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 ($24,172) than Southern Illinois University-Carbondale ($15,240).
  • It is harder to admit to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale than Illinois State.
  • Illinois State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,045) than Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (1,045).
  • Both Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Illinois State 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 more full-time faculties with 973 faculties while Illinois State has 915 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Illinois State University.
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Southern Illinois University-CarbondaleIllinois State
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Southern Illinois University-Carbondalevs.Illinois State
Carbondale, IllinoisLocationNormal, 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)
In-State$15,240
Out-Of-State$15,240
Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,968
Out-Of-State$24,172
81% ($11,899)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)79% ($9,553)
$11,899Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,553
76.01 %Acceptance Rates89.13 %
23.05 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.44 %
1,045SAT Score1,100
24ACT Score24
45 %Graduation Rate67 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
75 %Retention Rate83 %
11,266Student Population20,233
973Number of Faculties915
10 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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