Graduate Program Overview

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a four-years, public school located in Carbondale, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $16,162 for Illinois residents and $33,064 for out-of-state students. It offers 138 graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSouthern Illinois University-Carbondale
TypeFour-years, Public
AddressLincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL
Graduate School Students3,067 students
575 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$16,162
Student to Faculty10:1 (10.00%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 138 Graduate Programs
84 Master's, 44 Doctorate, 10 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Illinois residents, the tuition & fees are $16,162 and $33,064 for non-Illinois residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $470 for Illinois residents and $1,174 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$470$1,174
Books & Supplies$1,100
Room & Board$10,622 (On-Campus) / $10,622 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,941 (On-Campus) / $2,941 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,825$47,727
Off-Campus Total$30,825$47,727
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 138 major areas - 84 Master's (9 online programs), 44 Doctorate , 10 Post-Bachelor'. 676 students have been conferred Master's degree and 235 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Human Services
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Physical Sciences
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
English Language and Literature
Legal Studies
Work and Family Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Engineering Technology
Computer and Information Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Communication and Journalism

Graduate Student Population

Total 11,366 students enrolled in Southern Illinois University-Carbondale including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,067 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,453 male and 1,614 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,879 full-time and 1,188 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 575 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 273 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,453
Women Students1,614
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,879
Part-time Students1,188
By race/ethnicity 1,787 White, 354 Black, and 118 Asian students are attending at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races54
51 students are younger than 22 and 469 students are older than 65. The school has 1,799 students aged between 22 and 30 and 800 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under51
40 & Over469
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 575 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 273 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,119
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses575
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses273
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,271
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses575
Illinois Resident384
Other State In U.S.184
Outside of U.S.5

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