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University of Illinois at Springfield Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Illinois at Springfield Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Illinois at Springfield was awarded 51 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

UIS landed the #536 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UIS held the #635 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UIS is also ranked #19 out of 63 schools in Illinois.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UIS?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Illinois at Springfield you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 52%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to UIS submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield  ( 510 to 630 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield  ( 520 to 640 )
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UIS received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Illinois at Springfield  ( 20 to 27 )
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University of Illinois at Springfield Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, University of Illinois at Springfield 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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Illinois at Springfield is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Illinois at Springfield

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Illinois at Springfield 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
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UIS have a four-year graduation rate of 34%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at UIS

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,932 undergraduates at UIS with 1,903 being full-time and 1,029 being part-time.

UIS Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

UIS scored 58.54 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  58.54 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Illinois at Springfield Cost?

The overall average net price of UIS is $12,197. 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 UIS

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,715 $8,096 $13,817 $16,425 $15,857

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 UIS, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UIS, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,736 a year. That adds up to $22,944 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UIS is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UIS Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UIS make around $44,600 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UIS students since it is 9% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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Location of University of Illinois at Springfield

Located in Springfield, Illinois, University of Illinois at Springfield is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University of Illinois at Springfield

Contact details for UIS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Plaza, Springfield, IL 62703-5407
Phone: 217-206-6600
Website: www.uis.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uis.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UISedu

University of Illinois at Springfield Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from University of Illinois at Springfield. Of these students, 715 received undergraduate degrees and 807 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
Computer Science 131 $56,700
Business Administration & Management 114 $39,500
General Psychology 62 $26,500
Accounting 57 $46,100
Communication & Media Studies 44 $29,500
General Biology 36 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 $33,100
Social Work 31 $28,900
General English Literature 24 NA
Mathematics 24 NA

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

Online Learning at UIS

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 3,113 students took at least one online class at University of Illinois at Springfield. This is a decrease from the 3,245 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,113 1,886
2016-2017 3,245 1,947
2015-2016 3,563 1,871
2014-2015 3,443 1,879
2013-2014 3,431 1,994

Learn more about online learning at University of Illinois at Springfield.

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