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IPEDS ID: 149222
OPE ID: 00175800
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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512
General information:  (618) 453-2121
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  17,964 (13,306 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1,301189
Research and public service9816
Total graduate assistants-1,348
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,100$1,100$1,100$1,1000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,292$8,648$9,126$9,5274.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,292$8,648$9,126$9,5274.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$22,532$23,467$24,435$25,4094.0%
Off Campus$22,532$23,467$24,435$25,4094.0%
Off Campus with Family$14,240$14,819$15,309$15,8823.7%
On Campus$33,467$35,158$36,688$38,0323.7%
Off Campus$33,467$35,158$36,688$38,0323.7%
Off Campus with Family$25,175$26,510$27,562$28,5053.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,456
In-state fees$3,521
Out-of-state tuition$23,640
Out-of-state fees$3,521
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,04788%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,62170%$16,125,978$9,948
Federal grants1,23053%$6,315,021$5,134
Pell grants1,20552%$5,662,656$4,699
Other federal grants1848%$652,365$3,545
State/local government grant or scholarships1,08947%$5,276,521$4,845
Institutional grants or scholarships1,01644%$4,534,436$4,463
Student loan aid1,65271%$12,236,774$7,407
Federal student loans1,63271%$10,351,457$6,343
Other student loans1617%$1,885,317$11,710
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid19,27266%$81,565,580$8,797
Pell grants6,11343%$26,982,207$4,414
Federal student loans8,63261%$64,613,340$7,485
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$13,399$13,537$14,347
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$10,590$11,943$12,591
$30,001 – $48,000$12,166$13,132$14,578
$48,001 – $75,000$17,761$17,693$19,027
$75,001 – $110,000$20,448$20,840$21,975
$110,001 and more$21,260$22,165$22,589
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment17,964
Undergraduate enrollment13,306
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,751
Graduate enrollment4,658
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 55%
Female: 45%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 81%
25 and over: 19%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 57%
Part-time: 43%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants11,6345,3056,268
Percent admitted79%81%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%31%26%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading450590
SAT Math470620
ACT Composite1925
ACT English1926
ACT Math1725
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 60%
Part-time students: 27%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 43%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 24%
6-year: 44%
8-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 40%
Female: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 31%
Asian: 42%
Black or African American: 30%
Hispanic/Latino: 43%
White: 51%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 48%
Non-resident alien: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics-403--
Agriculture, General-30-1-
Animal Sciences, General-465--
Plant Sciences, General-4614--
Category total-162221-
Architecture and Related Services
Category total-4825--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-1---
Women's Studies----8
Category total-1--8
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-661--
Botany/Plant Biology-467-
Microbiology, General-8---
Molecular Biochemistry--59-
Molecular Physiology--311
Physiology, General-10---
Zoology/Animal Biology-45192-
Category total-13334211
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General2----
Business Administration and Management, General-962d13-
Business/Managerial Economics-10---
Finance, General-45---
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other-28---
Management Science-106---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-76---
Category total2337113d13-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other--19--
Journalism, Other--0--
Mass Communication/Media Studies--116-
Radio and Television-760--
Category total-152306-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-20364-
Information Science/Studies-74---
Category total-94364-
Curriculum and Instruction--4310-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-41---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--43-
Elementary Education and Teaching-93---
Health Teacher Education-5110-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--170-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-1200-
Special Education and Teaching, General-2830-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--25--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--8--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--25--
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education-473554-
Category total-65218127-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--12--
Civil Engineering, General-4610--
Civil Engineering, Other--3--
Computer Engineering, General-13---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-38765-
Engineering, General---4-
Mechanical Engineering-6810--
Mining and Mineral Engineering-141--
Category total-1791129-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician-79---
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other-76---
Engineering Technology, General-9---
Industrial Technology/Technician-117---
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician--10d--
Category total-28110d--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--9--
English Language and Literature, General-69103-
Rhetoric and Composition-5247-
Category total-1212310-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General-19---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-05--
Category total-195--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-4---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--3--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-9---
French Language and Literature-2---
German Language and Literature-4---
Russian Language and Literature-0---
Spanish Language and Literature-10---
Category total-3417--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-1---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-3921--
Community Health and Preventive Medicine--8--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-31---
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician0----
Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor--2--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-179---
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist385116-0
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant21----
Physician Assistant-026--
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-26196-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist0----
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor--20--
Category total59327112810
History, General-60112-
Category total-60112-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-00--
Fire Services Administration-37---
Category total-370--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General--5--
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence--6--
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-46---
Category total-4611131-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-77---
Category total-77---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-1661-
Category total-1661-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician-46---
Category total-46---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies-3---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-27---
Nutrition Sciences-26---
Systems Science and Theory--70-
Category total-56700
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry, General-4611--
Natural Resources Management and Policy---3-
Category total-46113-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-4919--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies-265--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-38---
Category total-11324--
Personal and Culinary Services
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General116---
Category total116---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-964-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-635-
Geology/Earth Science, General-17600
Physics, General-340-
Category total-261350
Educational Psychology--111-
Psychology, General-1091419-
Category total-1092520-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--16--
Social Work-9267--
Category total-9283--
Social Sciences
Economics, General-4113-
Political Science and Government, General-5116-
Social Sciences, General-3---
Category total-2454116-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew27----
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-118---
Category total27118---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation----0
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-60---
Design and Visual Communications, General-1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-165--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-3---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-9722--
Interior Design-8---
Music, General-2613--
Category total-21140-0
Grand total893,8639983549
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined91128
Swimming and Diving2826
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1974 -  Accredited
American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees(!)7/1/1966 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)(!)7/1/1960 - 7/1/2005Resigned
Dental Hygiene (DH)9/8/1961 -  Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics11/1/1977 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant6/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs12/1/1961 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs12/1/1961 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs1/11/1968 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/9/2009 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health6/18/2011 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Medical Dosimetry (MD) - Programs for medical dosimetrists4/20/2007 -  Accredited
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists10/16/2009 -  Accredited
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(!)9/1/1979 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1947 -  Accredited
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(!)9/1/1994 -  Accredited
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 schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession026
Drug law violations567362
Liquor law violations203333
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession005
Drug law violations474749
Liquor law violations362
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible345
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault878
Motor vehicle theft115
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible335
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault335
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate10.7%8.1%
Number in default491364
Number in repayment4,5654,454
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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