Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,973
Graduate Enrollment: 3,119
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 95.15%

Male/Female: 51% / 49% (2017)

First generation college students: 35.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 7.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,086
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 930 - 1160

2022 Median Admit ACT: 24
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 28

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 61.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 39.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 29.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 21.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 66.6%
Black: 15.7%
Hispanic: 9.8%
Asian: 1.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.3%
Non-resident alien: 2.3%
Unknown race: 0.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $29,247
In-State tuition: $15,240
Out-of-State tuition: $15,240

Estimated books and supplies: $1,100 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,622 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,941 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,622 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,941 (2022)

Average Family Income: $61,537 (2017)
Median Family Income: $37,454 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 34.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 46.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,543 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $228 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,816
$30k-48k $13,989
$48k-75k $15,676
$75k-110k $18,834
$110k+ $22,146

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 32%
6-year graduation rate: 45%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,543 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $10,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 59.3% (2015)
@3 year 64.2% (2017)
@5 year 69.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 34.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 40.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $40,092 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,119 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 22 $22,875 $225 $43,409 ($3,617)
Master's Degree Architecture. 33 $344 $57,423 ($4,785) $75,673 ($6,306)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 24 $26,543 $276 $33,818 ($2,818)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 7 $53,667 ($4,472)
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 22 $25,500 $225 $27,280 ($2,273) $42,041 ($3,503)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 60 $25,025 $252 $22,586 ($1,882) $35,648 ($2,971)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 55 $29,553 $286 $45,604 ($3,800)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 46 $27,000 $286 $69,563 ($5,797) $81,188 ($6,766)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 24
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 4
Bachelor's Degree Funeral Service and Mortuary Science. 21 $31,000 $297 $32,105 ($2,675) $47,058 ($3,922)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 14
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 7
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 19 $47,245 ($3,937) $40,168 ($3,347)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 4
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 121 $22,000 $223 $67,875 ($5,656) $62,784 ($5,232)
Master's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 15
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 103 $19,187 $161 $59,622 ($4,969) $70,569 ($5,881)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 35 $24,500 $250 $23,345 ($1,945)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 15
Bachelor's Degree Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. 2
Master's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 22 $31,000 $328 $27,833 ($2,319) $27,862 ($2,322)
First Professional Degree Law. 86 $1,041 $48,797 ($4,066) $64,069 ($5,339)
Bachelor's Degree Legal Support Services. 24 $28,000 $264 $32,858 ($2,738) $39,092 ($3,258)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 21 $26,500 $278 $24,555 ($2,046) $36,390 ($3,033)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 5
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 9 $33,169 ($2,764) $52,421 ($4,368)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 49 $28,544 $296 $30,520 ($2,543) $38,449 ($3,204)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 89 $22,750 $226 $26,535 ($2,211) $40,396 ($3,366)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 16 $37,354 ($3,113) $47,541 ($3,962)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 4
Master's Degree Philosophy. 7
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 7
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 13
Master's Degree Chemistry. 4
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 6
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 7
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 8
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 2
Master's Degree Physics. 5
Doctoral Degree Physics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 102 $24,000 $244 $30,587 ($2,549) $39,760 ($3,313)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 14
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 3
Bachelor's Degree Fire Protection. 56 $17,725 $159 $103,941 ($8,662)
Master's Degree Fire Protection. 17
Master's Degree Public Administration. 15 $39,500 ($3,292) $61,045 ($5,087)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 85 $27,000 $286 $29,228 ($2,436) $39,975 ($3,331)
Master's Degree Social Work. 61 $341 $42,347 ($3,529) $49,106 ($4,092)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 16 $25,000 $265 $20,477 ($1,706) $36,544 ($3,045)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 2
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 94 $24,000 $217 $34,683 ($2,890) $50,711 ($4,226)
Master's Degree Criminology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 18 $25,049 $225 $35,851 ($2,988)
Master's Degree Economics. 6
Doctoral Degree Economics. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 1
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 27 $26,171 $250 $26,005 ($2,167) $49,182 ($4,099)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 1
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 1
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 11
Master's Degree Sociology. 1
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 3
Associate's Degree Air Transportation. 41 $21,000 $217 $41,609 ($3,467) $73,930 ($6,161)
Bachelor's Degree Air Transportation. 163 $20,500 $199 $46,908 ($3,909) $59,650 ($4,971)
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 12 $45,130 ($3,761)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 23 $23,500 $249 $28,499 ($2,375)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 2
Bachelor's Degree History. 20 $25,937 $230 $35,865 ($2,989) $37,394 ($3,116)
Master's Degree History. 5
Doctoral Degree History. 2
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 24 $18,000 $159 $43,243 ($3,604)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 29 $15,000 $159 $46,006 ($3,834) $53,503 ($4,459)
Master's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 8
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 5
Bachelor's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 10 $31,862 ($2,655)
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 39 $21,936 $233 $28,834 ($2,403) $36,249 ($3,021)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 3
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Soil Sciences. 20 $54,080 ($4,507)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 7
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 4
Bachelor's Degree Forestry. 54 $21,512 $217 $33,455 ($2,788) $46,984 ($3,915)
Master's Degree Forestry. 8
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 43 $25,000 $265 $39,715 ($3,310) $53,665 ($4,472)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 64 $21,944 $213 $35,822 ($2,985) $41,021 ($3,418)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 260 $21,182 $187 $52,194 ($4,350) $60,744 ($5,062)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 14 $422 $48,890 ($4,074) $54,693 ($4,558)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 2
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 16
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 5
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 51 $19,781 $205 $62,494 ($5,208) $71,341 ($5,945)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 15
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 25 $24,500 $254 $74,600 ($6,217)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 49 $19,750 $212 $64,143 ($5,345) $77,944 ($6,495)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 19
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 12
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 94 $24,250 $207 $68,673 ($5,723) $80,996 ($6,750)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 9
Bachelor's Degree Mining and Mineral Engineering. 4
Master's Degree Mining and Mineral Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 18 $71,794 ($5,983) $60,537 ($5,045)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 91 $27,000 $285 $29,842 ($2,487) $49,849 ($4,154)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 4
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 8
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 5
Master's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 4
Doctoral Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 55 $21,717 $209 $20,887 ($1,741) $35,205 ($2,934)
Master's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 14
Doctoral Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 14 $22,500 $206
Doctoral Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 6
Master's Degree Mathematics. 3
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 23 $22,750 $217 $24,422 ($2,035) $46,529 ($3,877)
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 19 $29,092 ($2,424)
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 43 $20,525 $212 $24,084 ($2,007)
Master's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 11 $37,961 ($3,163)
Doctoral Degree Social Sciences, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 43 $19,500 $196 $19,361 ($1,613) $32,289 ($2,691)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 33 $26,500 $265 $29,228 ($2,436) $32,550 ($2,713)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Fine and Studio Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Music. 12
Master's Degree Music. 13
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 17 $22,225 $228 $46,373 ($3,864)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 27 $466 $51,209 ($4,267) $57,077 ($4,756)
Associate's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 1
Bachelor's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 37 $27,000 $228 $51,907 ($4,326) $51,610 ($4,301)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 99 $25,000 $239 $39,402 ($3,284) $44,205 ($3,684)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 42 $444 $48,919 ($4,077)
Associate's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 24 $17,000 $127 $40,739 ($3,395)
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 27 $17,500 $181 $67,071 ($5,589)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 66 $24,470 $228 $62,712 ($5,226) $67,464 ($5,622)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 73 $687 $102,338 ($8,528) $116,291 ($9,691)
First Professional Degree Medicine. 64 $2,536 $59,080 ($4,923) $121,006 ($10,084)
Master's Degree Public Health. 12 $52,605 ($4,384) $60,358 ($5,030)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 15 $26,000 $276 $28,907 ($2,409) $35,850 ($2,988)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 41 $460 $56,515 ($4,710) $71,234 ($5,936)
Doctoral Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 4
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 39 $27,500 $273 $48,299 ($4,025) $58,561 ($4,880)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 45 $425 $68,493 ($5,708) $66,136 ($5,511)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 129 $23,251 $228 $49,303 ($4,109) $57,569 ($4,797)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 37 $181 $57,369 ($4,781) $69,339 ($5,778)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 36 $20,447 $201 $45,266 ($3,772) $58,331 ($4,861)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 27 $27,000 $265 $28,714 ($2,393) $40,930 ($3,411)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 54 $27,000 $286 $36,344 ($3,029) $54,553 ($4,546)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 59 $25,000 $250 $35,562 ($2,964) $53,389 ($4,449)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $69,831
Full time faculty: 82%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 10.0

School's endowment start of year: $150,174,329 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $195,224,587 (2022)