History of UIS Online

Online learning at the University of Illinois at Springfield began with the establishment of the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning (OTEL) in July 1997 with a grant from the Illinois Online Network.

UIS Online has experienced incredible growth since 1998 when 30 students enrolled in two classes. In 2007, nearly 4,000 students enrolled in 220 classes.

In December 2008, University of Illinois at Springfield received approval to establish the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service.

What you’ll find in…

  • Model of Online Education
    Learn about the hallmarks of online education at UIS.
  • Sloan Semester
    Discover how UIS assisted college students displaced by Hurraine Katrina.
  • Degree Programs
    View a list of the degrees and certificates offered online by UIS.
  • Enrollments
    See charts and maps of online enrollments from 1998 to the present.
  • Completion Rates
    The completion rates of online courses at UIS is comparable to those offered face-to-face.
  • Awards and Recognitions
    From university-wide awards to individual recognitions, learn about the national awards that UIS Online has garnered.