The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • Illinois State has more expensive tuition & fees ($27,011) than Southern Illinois University-Carbondale ($15,416).
  • It is harder to admit to Illinois State than Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
  • Illinois State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,100) than Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (1,045).
  • Both Illinois State and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale have the same submitted ACT scores (24).
  • Illinois State has more students with 20,233 students while Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has 11,266 students.
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has a lower number of students per faculty with 10 to 1 while Illinois State's ratio is 19 to 1.
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has more full-time faculties with 973 faculties while Illinois State has 915 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Illinois State University and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
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Illinois StateSouthern Illinois University-Carbondale
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Illinois Statevs.Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Normal, IllinoisLocationCarbondale, Illinois
Four-years, PublicSchool Typefour-years, Public
Doctor's degree - research / scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research / scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
2023 Tuition & Fees
79%% Receiving Financial Aid81%
$9,553Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,899
91.54 %Acceptance Rates95.15 %
30.94 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.39 %
1,100SAT Score1,045
24ACT Score24
67 %Graduation Rate45 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
83 %Retention Rate75 %
20,233Student Population11,266
915Number of Faculties973
19 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio10 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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