Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-4512

School Details

Founded in 1869 as the state’s second teachers college—with a dozen academic departments and an inaugural class of 143—Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University System. Diversity is an integral part of our legacy, dating to the inaugural class of 143 that included two African American students. Today, minority students make up 29 percent of our total enrollment, and SIU Carbondale continues to rank among the nation’s top colleges and universities in the number of degrees awarded to students in ethnic and racial minority groups. 

SIU Carbondale is a comprehensive university awarding degrees from the associate’s to the doctoral level from the following colleges and schools:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • College of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
  • College of Science
  • Graduate School
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • University College

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

School Overview

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Not applicable
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
    17,292
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    5,760
  • Percent Admitted:
    81%
  • Calendar System:
    Semester

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