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Southern Illinois Carbondale is a public graduate school in Carbondale, Illinois. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 3,265 graduate students. Of the 80 graduate programs offered at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 7 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. 30% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Masters and Doctoral Programs

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
3,265
Part-Time Grad Students
967
Research Assistants
346
Teaching Assistants
561
Racial Diversity
  • White
    56.5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    20.6%
  • African American
    12.2%
  • Hispanic
    4.6%
  • Asian
    3.5%
  • Multiracial
    2.2%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Unknown
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Driven
    40%
  • Intellectual
    20%
  • Organized
    20%
  • varied interests, many people were industrious
    20%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 5 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    20%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    40%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    40%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
80%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 5 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 5 responses
  • $100K+
    20%
  • $25K-$50K
    40%
  • <$25K
    40%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 5 responses
  • Did not graduate yet
    100%
60%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 5 responses

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
Median Household Income
$22,152
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$714
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$117,500
National
$217,500

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