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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

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Rating

Public

Type

14,404

Students

$24,094

Tuition

66%

Acceptance

#895

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Carbondale, IL

Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-4512

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a large public university located in Carbondale, IL ranked 38th in Illinois. It has a total of 10,626 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 66.38% acceptance rate. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 247 different majors and is best known for its Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, Soil Sciences, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,638 for students from Illinois and $24,094 for those from out-of-state, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is somewhat moderately high-priced. 45.14% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to earn near $42,900 per year, which is 3% above the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$29,360
Above Average

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

$29,360

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$44,023

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$33,102

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

66%Acceptance
Less Selective

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

66%

National

69%
Sat

1030 - 1250

69% of students submit

Admissions Yield

29%

ACT

19 - 27

55% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$40

Students

10,626Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

99%

Part-Time

1%
Male

55%

In-state

83%

Female

45%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

22%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
6% Trade and Industrial Teacher Education4% Accounting4% Social Work86% Others

6% Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

4% Accounting

4% Social Work

86% Others

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

6%

254 Graduates

Accounting

4%

166 Graduates

Social Work

4%

146 Graduates

Health/Health Care Administration/Management

3%

128 Graduates

Psychology, General

3%

127 Graduates

Industrial Technology/Technician

3%

121 Graduates

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

3%

120 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

3%

103 Graduates

Academics

C+
Professors
StudentsProfessors12:112:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

12

Number of Library Books

2,930,544

Academic Spend per Student

$17,099

Full-time Retention Rate

70%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$33,200/Year

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

$33,200

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$33,200

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$42,900

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

45%