Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was awarded 826 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health information/medical records technology/technician.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, SIUE is ranked #824 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

SIUE is also ranked #31 out of 102 schools in Illinois.

See all of the rankings for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Is It Hard to Get Into SIUE?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 85%, some consider SIUE to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 48% of students accepted to SIUE submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 510 to 610 )
SIUE received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 21 to 27 )

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Southern Illinois University Edwardsville enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at SIUE is 26%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,942 undergraduates at SIUE with 8,071 being full-time and 1,871 being part-time.

How Much Does Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cost?

The overall average net price of SIUE is $14,423. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SIUE

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,055 $9,938 $13,705 $18,928 $20,585

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SIUE, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SIUE, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $6,227 a year. That adds up to $24,908 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SIUE is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do SIUE Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from SIUE make about $43,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville make the most money.

Location of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public institution. Edwardsville is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for SIUE are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1259
Phone: 888-328-5168

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 56 majors graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Of these students, 2,597 received undergraduate degrees and 832 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 485 $57,612
Business Administration & Management 244 $39,752
General Psychology 184 $29,775
General Biology 134 $29,183
Criminal Justice & Corrections 130 $34,298
Communication & Media Studies 128 $31,886
Health & Physical Education 89 $30,080
Computer Information Systems 88 $56,415
Accounting 83 $48,725
Mechanical Engineering 82 $60,226

Learn more about the majors offered at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SIUE

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 12,252 students took at least one online class at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This is an increase from the 3,306 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 12,252 4,656
2018-2019 3,306 1,269
2017-2018 2,708 954
2016-2017 2,590 854
2015-2016 2,618 734

Learn more about online learning at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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