The University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) is a leading university located in Springfield, Illinois, United States. It became a part of the University of Illinois system on July 1, 1995.

The University of Illinois at Springfield is accredited by the NCA, the highest level of institutional accreditation. In addition, UIS online degrees have been approved for membership in Sloan Foundation's Sloan-C program, a consortium of accredited institutions committed to quality distance education. The University has been offering online courses and degrees since 1999.

The Sloan Consortium has recognized UIS with the 2007 award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Teaching and Learning and the 2008 Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education.

Ranking Profile:

- University of Illinois Springfield is ranked 22nd on a list of 142 top public and private colleges and universities in the category "Regional Universities (Midwest)" by US News (2011). It is rated as the top regional public university in the state of Illinois and the fourth best public university in that category in the entire Midwest. The ranking puts UIS in the top 15 percent of universities in the Midwest.

- Ranked 26th on a list of 71 top public and private colleges and universities in the 12-state Midwest region. UIS was ranked 4th best among the 15 public universities on the list. U.S. News also awarded UIS a high ranking in a category called “Great Schools, Great Prices” for being among only five public universities in the Master's category in the Midwest with students who graduate with the least debt.

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