Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) is one of the top public universities in Illinois, USA. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Research University: High Research Activity.

The University has the following Colleges: College of Agricultural Sciences; College of Applied Sciences and Arts; College of Business; College of Education and Human Services; College of Engineering; College of Liberal Arts; College of Mass Communication and Media Arts; College of Science; Graduate School; School of Law; School of Medicine.

The College of Business is an accredited member of AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Notable SIU alumni include: Chris Carr (Former NBA player), Randy Daniels (former New York Secretary of State), Joan Higginbotham (American astronaut), Albert E. Mead (former Governor of Washington), Curt Jones (founder of Dippin' Dots), etc.


- Placed among Tier 1 National Universities by US News & World Report 2011.

- 47th for creative writing program in the 2010 MFA Rankings: The Top Fifty in the journal “Poets and Writers”.

- 72nd among the Top Speech-Language Pathology Schools (USNWR 2009).

- 6th in the US News Ranking of Rehabilitation Counseling Programs (2008).

- The National Science Foundation ranked SIUC at 101st among public universities in the US for total R&D expenditures, and 142nd among all U.S. universities (NSF, Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2006, November 2007).

- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks SIUC among the top 5% of all U.S. higher education institutions for research.