Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, or SIUE, is located in Edwardsville, Illinois. It is the younger of the two constituent institutions of Southern Illinois University. It was established in the year 1957. According to US News & World Report's America's best colleges (2008), SIUE is considered a top tier school in the Midwest masters category and ranks among the top ten Midwest masters public colleges. Its Business school was ranked as a Best 290 Business School in the 2008 edition of the Princeton Review.

SIUE offers undergraduate and graduate programs in diverse areas of study. It is divided into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • School of Business
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy

SIUE's official mascot is Cory Cougar and their sports teams are nicknamed the Cougars.

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Contacting Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville , IL 62026-1001
General Phone: (618) 650-2000

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management510business management, accounting, managerial economics, MIS, marketing research
Liberal Arts431foreign language and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, museum studies, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, ...
Education and Teaching377educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, health teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine217registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, mental health nursing, community nurse, surgical nurse, various nursing
Science211biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics
Engineering199civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering
Therapy and Counseling194psychology, school psychology, art therapy
Family and Social Work110public administration, social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy109health and physical education, exercise science
Security and Law Enforcement82criminal justice and safety
Media76mass communication
Medical Support and Technology73audiology and speech pathology
Computer Science and Engineering56computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Medicine54dentistry, advanced general dentistry, pharmacy
Engineering Technician39construction engineering tech
Art Studies37art studies
Fine Arts29fine arts
Music28music, music pedagogy
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts12drama
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree72147
Bachelor's degree2,07845
Postbaccalaureate certificate68
Post-master's certificate2910
First-professional degree482
First-professional certificate61

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville had a total enrollment of 13,398 students (11,496 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 19%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 9%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 24%
20-21 27%
22-24 25%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 71 %

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Room and Board (2007)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers campus housing for 3,500 of its 11,496 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Edwardsville, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,324
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,099
Room and board $ 7,071
Room charge $ 4,380
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,670
Books and supplies $ 715
Other expenses $ 8,019

Financial Aid:
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 175900)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Faculty

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track9097
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5698

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year22$120,89910$105,558
Associate professorcalendar year29$107,7109$96,436
Assistant professorcalendar year19$93,61219$86,785
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year72$107,84040$92,175

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year70$84,02325$77,267
Associate professoracademic year63$63,55453$65,528
Assistant professoracademic year77$57,23688$52,308
Instructoracademic year40$37,62782$37,000
All faculty totalacademic year250$63,191248$52,588

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Ohio Valley Conference
Baseball Ohio Valley Conference
Track Ohio Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4064104

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing Research

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Advanced General Dentistry (Cert, MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music Pedagogy
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Apart:

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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 12%Southern Illinois University Edwardsville % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 15%Southern Illinois University Edwardsville % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 20%Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in music
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Top 20%Southern Illinois University Edwardsville % of degrees in music

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checked Option to study abroad
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