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University of Illinois Springfield

We’re proud to be one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois.

Welcome to the University of Illinois Springfield.

Every year, approximately 5,000 students enroll to earn a U of I degree where classes are small and professors really know their students.

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 at 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

Students

Total enrollment:  5,402 (fall 2015)

  • Undergraduate students: 2,937 (56%)
  • Graduate students: 2,465 (44%)
  • Full-time: 55%, Part-time: 45%
  • Male: 52%, Female: 48%

Average age:

  • Undergraduate: 26
  • Graduate: 31

Demographics: 

  • African-American – 11.6%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • International – 19.3%
  • All other – 64.1 %

Where students come from:

  • Illinois: 67.9%
  • Out of state: 13.2%
  • Foreign countries: 18.8%

Faculty and Staff

  • Full-time faculty: 225; part-time: 162
  • Full-time staff:  533
    • Academic Professionals:  224
    • Civil Service:  309
  • Part-time employees:  269
  • Student employees:  411
  • Graduate Student Interns/Assistants:  274

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, women’s track and field, softball and volleyball.

Housing:
1,074 students reside in campus housing.

Alumni

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

Academics

25 bachelor’s degrees, 20 master’s degrees, 1 doctoral program. Online majors: 1,597

Top enrolled programs:

Undergraduate

Graduate

Achievements and Accolades

  • US News & World Report – America’s Best Colleges has ranked UIS among the top ten public regional universities in the Midwest for each of the past nine years.
  • 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 $176 million to the local economy annually.

UIS FY 2015 Budget:  $88.8 million

Annual Expenses Illinois Non-residents
Tuition
(15 credit hrs.)
$9,405 $18,930
Fees & Assessments $3,006 $3,006
Room & Board $10,700 $10,700
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,200
TOTAL
(fall 2015)
$24,311 $33,836