- Unique strength within diversity. At East-West University, unique sense of identity prevails. Strength of the university comes from its concerned and caring faculty and staff. Within the environment of East-West is a sense of community. Finally, diversity is the real strength of East-West University. East-West University was founded in 1980 with the mission of providing quality, affordable, multi-cultural, and forward-looking higher education to Chicago and the world. The institution has grown and prospered over the years, from a noble idea to a significant institution of higher learning accommodating nearly 1200 students. East-West has repeatedly been cited as having the lowest tuition among private schools in the Chicago area, making a higher education with personal attention more accessible. East-West has one of the highest percentages of international students of any baccalaureate school in the nation; it is the only majority-minority four year college in the state of Illinois; the faculty and staff is among the most diverse of any institution of higher learning in the nation; its graduates have spread throughout the world making a difference; and its close-knit, family atmosphere has been successful in helping students to meet the challenges of making it through college to graduation.
East-West University serves 447 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
- Enrollment: 447 students
- Private-state tuition: $19,545
- Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
- Minority enrollment: 97%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
(IL) Community College Avg.
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of East-West University has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The East-West University diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The private state tuition of $19,545 is more than the state average of $15,031. The private state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Acceptance Rate (Year 2018)
ACT Composite (Year 2018)
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
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