Southern Illinois University is a public research
university located in Carbondale, Illinois, United States.
Founded in 1869, SIU is the flagship campus of
the Southern Illinois University system. (The other
members are Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine,
and Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.)
The university is known as SIU Carbondale, but colloquially asSIU.
SIU's total student enrollment is almost 18,000.
The University is categorized as an RU/H Research University
(high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of
Institutions of Higher Education. SIU is recognized in
the U.S. News & World Report rankings as a "National
University," that is, a university which grants a variety of
doctoral degrees and strongly emphasizes research; SIU's
ranking in the 2011 US News ratings is #170.Additionally, the
National Science Foundation ranks SIU #101 among public
universities in the U.S. for total research and development
expenditures, and #142 among all U.S. universities. The
University offers more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors, and
specializations, 30 doctoral and more than 60 master's degree
programs; law and medical degrees.
- College of Business
- College of Agricultural Science
- College of Applied science and Arts
- College od education and Human Services
- College of Engineering
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Arts
- Collge of Mass Communication and Media Arts