Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) is consistently ranked among Illinois’ most comprehensive public universities.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a whole is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University's programs are accredited by a diverse group of accrediting agencies. The Physician Assistant (PA) Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The SIUC CDS (Communication Disorders and Sciences) program has been accredited by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). SIUC's School of Art and Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Ranking Profile:

- Southern Illinois University Carbondale is ranked 183rd among Tier 1 National Universities by US News & World Report 2011. It is ranked 101st in the “Top Public Universities: National Universities” list.

- Ranked 47th in the nation, ahead of every other university in Illinois, both public and private, according to the 2010 MFA Rankings: The Top Fifty in the journal “Poets and Writers,” the standard journal for those in creative writing professions.

- SIUC College of Business is feature in The Princeton Review “The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition”.

- The University is ranked 37th by active duty service members who used tuition assistance during the 2009 fiscal year, according to a report in the June/July 2010 issue of “Military Times Edge” magazine.

- 100th in the National Science Foundation's ranking of academic research and development expenditures at public universities and colleges. The NSF tabulates the data for the 625 institutions, out of nearly 4,000 total, that have research and development expenditures of at least $150,000.

- CosmoGirl ranks SIUC in '100 Best Colleges (October 2007 issue).

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