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Southern Illinois University Carbondale - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Southern Illinois State University Carbondale

Southern Illinois State University Carbondale

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale Description:

SIUC, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a public research university located in Southern Illinois. SIUC ranks highly among public universities in the Midwest, and students come from all 50 states and over 100 countries. Students can choose from over 100 Bachelor's degree programs, and professional fields such as engineering, education, management and criminal justice are extremely popular among undergraduates. The university has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. With over 450 student organizations, SIUC provides students with lots of opportunities for campus involvement. For most sports, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Salukis compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 18,847 (14,130 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 88% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,528 (in-state); $23,781 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,126
  • Other Expenses: $2,681
  • Total Cost: $24,435 (in-state); $36,688 (out-of-state)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 68%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,827
    • Loans: $6,898

Most Popular Majors:

Aviation, Criminal Justice, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Health Care Management, Industrial Technology, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Workforce Education

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 61%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Mission Statement:

view the complete mission statement at http://www.irs.siu.edu/quickfacts/pdf_factbooks/factbook10.pdf

"Southern Illinois University Carbondale, now in its second century, is a major public higher education institution dedicated to quality academic endeavors in teaching and research, to supportive programming for student needs and development, to effective social and economic initiatives in community, regional, and statewide contexts, and to affirmative action and equal opportunity.

Enrolling students throughout Illinois and the United States and from a large number of foreign countries, SIUC actively promotes the intellectual and social benefits of cultural pluralism, encourages the participation of non-traditional groups, and expands student horizons and leaders to superior undergraduate education.

Seeking to meet educational, vocational, professional, social, and personal needs of its diverse population of students and helping them fully realize their potential is a central purpose of SIUC. Emphasis on accessibility and regional service which creates distinctive instructional, research, and public service programs also gives SIUC its special character among the nation's research universities, and underlies other academic developments, such as its extensive doctoral programs and the schools of medicine and law.

Committed to the concept that research and creative activity are inherently valuable, SIUC supports intellectual exploration at advanced levels in traditional disciplines and in numerous specialized research undertakings, some of which are related directly to the southern Illinois region. Research directions are evolved from staff and faculty strengths and mature in keeping with long-term preparation and planning."

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