Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public university located in Edwardsville, Illinois, roughly twenty miles from St. Louis, Missouri. Also known as SIUE or simply The E, it is a co-educational, four-year school and part of the Southern Illinois University system. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has designated SIUE as a Master's College and University.

SIUE students can pursue more than 50 Bachelor's degrees and certificates, nearly 60 Master's degrees and post-Master's certificates, and Doctorates in a variety of fields, including educational administration, nursing, pharmacy and dental medicine. Through a partnership with Southern Illinois University Carbondale, students may earn PhD's in engineering, education and history. In addition to academic programs, SIUE offers continuing education programs in many different fields.

Most SIUE students are residents of Illinois. Non-resident and foreign students make up about 10 percent of the student body. SIUE alumni includes many who have been prominent in business, government, science, athletics, medicine and the entertainment industry.

The school's athletic mascot is the Cougar. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars compete in Division I of the NCAA's Ohio Valley Conference. SIUE also has a wide variety of extracurricular activities, such as honor societies, sports clubs, student clubs, and sororities and fraternities.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

SIUE offers loans, grants, scholarships, student employment, graduate employment/assistanceships, and veteran's funding to help students defray the cost of attendance.

Library System

The Lovejoy Library is named for abolitionist newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy, who was killed in 1837. The library itself was established in 1965 and has approximately 800,000 volumes, 1.3 million microforms, 540,000 U.S. documents, 150,000 maps and aerial photos and 34,000 sound recordings.

Student Housing

Bluff Hall, Prairie Hall and Woodland Hall are meant to house first-year students, while upperclassmen, graduate students and families live in Evergreen Hall or Cougar Village Apartments. All units are fully furnished with utilities provided.

General Information

Admission Office

Campus Box 1600, Rendleman Hall, Rm 2120

Edwardsville, IL 62026-1600

(618) 650-3705

(800) 447-7483

Fax: (618) 650-5013

Contact: Todd Burrell

Director of Admissions
Main Address

Edwardsville, IL 62026

(618) 650-2000

Total undergrads: 10,977

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,922

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,892

Graduate enrollment: 2,113


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 89%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (888) 328-5168
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1259
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 13,061
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 48%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 9,755 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $12,219
Out-of-state Tuition: $12,219
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,948

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 33
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 122
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Education 5681
Engineering 64
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 112
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 4410
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 221
Natural Resources and Conservation 12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 21
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 53
Visual and Performing Arts 142
Grand total 1549481

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,219
Out-of-state $12,219
Books and supplies $915

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,176
Out-of-state $9,176

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,565 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,449 86% $8,948
Student loan aid 858 51% $6,051

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,941 64% $8,011
Federal student loans 5,422 50% $6,539

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,306 2,789 4,517
Percent admitted 100% 87% 85%
Percent admitted who enrolled 23% 27% 20%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 13,061
Undergraduate enrollment 10,400
Graduate enrollment 2,661

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPB) ? Baccalaureate only level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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