Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, (commonly abbreviated SIUE or The “e“), is a four-year, coeducational, public university in Edwardsville, Illinois
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville is located about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. SIUE was established in 1957 as an extension of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and is the younger and smaller of the two major institutions of Southern Illinois University system. The University offers graduate programs through its Graduate School.
In fiscal year 2014, SIUE faculty and staff received 185 grants and contracts for research, teaching, and service initiatives worth more than $34 million— which ranked 8th among more than 680 comparable public and private universities in the country. The grants awarded were from agencies that included the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts , the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Fielding athletic teams known as the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, the university participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as a member of Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).
The majority of SIUE’s students are from Illinois, with out-of-state and foreign students accounting for 9.68% of enrollment. The university offers numerous extracurricular activities to its students, including athletics, honor societies, student clubs and organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities. The university has an alumni base of more than 90,000. Alumni and former students have gone on to prominent careers in government, business, science, medicine, education, sports, and entertainment.