Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 666-degree programs and 39 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 82%. The most popular test is SAT - 4% of students submitted it in comparison to 96% of students who submitted ACT. 54.2% are women, and 45.8% are men. 10% percents of international students. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is 16247$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $16289 and $25983 per year. 44% of full-time Southern Illinois University-Carbondale students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $41,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$16,247
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,521
$30,001 - $48,000$13,973
$48,001 - $75,000$16,568
$75,001 - $110,000$19,374
$110,001+$21,634

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5824

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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20%

Types of financial aids

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10295 of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 76 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Southern Illinois University-Carbondale number 7 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$12,338
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$11,904
$48,001 - $75,000
98.43%
$9,406
$75,001 - $110,000
96.93%
$6,175
$110,001+
70.26%
$3,828

Salary After Attending

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$41,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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44%
BELOW AVERAGE

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale graduation rate is below the national average.

44% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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82%

In comparison to National Average

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 68%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 14%.

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82%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Southern Illinois University-Carbondale acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 16%.

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82%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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31%

Total

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31%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

68%

Part-time retention rate

43%

The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale full-time retention rate is 68% and part-time retention rate is 43%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Southern Illinois University-Carbondale students submitting SAT scores

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4%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
930 - 1210

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 460 - 610
Math: 470 - 600
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Southern Illinois University-Carbondale students submitting ACT scores

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96%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 25
Math: 17 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

15:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

2093
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10%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Southern Illinois University-Carbondale the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The campus located by Anthony Hall Room 116 address in Carbondale, Illinois.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with 0.54% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Southern Illinois University Carbondale are burglary, aggravated assault, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

The campus located by 801 N. Rutledge address in Springfield, Illinois.

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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 666 programs in total: 279 are for Bachelor's degree, 228 - for Master's degree, 108 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 18 - for Associate's degree, 18 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 9 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the highest number of programs in comparison with other 312 universities in Illinois state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is one of the few institutions in Illinois that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 39 distance learning programs that are provided in the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale: 18 are for Master's degree, 18 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 12342 students with 370266 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2909 with 69807 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 1672 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Horrible my sister tried to leave in the middle of the semester and said she can't leave and they don't even teach well all they do is say go on Youtube and look it up horrible school hate it

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I'm not a student at SIUC, however after attending their Fall Open House, I can safely say that may soon be the case! Beautiful campus with an atmosphere that would make it feel like a home away from home. Their Journalism and Honors programs seem very nice, and although tuition seems a little high, I think scholarships could even that out. I enjoyed my time!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

A photo that I made of the Waterfall Resort near Ketchikan, Alaska. The resort is consider to be the finest resort in the World for catching salmon. Larry G. Brown accompanied me to Waterfall twice and agrees that Waterfall is superior for catching Coho salmon! Larry is also a graduate of Southern Illinois University.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Administration and housing are next to useless. There are a few good people in this institution, and I wish them well. But the majority of the University cares about nothing more than money. The students here are generally good people, there are a few teachers here who feed their classes lies. When those teachers are confronted they blame it on the students. Books are outrageously priced. The teachers tell us they are REQUIRED for classes, but we often never even open them. University housing dishes out charges for damaged dorm rooms when nothing was damaged. Parking division issues parking tickets on weekends (when students can park ANYWHERE on campus, except restricted areas) because they know most students won't contest the tickets. Easy money for them. Maintenance is obnoxious and are constantly being told different things by their higher ups. No one can get a clear answer. The dining have extremely limited options. Both dining halls serve soggy and bland food. The vegan/vegetarian options are generally disgusting and there are is ONE vegan option to choose from at any point in time. The staff allow the food to sit out under the heating lamps too long, so the food becomes dry and stiff. Many times the food is grossly overcooked. Nothing can be taken out of the dining halls, even though we pay an outrageous amount of money for our meal plans. Dining hall closes way too early and opens way too late 2 days a week. All in all, I would NOT recommend enrolling here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Many of the classes here require that you pay for a program in order to gain access to the homework. These required assignments make up a good portion of the grade. The costs of books here are outrageous. Scenery is beautiful. But that does not make up for the outrageous price of books and required materials. They want you to pay for a program in order to succeed in your classes.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: Lincoln Drive

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6184532121

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: siu.edu

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