Facts

At a Glance

UIS celebrates its diversity with a campus comprised of students and faculty of various ages, backgrounds, and ethnicity.
  • Calendar: Semester
  • 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

 

Quick Facts

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31 bachelor’s degrees, 20 master’s degrees, 1 doctoral program

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Full-time faculty: 220; part-time: 129

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Student employees: 414; Graduate Student Interns/Assistants: 383

  • In 2009, student enrollment was about 4,700, including over 900 online students, and over 300 international students. In the following year, it crossed 5,000.
  • UIS has over 85 student organizations which contribute to the campus life, bringing an unforgettable combination of opportunities.
  • On August 1st, 2010, the UIS athletic program became a full-fledged member of N.C.A.A Division II.

Fall on Campus

Students

Total enrollment: 4,956 (fall 2017)

  • Undergraduate students: 2,932 (59%)
  • Graduate students: 2,024 (41%)
  • Full-time: 52%, Part-time: 48%
  • Male: 51%, Female: 49%

Average age:

  • Undergraduate: 26
  • Graduate: 32

Demographics:

  • African-American – 11.7%
  • Hispanic: 6.7%
  • International – 13%
  • All other – 68.4%

Where students come from:

  • Illinois: 72%
  • Out of state: 15%
  • Foreign countries: 13%

Faculty and Staff

  • Full-time faculty: 220; part-time: 129
  • Full-time staff: 514
    • Academic Professionals: 210
    • Civil Service: 304
  • Part-time employees: 247
  • Student employees: 414
  • Graduate Student Interns/Assistants: 383

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:
952 students reside in campus housing.

Alumni

UIS has more than 35,000 living alumni located throughout the world.

Academics

31 bachelor’s degrees, 20 master’s degrees, 1 doctoral program. Online majors: 1,681

Top enrolled programs:

Undergraduate

Graduate

Achievements and Accolades

 

UIS FY 2017 Budget: $88.8 million

Annual Expenses Illinois Non-residents
Tuition
(15 credit hrs.)
$9,405 $18,930
Fees & Assessments $3,258 $3,258
Room & Board $9,700 $9,700
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,200
TOTAL
(fall 2016)
$23,563 $33,088