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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was awarded 69 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is drama and theater arts.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked SIUE as #663 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 61 colleges in Illinois, SIUE is ranked at #26.

See all of the rankings for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Is It Hard to Get Into SIUE?

Acceptance Rate

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has an acceptance rate of 90%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for SIUE.

Average Test Scores

About 3% 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 485 and 625. Math scores were between 495 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 485 to 625 )

SAT Math Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 495 to 600 )
SIUE received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 20 to 26 )

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is 73%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  73 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 73% 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  73 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 26% for first-time, full-time students at SIUE, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at SIUE

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,402 undergraduates at SIUE with 9,550 being full-time and 1,852 being part-time.

SIUE Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for SIUE is 71.59 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  71.59 out of 100
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How Much Does Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cost?

The overall average net price of SIUE is $13,532. 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 +
$8,143 $9,157 $13,294 $18,200 $20,163

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 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,916 a year. That adds up to $23,664 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SIUE is 6.1%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from SIUE with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,000 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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

Location of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public institution located in Edwardsville, Illinois. Edwardsville is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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 59 majors graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Of these students, 2,607 received undergraduate degrees and 814 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 467 $55,300
Business Administration & Management 237 $35,200
General Psychology 138 $26,500
General Biology 128 $28,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 127 $32,000
Communication & Media Studies 123 $27,600
Health & Physical Education 97 $27,800
Accounting 96 $46,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 92 $27,800
Computer Information Systems 86 $49,300

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 2017-2018, 2,708 students took at least one online class at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This is an increase from the 2,590 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,708 954
2016-2017 2,590 854
2015-2016 2,618 734
2014-2015 1,862 570
2013-2014 1,306 462

Learn more about online learning at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.


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