Academics

Location
Carbondale, IL
Undergrads
12,387
Tuition (in-state)
$23,781 ($11,528)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a lot of different things students can be a part of that will help them learn and expand there horizons, it is alot of options and choices student can choose from when it comes to academics.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a lot of choices and the facilities help in every way possible.

5 College Junior

Academics: you get to know people in your field. it gives you some sort of comfort being around those with the same interest as you. I love it

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are always willing to work with you.

3 College Senior

Academics: The Social Work Grad school wasn't as good as the undergrad program.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 122nd
    Most Available Classes
  • 160th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 176th
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 242nd
    Best Registration Process
  • 292nd
    Best Course Variety

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
15:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
898
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
222
Total FT Faculty
1,351
Faculty with Terminal Degree
81%
Average Faculty Salary
$67,056
Full-Time Retention Rate
61%
Part-Time Retention Rate
39%
Transfer-Out Rate
14%
Graduation Rate
48%
Programs/Majors Offered
125
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering: 1%
  • Industrial Technician: 2%
  • Psychology: 2%
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education: 6%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 66 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 65 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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