University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, IL

University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, IL

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About UIS
We’re proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System.

Every year, approximately 4,000 students enroll here to earn a U of I degree—where classes aren’t too big or too small, and professors really know their students. We have over 50 years of empowering leaders and look forward to having you join us.

We are dedicated to fully engaging students in the process of active teaching and learning, and offer degree-granting programs in four colleges.

Transfer to UIS
We are dedicated to ensuring you a smooth transition to UIS. You'll find a strong community of like-minded students, since 60% of our population are transfer students just like you. We'll help you get the most from your incoming credits to set you up for success, and you'll earn an affordable University of Illinois degree, recognized worldwide. 

UIS is a place for learners of all ages, backgrounds and stages of higher education. The average age of our undergraduate students is 26 and 35% are first-generation college students. All learners can find their niche at UIS.

Value and affordability
UIS offers world-renowned programs at an affordable public university price. That means money in the bank and value on your resume. It's one of the reasons UIS has been ranked the #1 public regional university in Illinois by U.S. News and World Report four years in a row.

Check our transfer information and requirements page to find out additional information, how your Associate's degree and credits will transfer, and other helpful links.



#1 public regional university in Illinois (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) | U.S. News & World Report


#3 (2023) and #4 (2020, 2021, 2022) public regional university in the Midwest | U.S. News & World Report


#5 for students graduating with the least amount of debt, Midwest Region (2021) | U.S. News & World Report


#6 (2023) and #12 (2022) best college for veterans, Midwest Region | U.S. News & World Report


Top 20 best value school, Midwest Region, and the only public university in Illinois on the list (2022, 2023) | U.S. News & World Report


Top 10% online bachelor's degrees in the US (2022) | U.S. News & World Report


Southeast side of Springfield, Illinois, near Lake Springfield. Approximately 200 miles southwest of Chicago and 100 miles northeast of St. Louis.

UIS At a Glance

History: Established in 1969 as Sangamon State University by the Illinois General Assembly. On July 1, 1995, became a campus of the University of Illinois, thereafter known as the University of Illinois Springfield.

Campus: 746 acres

• 56 bachelor's degrees, 39 minors
• 44 master's degrees, 1 doctorate
• 37 graduate certificates

Total enrollment: 4,198 (Fall 2022)

Student Life:
• 85+ student clubs and organizations.
• Member NCAA Div. II, Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC)
• Intercollegiate athletic teams: Men's/Women’s soccer, tennis, basketball, golf, cross country, and track and field; softball; volleyball; baseball.
• Housing: 874 students live in campus housing.

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