Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,591
1.43% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,638
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.83%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
91.8%
6,165 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
11,366
76.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
47.1%
1,265 Graduates

About

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale were Trade & Industrial Teacher Education (144 degrees awarded), Accounting (118 degrees), and Automotive Engineering Technology (112 degrees).

In 2020, 3,806 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. 48% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,481 degrees), 5.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (490 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is $9,591, which is $−19,038 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is $9,591, which is $−19,038 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,638.

In 2020, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,591
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was $9,591. The cost of tuition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is $−19,038 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$15,638
2020 Value
4.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,638. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale grew by 4.06%.

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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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.3% with respect to 2019, when 77% 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.
7.83%
2018 Default Rate
300
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was 7.83%, which represents 300 out of the 3829 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 6,165 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 14.7% annual growth. Out of those 6,165 applicants, 5,658 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.8% acceptance rate.

There were 11,366 students enrolled at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2020, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has an overall enrollment yield of 24.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,658
Accepted Out of 6,165

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was 91.8% (5,658 admissions from 6,165 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 66.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 14.7%, while admissions grew by 58.5%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
781
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has a total enrollment of 11,366 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is 8,675 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,691. This means that 76.3% 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 64.2% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 8.46% Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% Two or More Races, 2.51% Asian, 0.229% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0968% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.3%), followed by White Female (33%) and Black or African American Female (8.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,366 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is 8,675 and the part-time enrollment is 2,691. This means that 76.3% of students enrolled at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
  1. White
    7,301
  2. Black or African American
    1,554
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    961

The enrolled student population at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is 64.2% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 8.46% Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% Two or More Races, 2.51% Asian, 0.229% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0968% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 154 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 (2,481 degrees awarded). There were 5.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (490 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is Trade & Industrial Teacher Education (144 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (118 degrees) and Automotive Engineering Technology (112 degrees).

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), Agriculture (153 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (70 degrees).

Workforce

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 Architects, except landscape and naval (105,893 people), Other managers (99,928 people), Software developers (41,621 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (35,840 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (32,825 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Transportation (184 degrees awarded), Agriculture (153 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (70 degrees), Engineering Technologies (253 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (77 degrees).

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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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Transportation (184 degrees awarded), Agriculture (153 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (70 degrees), Engineering Technologies (253 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (77 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Architectural, engineering & related services (175,949 people), Construction (97,210 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (70,938 people), Elementary & secondary schools (66,334 people), and Computer Systems Design (57,192 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Transportation (184 degrees awarded), Agriculture (153 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (70 degrees), Engineering Technologies (253 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (77 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 144 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 118 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 112 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was Trade & Industrial Teacher Education with 144 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,980
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,826
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,980 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, which is 1.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,826).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Trade & Industrial Teacher Education, which is 1.83 times more than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 118 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Social Work, which is 5.9 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 25% 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, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is Female and Asian (81.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,481 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    490 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    279 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is white (2,481 degrees awarded). There were 5.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (490 degrees).

0.21% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,297 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,184 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    267 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is white male (1,297 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,184 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has an endowment valued at nearly $150M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.28M (4.85%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale had a total salary expenditure of $703M. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale employs 223 Associate professors, 170 Assistant professors, and 165 Professors. Most academics at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are Male Associate professors (138), Male Professors(120), and Male Assistant professors (87).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are: Service, with 335 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 327 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 321 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$150M
2020 Endowment
2.46%
decline from 2019

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has an endowment valued at about $150M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale declined 2.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $152M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $21.1M - Federal
  2. $17M - State
  3. $4.87M - Local

As of 2020, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale received $21.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17M from state grants and contracts, and $4.87M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$318M
2020 Salaries
5.89%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale paid a median of $318M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($703M) and a 5.89% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.58% growth from 2018 and a 2.26% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$47.6M
Instructional Salaries
675
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale paid a total of $47.6M to 675 employees working as instructors, which represents 15% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
223 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
335 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale were Associate professor with 223 employees; Assistant professor with 170 employees; and Assistant professor with 165 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale were Service with 335 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 327 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 321 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was Male Associate professor with 138 employees, Male Professor with 120 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 87 employees.

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

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