Achievements and Accolades

  • US News & World Report rankings:
    • No. 1 public regional university in Illinois and No. 4 in the Midwest (2020, 2021, 2022).
    • No. 5 for students graduating with the least amount of debt, Midwest regional category (2021).
    • Top 20 best value school, Midwest regional category, and the only public university in Illinois on the list (2022).
    • No. 12 best college for veterans, Midwest regional category (2022).
    • Among the 15 best public regional universities in the Midwest since 2006.
  • UIS 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.
  • UIS and its students and alumni add $833 million to the Illinois economy annually.

Students

Academics:

  • 49 bachelor's degrees, 37 minors
  • 51 master's degrees, 1 doctorate
  • 46 graduate certificates
  • Coursework that leads to 6 Illinois State Board of Education endorsements

Total enrollment: 3,944 (Fall 2021)

  • Undergraduate students: 2,503 (64%)
  • Graduate students: 1,441 (36%)
  • Online: 38%, on-ground/blended: 62%
  • Full-time: 56%, Part-time: 44%
  • Male: 48%, Female: 52%

Average age:

  • Undergraduate: 26
  • Graduate: 34
  • Doctorate: 44

Demographics:

  • African-American: 12.7%
  • Hispanic: 8.8%
  • International: 6.9%
  • All other: 71.6%

Where students come from:

  • Illinois: 78%
  • Out of state: 15%
  • Foreign countries: 7%

New graduate career outcomes

Faculty and Staff

  • Full-time faculty: 201 Part-time: 30
  • Full-time staff: 500
    • Academic Professionals: 190
    • Civil Service: 310
  • Part-time staff: 11
  • Student employees: 416
  • Graduate Student Interns/Assistants: 242

Student Life

85+ student clubs and organizations.
Member NCAA Div. II, Great Lakes Valley
Conference (GLVC)

Intercollegiate athletic teams:
Men's/Women’s soccer, tennis, basketball, golf,
cross country, and track and field; softball;
volleyball; baseball.

Housing: 839 students live in campus housing.

UIS FY 2020 Budget: $90.5 million

Top enrolled programs

Undergraduate:

Graduate

Alumni

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

IllinoisNon-residents
Tuition (30 credit hrs.)$9,502$19,117
Fees$2,436$2,436
Room & Board
(Silver meal plan)
$10,410$10,410
Books, Supplies, Parking$1,260$1,260
TOTAL (Fall 2021)$23,608$33,223