University of Illinois Springfield

Every year, approximately 5,000 students enroll to earn a U of I degree where classes are small and professors really know their students.

UIS celebrates its diversity with a campus comprised of students and faculty of various ages, backgrounds, and ethnicity.

  • Calendar: Semester

  • Colleges: Business and Management, Education and Human Services, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Public Affairs and Administration

  • Research Funding: Approximately $7 million annually

  • 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 at Springfield.


University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL, 62703



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

  • Campus: 746 acres

  • 27 bachelor’s degrees, 20 master’s degrees, 1 doctoral program. Online majors: 1,597

Mission Statement

The University of Illinois at Springfield provides an intellectually rich, collaborative, and intimate learning environment for students, faculty, and staff, while serving local, regional, state, national, and international communities.

  • UIS serves its students by building a faculty whose members have a passion for teaching and by creating an environment that nurtures learning. Our faculty members engage students in small classes and experiential learning settings. At UIS, the undergraduate and graduate curricula and the professional programs emphasize liberal arts, interdisciplinary approaches, lifelong learning, and engaged citizenship.

  • UIS provides its students with the knowledge, skills, and experience that lead to productive careers in the private and public sectors.

  • UIS serves the pursuit of knowledge by encouraging and valuing excellence in scholarship. Scholarship at UIS is broadly defined. Faculty members are engaged in the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Excellence in teaching and meaningful service depend on a foundation of excellence in scholarship.

  • One vital area in which UIS extends its scholarship, teaching, learning, and expertise beyond the campus is in the broad area of public affairs. From its location in the state capital, UIS shapes and informs public policy, trains tomorrow’s leaders, and enriches its learning environment through a wide range of public affairs activities, programs, and organizations.

  • UIS empowers its students, faculty, and staff by being a leader in online education and classroom technology. UIS uses technology to enhance its distinctive learning environment and extend that environment beyond the boundaries of the campus.

Achievements and Accolades

  • US News & World Report – America’s Best Colleges has ranked UIS among the top ten public regional universities in the Midwest for each of the past nine years.

  • The College of Business and Management is accredited by the AACSB, a distinction earned by less than 5% of business schools worldwide.

  • UIS alums comprise 28% of the college-educated workforce residing in Springfield.

  • UIS and its students and alumni add $176 million to the local economy annually.