About the University of Illinois Springfield
Every year, approximately 5,000 students enroll here to earn a U of I degree where classes aren’t too big or too small, and professors really know their students. We have over 40 years of empowering leaders and look forward to having you join us.
We are dedicated to fully engaging students in the process of active teaching and learning, and offer degree-granting programs in four colleges.
“The work we do, educating future citizens of our state and our nation, has never been more important. In fact, it’s critical to the future of our democracy.”
— Chancellor Koch
Discover Our Stories
In 1960, a group of central Illinois citizens, united in their goal of bringing a four-year university to the capital city.
The University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois, and is governed by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
The University of Illinois Springfield provides an intellectually rich, collaborative, and intimate learning environment for students, faculty, and staff, while serving local, regional, state, national, and international communities.
Our Promise To You
Abundant opportunities to spearhead initiatives and lead campus organizations
Passionate TeachingTeaching-focused Academic Experience
Collaborative OpportunitiesAn Abundance of Opportunities to Collaborate
Diverse CommunityA Right-sized, Supportive Community
Engaged CitizenshipA Tradition of Educating Public Servants and Leaders