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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


Total enrollment:  5,431 (fall 2014)

  • Undergraduate students: 3,038 (56%)
  • Graduate students: 2,393 (44%)
  • Full-time: 53%, Part-time: 47%
  • Male: 51%, Female: 49%

Average age:

  • Undergraduate: 27
  • Graduate: 33


  • African-American – 11.7%
  • Hispanic: 4.8%
  • International – 15.2%
  • All other – 68.3 %

Where students come from:

  • Illinois: 70.9%
  • Out of state: 14.2%
  • Foreign countries: 14.9%

Faculty and Staff

  • Full-time faculty: 215; 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, softball and volleyball.

1,074 students reside in campus housing.


UIS has more than 34,000 living alumni located throughout the world.


24 bachelor’s degrees, 20 master’s degrees, 1 doctoral program. Online majors: 1,689

Top enrolled programs:



Achievements and Accolades

  • US News & World Report – America’s Best Colleges 2015 ranks UIS among the top ten public regional universities in the Midwest.
  • 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
(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
(fall 2015)
$24,311 $33,836

Leadership lived


University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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