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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

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Overview

Student Population
12,817
Southern Illinois University Carbondale overview
Location Carbondale, Illinois
Online siuc.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Southern Illinois University Carbondale overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,377 prospective students applied, and 3,569 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,037 enrolled in the school.  10,386 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,431 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $9,638 plus fees of $5,266. Southern Illinois University is ranked 357 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
8/10
Value

Southern Illinois University is rated within the top 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Southern Illinois University Carbondale within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Southern Illinois University Carbondale overview
SAT 1030/1250
ACT 21/28
GPA 2.86
Applications Accepted
66.4% 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Illinois Resident Tuition
$9,638
In State Costs for Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$5,266
Room and Board $10,622
Budget for Other Expenses$2,941
Total One Year Cost$29,567
Out of State Resident Tuition
$24,094
Out of State Costs for Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$5,266
Room and Board $10,622
Budget for Other Expenses$2,941
Total One Year Cost$44,023

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
44% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern Illinois University Carbondale students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 20%
Business 10%
Health Professions 8%
Engineering Technology 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149222 IPEDS survey data for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Current students may use the Southern Illinois University Carbondale GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.