Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL 62026
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Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) is a public university with undergrad and graduate degree programs. The university was established in 1957 and many of the original academic buildings remain part of the core campus. However, the campus has expanded to include over 2,660 acres of land and lakes, which makes SIUE one of the largest campuses in the United States based on land area. The various degree programs are offered through eight colleges and schools, including the SIUE School of Nursing. SIUE has also received awards and recognition in education. They ranked in the top 50 Midwest universities according to rankings from US News & World Report.

Incoming students may enroll in a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, or RN to BSN program. The traditional BSN program includes courses offered at the main SIUE campus and the SIUE Regional Nursing Program at SIU Carbondale. Students who already have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field may enroll in the accelerated BSN program, which is designed to be completed in just three semesters and one summer semester. There is also an MSN program and a DNP program for those seeking further education. The baccalaureate degrees and graduate degrees are accredited through the CCNE.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students13,796
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 52 349
Master's degree 2 7
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - other 1 9

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/12/1999 - Current
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04/17/1993 - Current
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01/24/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1225
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$267/credit
In State Students$267/credit
Out of State Students$267/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$317/credit
In State Students$317/credit
Out of State Students$516/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,015 $12,015 $12,015
ADN 70 $18,690 $18,690 $18,690
BSN 125 $33,375 $33,375 $33,375
FNP 50 $15,850 $15,850 $25,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 34% $4,452
Other Federal Grant 4% $4,378
State Grant & Scholarships 24% $3,397
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 69% $4,401
Federal Student Loans 58% $5,420
Private Loans 6% $9,271


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,973
$30,001 to $48,000$11,787
$48,001 to $75,000$15,573
$75,001 to $110,000$18,714
Over $110,000$19,170

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL 62026

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