Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, IL 62901

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is one of the 12 public 4-year colleges in Illinois. Its campus is medium in size and located in Carbondale. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,395 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 935 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 67%).

Every year 40% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $9,450, and fees were $4,482. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $23,625 and $4,482 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs Offered

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 78.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT920 to 1330
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
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) Considered but not 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 $65

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$298/credit
In State Students$298/credit
Out of State Students$746/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$460/credit
In State Students$460/credit
Out of State Students$1,151/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 $13,410 $13,410 $33,570
ADN 70 $20,860 $20,860 $52,220
BSN 125 $37,250 $37,250 $93,250
FNP 50 $23,000 $23,000 $57,550
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, 92% of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 46% $4,712
Other Federal Grant 15% $1,972
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $4,817
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 74% $6,810
Federal Student Loans 67% $5,633
Private Loans 8% $10,741


Average Net Price/year
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$13,921
$30,001 to $48,000$14,340
$48,001 to $75,000$16,809
$75,001 to $110,000$19,828
Over $110,000$22,835

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
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-Carbondale
Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

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