At a Glance
- Colleges: Business and Management, Education and Human Services, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Public Affairs and Administration
- Research Funding: Approximately $7 million annually
- History: Established in 1969 as Sangamon State University by the Illinois General Assembly. On July 1, 1995, became a campus of the University of Illinois, thereafter known as the University of Illinois Springfield.
- Location: Southeast side of Springfield, Illinois, near Lake Springfield. Approximately 200 miles southwest of Chicago and 100 miles northeast of St. Louis.
- Campus: 746 acres
Achievements and Accolades
- US News & World Report rankings:
- No. 1 public regional university in Illinois, and No. 4 in the Midwest (2020, 2021)
- No. 5 for students graduating with the least amount of debt, Midwest regional category (2021)
- Top 10% of best online bachelor’s degree programs in the United States (2021)
- Top 25% best public affairs programs in the United States (2021)
- Among the top 15 public regional universities in the Midwest for the past 15 years.
- Welcomed the largest freshman class in university history in the fall of 2019.
- The College of Business and Management is accredited by the AACSB, a distinction earned by less than 5% of business schools worldwide.
- UIS alums comprise 28% of the college- educated workforce residing in Springfield.
- Our students and alumni add $833 million to the Illinois economy annually.
Class of 2019 Report
680Baccalaureate degrees conferred
442Graduating class for whom an outcomes destination is known
394Working full-time or part-time
263Continuing education at national or regional university
Total enrollment: 4,146 (Fall 2020)
- Undergraduate students: 2,654 (64%)
- Graduate students: 1,492 (36%)
- Full-time: 56%, Part-time: 44%
- Male: 48%, Female: 52%
- Undergraduate: 27
- Graduate: 32
- African-American – 12.9%
- Hispanic: 8.9%
- International – 6.2%
- All other – 72%
Where students come from:
- Illinois: 78%
- Out of state: 16%
- Foreign countries: 6%
Faculty and Staff
- Full-time faculty: 207; part-time: 133
- Full-time staff: 532
- Academic Professionals: 212
- Civil Service: 320
- Part-time employees: 21
- Student employees: 385
- Graduate Student Interns/Assistants: 250
85+ student clubs and organizations.
Member NCAA Div. II, Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC)
Intercollegiate athletic teams:
Baseball; men’s/women’s soccer, men’s/women’s tennis, men’s/women’s basketball, men’s/women’s golf, men’s/women’s cross country, men’s/women’s track and field, softball and volleyball.
833 students reside in campus housing (Fall 2020)
30 bachelor’s degrees, 20 master’s degrees, 1 doctoral program. Online students: 1,540
Top enrolled programs:
- Computer Science
- Business Administration
- Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Computer Science
- Public Administration
- Business Administration (MBA)
- Political Science
- Management Information Systems
UIS has more than 44,000 living alumni located throughout the world.
UIS FY 2020 Budget: $90.77 million
(30 credit hrs.)
|Room & Board||$9,760||$9,760|
|Books, Supplies, Parking||$1,260||$1,260|