Greatness Happens Here
SIU is where brains and heart intersect. Our beautiful campus is home to major opportunities in a number of fields. We welcome students from all walks of life from around the world and pride ourselves on inclusivity.
What's a Saluki?
It's a dog, right? Yeah, but at SIU it's so much more. It's a mindset. Once a Saluki, always a Saluki.
Research at SIU
Ranked among the top 5 percent of all U.S. higher education institutions for research, our students are making an impact in Southern Illinois and around the globe.
Point of Pride
Noting the university’s “unique out-of-the-box passions and thinking,” progressive attitude toward students with a variety of learning backgrounds and Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classification as a “high research” institution, SIU Carbondale is No. 8 among College Gazette’s “10 Best ‘Hidden Gem’ Public Universities in the U.S.”
At a Glance
Total Enrollment (including part-time): 14,554
Total Full-Time Students: 12,463
Undergraduate Students (full and part-time): 13,031
Professional Practice and Graduate Students
(full and part-time): 4,261
Female Students: 46.4%
Male Students: 53.4%
Average Undergraduate Age: 23.5
Ethnic Minority Enrollment: 30.72%
Information retrieved from the Factbook 2017-2018, Institutional Research and Studies