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“You have to be in the upper class or in poverty to be able to afford a good four-year college in Illinois… The middle gets weeded out.”

Meanwhile, nearly 100 ISU administrators take home more than $100,000 annually, according to the most recent data from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

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Open the Books lists 305 Illinois State University employees earning $100,000 or over in 2016.
3,495 employees are listed for ISU in 2016, ranging from $50 to $344,699, for a total of $188,056,342.
Job titles are available by looking up an employee’s name, so it is unknown how many of the 305 are administrators, but one would guess it is around 100.
The Open the Books source is the State University Retirement System (SURS) pension system records and is pensionable income.
There may be additional employees not contributing to SURS, and non pensionable income, which would not be included in the above figures.