Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Public, Four-years School Located in Carbondale, IL

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How much is the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's tuition & fees is $13,244.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $27,917 when a student lives on-campus.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$13,244
Books & Supplies Costs$1,100
On-campus Room & Board$10,622
On-campus Expenses$2,951
Off-campus Room & Board$10,622
Off-campus Expenses$2,951
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$15,426

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $36,765 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $91,157. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $61,268.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$11,378$24,961$15,711
Sophomore (2024-25)$9,775$23,368$15,421
Junior (2025-26)$8,398$22,001$15,174
Senior (2026-27)$7,215$20,828$14,962
4 Years Total$36,765$91,157$61,268
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$9,775$23,368$15,421
Sophomore (2025-26)$8,398$22,001$15,174
Junior (2026-27)$7,215$20,828$14,962
Senior (2027-28)$6,198$19,821$14,782
4 Years Total$31,585$86,018$60,340
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$8,398$22,001$15,174
Sophomore (2026-27)$7,215$20,828$14,962
Junior (2027-28)$6,198$19,821$14,782
Senior (2028-29)$5,325$18,958$14,629
4 Years Total$27,135$81,608$59,547
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$7,215$20,828$14,962
Sophomore (2027-28)$6,198$19,821$14,782
Junior (2028-29)$5,325$18,958$14,629
Senior (2029-30)$4,575$18,218$14,499
4 Years Total$23,312$77,825$58,873
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$6,198$19,821$14,782
Sophomore (2028-29)$5,325$18,958$14,629
Junior (2029-30)$4,575$18,218$14,499
Senior (2030-31)$3,930$17,583$14,388
4 Years Total$20,028$74,580$58,298

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $13,638.
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale$13,244
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Southern Illinois University-CarbondaleCarbondale, IL$15,416$13,244
Illinois State UniversityNormal, IL$16,021$28,086

Financial Aid and COA

At Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 7,512 students (92%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $10,767.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is $17,150 for students living on-campus and $17,150 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,370 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $11,269 and the average amount of student loans is $7,186.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$27,917
COA (off-campus)$27,917
Tuition & Fees$13,244
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,673
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,673
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,150
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,150
Average Financial Aid$10,767
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship7,51292%$10,767
Pell Grants2,93136%$4,943
Federal Student Loan3,83447%$6,679
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,37099%-
Grants or Scholarships1,35498%$11,269
Federal Grants1,17985%$4,292
Pell Grants61044%$4,994
Other Federal Grants1,13682%$1,772
State/Local Grants60544%$6,249
Institutional Grants1,10580%$5,808
Student Loan Aid82359%$7,186
Federal Student Loans80558%$5,331
Other Student Loans1088%$15,020
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level865852$12,241
110,001 or more196189$5,096

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's acceptance rate is 95.15%. A total of 6,987 applicants applied to and 6,648 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,422 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 21.39%.
To apply to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate95.15%94.01%95.92%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.39%26.21%18.25%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Considered But Not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,045 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 24.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0459301,160
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW535480590
SAT Math510450570
ACT Composite242028
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math221826
ACT English242028

Student Population

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has a total of 11,107 students including 8,000 undergraduate and 3,107 graduate students. By gender, there are 5,633 male students and 5,633 female students attending Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The school offers online degree programs and 1,883 students enrolled online exclusively (16.95% of all students).
Total11,266 5,6335,633
Undergraduate8,147 4,1893,958
Graduate3,119 1,4441,675

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressLincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered261 Programs
Online Program Offered29 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered130 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate91.50%
Student Population11,107
Graduation Rate49%
Retention Rate70% (Full-time), 42% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties973 (Full-time), 216 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs4,436 (Full-time), 368 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$69,974
Average Staff Salary$54,669