elementary Education
• English
- Literature
- Writing

• English Education
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Studies
• Exploratory Studies (Undecided)
• Graphic Design
• Health, Fitness & Recreation
• History
• Human Services
• Information Systems
• Interdepartmental
• International Business
• Instructional Development
• Mathematics
- Actuarial Science
- Data Science
- Mathematics Education
• Music
• Music Business
• Music Education
- Instrumental
- Vocal

• Music Performance
- Instrumental
- Piano
- Vocal
• Musical Theatre
• Nursing
• Philosophy
• Physical Education
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Social Science Education
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Spanish Education
• Sport Management
• Studio Art
• Theatre
- Acting
- Administration
- Design & Production
- Stage Management

Academic Minors
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication
• Criminal Justice
• Dance
• Design Thinking for Leadership
• Digital Media Marketing
• English
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Studies
• Ethics
• Finance
• French
• Gender Studies
• History
• International & Global Studies
• Mathematics
• Music
• Nutrition
• Organizational Leadership
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Publishing & Editing
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Theatre
• Writing

Dual-Degree (3+2)

• Biomedical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-chiropractic
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-engineering
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical Technology
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-veterinary Medicine
• School Nurse Certification
• Post-baccalaureate Teaching

Graduate Programs
• Business—MBA
• Nursing—MSN, DNP

Academic Certificates
• 2D Studio Art Printmaking
• 2D Studio Drawing
• 2D Studio Painting
• 2D Studio Photography
• 3D Studio Ceramics
• Art Entrepreneurship
• Art History
• Business Process Management
• Commercial Art/Graphic Design
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Media Marketing
• Entrepreneurship
• ESL/Bilingual
• Information Systems
- Application Development
- Data Management
- Security & Compliance

• Instrumental Music
• Jazz Studies
• Literacy
• Multicultural Leadership
• Music Composition
• Not-for-Profit Business
• Organizational Leadership
• Process Improvement
• Project Management
• Special Education
• Vocal Music

Graduate Academic Certificates
• Entrepreneurship
• Information Systems
- Data Management
• Project Management

Students receive a Millikin degree in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics and are awarded a second degree from Washington University or University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Roll up your sleeves
Get ready to be busy. Your four years at Millikin require more than sitting in a classroom. Millikin students are adventurous, hands-on, spirited young professionals who perform their learning in real-world situations through internships, consulting, study abroad, and other professional opportunities.

Open for business
One unique feature of a Millikin education is the ready-made opportunity for students to experience what it’s like to run a business. Several departments at Millikin have collaborated to create University-owned/student-run businesses.
Big Blue Personal Training: Big Blue personal trainers help clients reach health and wellness goals by offering body composition analysis, fitness assessments, and personal training sessions.
Blue Connection: Art and Business students combine their skills to run Blue Connection, Millikin’s art gal
lery in downtown Decatur, which features student, faculty, and alumni artwork.
Blue Satellite Press: At Blue Satellite Press, students solicit previously unpublished work from contemporary poets and design broadsides that showcase what they admire in the poem.
Bronze Man Books: Bronze Man Books is a student-operated press dedicated to publishing works by Millikin students, faculty, and alumni.
Carriage House Press: The Carriage
House Press is an art studio featuring Decatur’s only fine art printing press that provides artists with the capability to produce hand-pulled, limited edition monoprints, etchings, and relief prints.
First Step Records: First Step Records is a student-operated record label
and publishing company that provides hands-on experience in the business of music. Located on campus, the label allows for students, faculty, and alumni to record and publish their music.
Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre: Millikin University’s student-run theatre company produces 21st-century works by Millikin students, faculty, and alumni in addition to mount
ing student-directed productions and events.

Campus life and housing
First-year students live on campus in a standard residence hall and have the option to be a part of a variety of interest-based Living Learning Communities. Honors, service learning, business, and a host of other LLCs let students live and study with people who have similar interests. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors reside in The Woods at Millikin, which offers suite-style accommodations. In addition, Millikin has over 90 student organizations, an on-campus indoor fitness center, a performing arts center, and several on-campus dining options.

Study abroad
Many Millikin students travel while they study. Some go abroad for a year, but at Millikin, you have options. If short-term travel is for you, try an Immersion course. These international excursions are led by faculty and occur during winter and summer breaks. Past trips have included market research in the Dominican Republic, teaching English in China and Taiwan, and ecology research in the Galapagos Islands.

Visit Millikin any time
You’re welcome to visit Millikin any time of the year. We’ll give you a guided tour of campus, tell you more about Millikin academics, and arrange a meeting with a professor or coach from your area of interest. Campus Visit Day programs are offered throughout the school year, as well as during the summer. If you’re not able to attend a Campus Visit Day program, we’d be happy to arrange an individual visit that fits your schedule. To sign up for any visit, go to millikin.edu/visit.

Millikin offers over 50 majors as well as minors and academic programs to help you make that next step to graduate or professional school.

Like what you’ve heard so far? Check out our website at millikin.edu for more information on academic programs, student organizations, and admission or to get details on courses, professors, and unique learning opportunities in each major.