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
SIU Carbondale was one of just nine institutions across the country in 2020 to receive national recognition for leadership and commitment to continuous improvement in preparing people for careers as educators. SIU earned the Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the accrediting organization for about 700 teacher education programs nationwide.
At a Glance
Total Enrollment (including part-time): 11,366
Total Full-Time Students: 6,796
Undergraduate Students (full and part-time): 8,299
Professional Practice and Graduate Students
(full and part-time): 3,067
Female Students: 49.2%
Male Students: 50.3%
Average Undergraduate Age: 23.5
Ethnic Minority Enrollment: 28.0%
Information retrieved from the Factbook 2019-2020, Institutional Research and Studies