Quick Facts

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At a Glance

UIS celebrates its diversity with a campus comprising students and faculty of various ages, backgrounds, and ethnicity.
  • 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

680

Baccalaureate degrees conferred

442

Graduating class for whom an outcomes destination is known

394

Working full-time or part-time

263

Continuing education at national or regional university

 

Fall on Campus

Students

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%

Average age:

  • Undergraduate: 27
  • Graduate: 32

Demographics:

  • 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

Student Life

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.

Housing:
833 students reside in campus housing (Fall 2020)

 

Academics

30 bachelor’s degrees, 20 master’s degrees, 1 doctoral program. Online students: 1,540

Top enrolled programs:

Undergraduate

Graduate

Alumni

UIS has more than 44,000 living alumni located throughout the world.

 

UIS FY 2020 Budget: $90.77 million

Annual Expenses Illinois Non-residents
Tuition
(30 credit hrs.)
$9,502 $19,117
Fees $2,429 $2,429
Room & Board $9,760 $9,760
Books, Supplies, Parking $1,260 $1,260
TOTAL
(Fall 2020)
$22,951 $32,566