Welcome message from the President of SIU

Welcome to Southern Illinois University!  SIU is one of only two systems of public higher education in the state of Illinois and provides educational opportunities at five separate locations.  Each location has its own unique blend of students and provides a learning environment designed for success. In fact, students are our number one priority.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers a diverse range of strong undergraduate degree programs, an array of nationally recognized masters and doctoral programs, a School of Law located in Carbondale, and a School of Medicine in Springfield. To learn more about the many exciting educational opportunities available, visit the SIUC web page.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is recognized throughout the Midwest for its focus on excellence in undergraduate education, its School of Dental Medicine in Alton, its School of Nursing, and the SIUE School of Pharmacy, all of which offer highly competitive programs. The SIUE East St. Louis Center  serves as a national model for improving the lives of families and individuals in urban communities.  To learn more about SIUE, browse its web page for a closer look.

With all campuses combined, SIU has more than 35,000 students.  Our faculty and staff are second to none and are eager to help students achieve their educational goals. On behalf of the entire Southern Illinois University community, I welcome you to our web sites and our University. After you have visited our virtual campuses, plan to visit us in person and learn firsthand why SIU is a great place to live, learn, and work.