University of Illinois at Springfield, located in Springfield, Illinois, was founded in 1969 as Sangamon State University. The school as established through a measure approved by the Illinois General Assembly with the intention of establishing it as an upper division university providing only the final two years of a four year education alongside graduate studies. Over the first two decades the school experienced steady growth both in enrollment and facilities, and by 1980 had build it first dormitories, providing residence for students. In 1995 the board of regents governing the school was removed and Sangamon State University joined the University of Illinois System, resulting in a name change to the current. In 2005 the school became a full four year institution having introduced a new general education curriculum and adding lower division studies, allowing students to enroll as freshmen for the first time the following year.
The University of Illinois at Springfield offers a variety of degrees in many majors, allowing students to choose the program of study that best reflects the student's needs and goals. Bachelor degrees are obtained over the course of four years through the completion of lower and upper division courses, general education classes and electives that allow for study of non major related subjects. Undergraduates may also pursue a minor degree. Minor degrees are obtained through a set course of additional study that provides the student with limited addition knowledge and expertise in a secondary field. The school also offers a number of master degree options. Master degree programs typically require a bachelor's degree to have been earned, strong GRE or other graduate exam scores, and an excellent academic record, additionally students may be required to meet additional criteria specific to the graduate program they are applying to.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions at the University of Illinois at Springfield is decided through a combination of class rank, GPA and test scores. Students may apply online, providing the necessary information to allow the college to render a decision regarding specific student enrollment. Students must have completed a high school education or equivalent, in particular the core curriculum necessary for graduating. In addition a personal statement and essay will be used to further evaluate applicants prior to final decision. Students will be notified once the decision process is complete, with accepted students being provided the information necessary to begin their educational experience at the school.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance are required to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting information from which will be used to determine need, aid program eligibility and monetary awards. Financial aid must be reapplied prior to the start of each academic year. Students may be randomly chosen to provide additional financial information in order to verify the FAFSA's accuracy due to new federal regulations for aid. Merit scholarships may also be available to residents of Illinois who demonstrate academic excellence in high school and continue to do so throughout their undergraduate years.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates University of Illinois at Springfield accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at University of Illinois at Springfield is about 5,400, where graduate students make up roughly 5% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- In-State Tuition: $9,400-$11,000
- Nonresident Student Tuition: $17,000-$19,810
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $320-$390 per unit
- Out-of-State: $370-$440 per unit
- Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||96%||$12,072|
|Receiving Student Loans||58%||$6,044|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, University of Illinois at Springfield may offer services like:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care
University of Illinois at Springfield has an overall graduation rate which is close to 43%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||28%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
University of Illinois at Springfield is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Great Lakes Valley Conference)
- Basketball (Great Lakes Valley Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by University of Illinois at Springfield by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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