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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • Illinois State has more expensive tuition & fees ($22,278) than Southern Illinois University-Carbondale ($15,057).
  • It is harder to admit to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale than Illinois State.
  • Illinois State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,055) than Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (1,055).
  • Both Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Illinois State have the same submitted ACT scores (24).
  • Illinois State has more students with 20,720 students while Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has 11,366 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.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Southern Illinois University-CarbondaleIllinois State
Southern Illinois University-Carbondalevs.Illinois State
Carbondale, IllinoisLocationNormal, Illinois
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$15,057
Out-Of-State$15,057
Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,115
Out-Of-State$22,278
78% ($11,779)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)75% ($8,840)
$11,779Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,840
76.01 %Acceptance Rates89.13 %
23.05 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.44 %
1,055SAT Score1,120
24ACT Score24
48 %Graduation Rate68 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
81 %Retention Rate84 %
11,366Student Population20,720
973Number of Faculties915
11 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
Remedial Service, 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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