Founded in 1957, SIUE is a premier Metropolitan University, offering a broad choice of degrees and programs ranging from liberal arts to professional studies. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, and nursing. Professional degrees are available in dental medicine and pharmacy. SIUE is a student-centered educational community dedicated to communicating, expanding and integrating knowledge. With Citizenship, Excellence, Inclusion, Integrity and Wisdom as its values, SIUE hopes to achieve greater national and global recognition and academic prominence through innovative and interdisciplinary programs that empower individuals to achieve their full potential.
SIUE is famed for its academic excellence, quality education, commitment to diversity, continued campus growth and economic compact. U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges of 2019 lists SIUE among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 15th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category. SIUE is also ranked 11th in the country among the safest college campuses according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security.