Achievements and Accolades

  • US News & World Report rankings:
    • No. 1 public regional university in Illinois (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023).
    • No. 3 (2023) and No. 4 (2020, 2021, 2022) public regional university in the Midwest.
    • No. 5 for students graduating with the least amount of debt, Midwest Region (2021).
    • No. 6 (2023) and No. 12 (2022) best college for veterans, Midwest Region.
    • Top 10% online bachelor's degrees in the U.S. (2022)
    • Top 20 best value school, Midwest Region, and the only public university in Illinois on the list (2022, 2023).
    • Among the 15 best public regional universities in the Midwest since 2006.
  • UIS welcomed the largest first-year 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 $694.2 million to the Illinois economy annually.

Students

Academics:

  • 56 bachelor's degrees, 39 minors
  • 44 master's degrees, 1 doctorate
  • 37 graduate certificates
  • Coursework that leads to 6 Illinois State Board of Education endorsements

Total enrollment: 4,198 (Fall 2022)

  • Undergraduate students: 2,393 (57%)
    • First generation: 854 (35.7%)
  • Graduate students: 1,755 (42%)
  • Online: 32%, on-ground/blended: 68%
  • Full-time: 70%, Part-time: 30%
  • Male: 45.5%, Female: 54.5%

Average age:

  • Undergraduate: 26
  • Graduate: 32
  • Doctorate: 45

Demographics:

  • African-American: 11.9%
  • Hispanic: 8.2%
  • International: 15.4%
  • All other: 64.5%

Where students come from:

  • Illinois: 71.3%
  • Out of state: 13.3%
  • Foreign countries: 15.4%

New graduate career outcomes

Faculty and Staff

  • Full-time faculty: 198 Part-time: 95
  • Full-time staff: 539
    • Academic Professionals: 203
    • Civil Service: 336
  • Part-time staff: 22
  • Student employees: 403
  • Graduate Student Interns/Assistants: 281

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: 874 students live in campus housing.

UIS FY 2022 Budget: $90.5 million

Top enrolled programs

Undergraduate:

Graduate

Alumni

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

Fall 2022 On-Ground Undergraduate Annual Cost

IllinoisNon-residents
Tuition (30 credit hrs.)$9,645$19,410
Fees$2,442$2,442
Room & Board
(Silver meal plan)
$10,410$10,410
Books + Supplies$1,224$1,224
TOTAL (Fall 2022)$23,721$33,486