Edwardsville, Illinois Colleges and Universities

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Edwardsville is the county seat of Madison County in
southwestern Illinois. Incorporated in
1818, it is the third oldest city in the
state. Edwardsville is only about 25 miles
from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, and is
part of the St. Louis Metropolitan
Statistical Area. It has a population of
about 25,000 and is growing modestly. It
has received an award as one of the “Top
10 Best Towns for Families” in America by
Family Circle magazine. The city includes
land area of 13.9 square miles and is
considered low density.

As this quaint midwestern town grew, its
thoroughfare, St. Louis Street, became a
historically significant example of 200
years of midwestern residential
architecture. The street is now protected
by the National Register of Historic
Places and is overseen by the Historic
Saint Louis Street Association.

Edwardsville is the home of Southern
Illinois University Edwardsville SIUE), a
4-year public university with a graduate
school that was established in 1957 as an
extension of the Southern Illinois
University Carbondale. SIUE, sometimes
referred to simply as “The E,” awards
degrees from the following schools and
colleges: School of Pharmacy, School of
Dental Medicine, School of nursing, School
of Engineering, School of Education,
School of Business, College of Arts and
Sciences, and the Graduate School.
Accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools, SIEU
is seen as a “Top 4 Up-And-Coming School
in the Midwest” by U.S. News & World
Report. The Daily Beast has also ranked
SIUE among its Top 50 Safest Colleges.

Alvareitas College of Cosmetology is a
state-licenced certificate-granting
institution accredited by the National
Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and
Sciences. They have full time training
programs that take 12 months or part-time
programs that require 18 months.
Cosmetology classes start every 8 weeks.

Below you can view regionally and
nationally accredited 4-year colleges and
universities located near Edwardsville,


Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026
main phone: (618) 650-2000
admission phone: (800) 447-7483
admission fax: (618) 650-5013
Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville reports a total enrollment
of 13,000+ students and provides
Bachelor’s, Master’s and First
Professional degrees and professional

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