Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL 62026

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.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN
  3. DNP
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 346
Nursing Administration Master's degree 10
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 20
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 24
Nursing Education Master's degree 8
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 3
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - other 8

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

East St. Louis Community College Center
14.89 miles away
University of Missouri-St Louis
17.7 miles away
John A Logan Community College - Alongi Center
67.95 miles away
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
85.74 miles away
Southeast Missouri State University
105.19 miles away
Eastern Illinois University
108.55 miles away
Lincoln University
118.04 miles away
Western Illinois University
121.07 miles away
University of Missouri-Columbia
125.56 miles away
Columbia Public Schools
125.87 miles away


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
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
04/17/1993 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
01/24/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading458 to 505
SAT: Math440 to 558
SAT: Writing440 to 570
ACT Composite20 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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,048
30k to 48k$13,466
48k to 75k$16,922
75k to 110k$19,282
Over 110k$19,482
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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
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL 62026

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