Southern Illinois University Carbondale Overview
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a public institution situated in Carbondale, Illinois. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Southern Illinois University Carbondale Known For?
- The highest award offered at SIUC is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 83% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from SIUC with a bachelor's degree make about $42,900 a year. That's 5% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
SIUC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SIUC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SIUC has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Southern Illinois University Carbondale?
Contact details for SIUC are given below.
|Address:||Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-4512|
How Do I Get Into SIUC?
You can apply to SIUC online at: admissions.siu.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for SIUC
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SIUC?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.
Average Test Scores
About 8% of students accepted to SIUC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 640. Math scores were between 480 and 690.
Can I Afford Southern Illinois University Carbondale?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SIUC, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,166 a year. That adds up to $28,664 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SIUC is 11.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,265 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,088 full-time undergraduates at SIUC, 53% are male and 47% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Illinois University Carbondale students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,236|
|Hispanic or Latino||747|
Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 94 countries are represented at SIUC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.
Online Learning at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SIUC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 7th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of SIUC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale was 52,350.0%. This is the #1 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SIUC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SIUC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SIUC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SIUC.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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