Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,638
2022 Average Net Price
$16,990
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.44%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
91.5%
9,771 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
11,107
79.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
48.6%
785 Graduates

About

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale were Airway Management & Operations (121 degrees awarded), Trade & Industrial Teacher Education (94 degrees), and Automotive Engineering Technology (89 degrees).

In 2022, 3,109 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. 48.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,116 degrees), 6.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is $9,638, which is $−20,512 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is $9,638, which is $−20,512 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,990.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Southern Illinois University-Carbondale received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,638
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was $9,638. The cost of tuition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is $−20,512 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$16,990
2022 Value
6.35%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,990. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale grew by 6.35%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,622
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was of $10,622 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 13.6% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.44%
2019 Default Rate
91
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was 2.44%, which represents 91 out of the 3734 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale received 9,771 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 39.8% annual growth. Out of those 9,771 applicants, 8,940 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.5% acceptance rate.

There were 11,107 students enrolled at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2022. 38% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has an overall enrollment yield of 17%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,940
Accepted Out of 9,771

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was 91.5% (8,940 admissions from 9,771 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 95.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 39.8%, while admissions grew by 34.5%..

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SAT Scores

38%
Submission Percentage (2022)
574
Scores Submitted (2022)

38% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale had a total enrollment of 11,107 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is 8,813 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,294. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.8% White, 15% Black or African American, 8.08% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Two or More Races, 2.52% Asian, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by White Male (32%) and Black or African American Female (9.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.2%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Female (7.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,107 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is 8,813 and the part-time enrollment is 2,294. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Southern Illinois University-Carbondale had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,084 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,665 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    897 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is 63.8% White, 15% Black or African American, 8.08% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Two or More Races, 2.52% Asian, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7 students (0.063%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 71 fewer women than men received degrees from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is white (2,116 degrees awarded). There were 6.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is Airway Management & Operations (121 degrees awarded), followed by Trade & Industrial Teacher Education (94 degrees) and Automotive Engineering Technology (89 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (184 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (198 degrees), and Legal (92 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Social workers, all other (153,106 people), Other managers (88,582 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (54,653 people), Software developers (39,016 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,998 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2022 are Transportation (184 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (198 degrees), Legal (92 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Transportation (184 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (198 degrees), Legal (92 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Elementary & secondary schools (163,406 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (118,142 people), Individual & family services (100,578 people), Outpatient care centers (83,106 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (81,994 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Transportation (184 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (198 degrees), Legal (92 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (86 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 121 degrees awarded
  2. 94 degrees awarded
  3. 89 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was Airway Management & Operations with 121 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,590
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,519
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,590 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, which is 1.05 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,519).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Airway Management & Operations, which is 4.5 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Radiation Therapist, which is 4.24 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 32% of students graduating from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.127% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,116 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    333 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    253 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is white (2,116 degrees awarded). There were 6.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

0.161% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    1,100 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,016 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    203 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is white male (1,100 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1016 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has an endowment valued at nearly $175M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.46%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale had a total salary expenditure of 800M. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale employs 216 Associate professors, 186 Assistant professors and 156 Professors. Most academics at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Male Associate professor (130), Male Professor (117), and Female Assistant professor (94).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are: Service, with 323 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 317 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 264 employees.

Endowment

$175M
2022 Endowment
10.5%
decline from 2021

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has an endowment valued at about $175M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale declined 10.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $198M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $21.1M - Federal
  2. $20M - State
  3. $5M - Local

As of 2022, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale received $21.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20M from state grants and contracts, and $5M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$338M
2022 Salaries
6.27%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale paid a median of $338M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($800M) and a 6.27% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$47.5M
Instructional Salaries
651
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale paid a total of $47.5M to 651 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
216 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
323 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale were Associate professor with 216 employees, Assistant professor with 186 employees, and Professor with 156 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale were Service with 323 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 317 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 264 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was Male Associate professor with 130 employees, Male Professor with 117 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 94 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

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