Campus Colonnade in the fall

National Recognition

US News & World Report America’s Best Colleges has ranked UIS the No. 1 public regional university in Illinois and No. 4 in the Midwest (2020, 2021, 2022).

The College of Business and Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a distinction earned by less than 5% of business schools worldwide.


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Top six enrolled undergraduate programs

Business Administration


Computer Science

Criminal Justice



Average Annual Estimated Total Cost

For Fall 2020, undergraduate, per year, full-time, on-campus

  • Tuition: Illinois Resident – $9,502; non-resident – $19,117
  • Fees: $2,429
  • Housing: (residence hall, meal plan B) – $9,760
  • Total Annual Cost (includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies and parking) Illinois resident – $22,951; non-resident: $32,566

Online Courses and Degrees

  • Dozens of online courses offered each semester to online and on-campus students.
  • 12 undergraduate and 12 graduate degrees offered entirely online to students who have completed general education requirements.

Scholarships/Financial Assistance

  • Grants, loans, and student employment are available. Nearly 70 percent of UIS students receive some form of financial aid.
  • More than 100 scholarships totaling over $100,000 are available to continuing students each year. Application deadline: Feb. 1.

Real World Experience

Undergraduate students can be placed in internships relevant to their major, most of them paid, in Springfield businesses, non-profit organizations and associations, and in Illinois state government.


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More than 85 Clubs and Organizations