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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

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Overview

Student Population
11,366
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

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 6,165 prospective students applied, and 5,658 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,361 enrolled in the school.  8,675 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,691 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $9,638 plus fees of $5,466. Southern Illinois University is ranked 388 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

6/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
8/10
Value

Southern Illinois University is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Southern Illinois University Carbondale within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
Southern Illinois University Carbondale overview
SAT 930/1180
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.23
Applications Accepted
91.8% 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very 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$5,466
Room and Board $10,622
Budget for Other Expenses$2,941
Total One Year Cost$29,767
Out of State Resident Tuition
$9,638
Out of State Costs for Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$5,466
Room and Board $10,622
Budget for Other Expenses$2,941
Total One Year Cost$29,767

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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.

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