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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Overview

Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public institution. SIUE is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Known For?

2,607 Undergraduate Awards
$20,336 Avg Cost After Aid
90% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SIUE.
  • In 2017-2018, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, SIUE bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,000 a year. That's about 5% more than their peers at other schools.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 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.

SIUE has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#207 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SIUE.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Economics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SIUE has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#15 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#17 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#17 Best Value Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#20 Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#22 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#35 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual

Where Is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?

Location of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Contact details for SIUE are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1259
Phone: 888-328-5168
Website: www.siue.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/siuedwardsville
Twitter: https://twitter.com/siue

How Do I Get Into SIUE?

You can apply to SIUE online at: www.siue.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for SIUE

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SIUE?

90% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 90%, SIUE is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to SIUE submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 485 and 625. Math scores were between 495 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 485 to 625 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 495 to 600 )
200
800
SIUE received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 18 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?

$20,336 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
6.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SIUE is $20,336. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SIUE, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,916 a year. That adds up to $23,664 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SIUE is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,615 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,400 undergraduate students at SIUE, with 8,615 being full-time and 1,785 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SIUE

There are also 2,661 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,615 full-time undergraduates at SIUE, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SIUE

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SIUE Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 211
Black or African American 1,197
Hispanic or Latino 400
White 6,186
International Students 160
Other Races/Ethnicities 461

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at SIUE. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Turkey, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

954 Took All Classes Online
2,708 Took At Least One Class Online
20.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at SIUE. In 2017-2018, 2,708 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SIUE has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 20th 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 SIUE

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was 20.1%. This is the #891 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SIUE regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SIUE majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 55%
Health Professions 4%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 2%
Public Administration & Social Service 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SIUE 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 SIUE.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Natural Resources Conservation #7
Natural Resources & Conservation #8
Health & Physical Education #31
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #34
Instructional Media Design #35
Health & Medical Administrative Services #96
Nursing #165
Education #203
Health Professions #277

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 Edwardsville Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 467 0 19 60 546
Business Administration & Management 237 0 54 0 291
General Psychology 138 0 24 0 162
Health & Physical Education 97 0 60 0 157
General Biology 128 0 19 0 147
Accounting 96 0 45 0 141
Communication & Media Studies 123 0 11 0 134
Criminal Justice & Corrections 127 0 0 0 127
Mechanical Engineering 84 0 24 0 108
Computer Information Systems 86 0 6 0 92
Teacher Education Grade Specific 92 0 0 0 92
Electrical Engineering 50 0 34 0 84
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 1 76 77
Computer Science 67 0 7 0 74
Civil Engineering 53 0 19 0 72
General English Literature 55 0 14 0 69
Social Work 40 0 29 0 69
Educational Administration 0 13 36 15 64
Communication Sciences 42 0 22 0 64
Industrial Engineering 51 0 11 0 62
Dentistry 0 0 0 58 58
Chemistry 40 0 14 0 54
Public Health 51 0 0 0 51
History 47 0 4 0 51
Fine & Studio Arts 41 0 6 0 47
Interdisciplinary Studies 37 0 5 0 42
Business/Managerial Economics 38 0 0 0 38
Sociology 33 0 3 0 36
Public Administration 0 0 36 0 36
Geography & Cartography 31 0 4 0 35
Political Science & Government 29 0 0 0 29
Mathematics 15 0 12 0 27
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 26 0 0 0 26
Music 21 1 4 0 26
Special Education 16 0 6 0 22
Computer Engineering 22 0 0 0 22
Construction Engineering Technology 21 0 0 0 21
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 20 0 20
Anthropology 19 0 0 0 19
Drama & Theater Arts 19 0 0 0 19
Natural Resources Conservation 7 0 8 0 15
Philosophy 15 0 0 0 15
Economics 8 0 7 0 15
Instructional Media Design 0 0 12 0 12
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 12 0 0 0 12
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 11 0 11
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 3 2 0 11
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 9 0 9
International Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 8 0 0 8
Marketing 0 0 6 0 6
Liberal Arts General Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Physics 4 0 0 0 4
Robotics Engineering 3 0 0 0 3
Other Education 0 0 1 0 1
Teaching English or French 0 1 0 0 1
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,607 26 605 209 3,447

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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