SIUE is in the midst of its largest building phase since the initial construction of the campus began in 1963. Since 2006, the University has completed nearly $300 million in construction and infrastructure improvement, adding new state-of-the-art buildings, and enhancing and expanding existing structures.
This exciting campus growth contributed to SIUE being listed among 46 “up-and-coming schools” in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges of 2012 edition. The University also was named one of seven Midwestern regional universities—one of only three public institutions—for recently making "innovative changes in the areas of faculty, student life, campus life and facilities.”
The University is an engine for innovation and growth. A 2010 Economic Impact Study conducted by faculty members from the SIUE School of Business showed the University had a $471 million annual economic impact on the St. Louis Metropolitan Area—a 32 percent increase from a 2005 study. It also reported that SIUE is the second largest employer in Madison and St. Clair counties, with nearly 2,500 full-time employees and a more than $130 million annual payroll.
The SIUE community can expect several more construction projects in the coming years. Enhancements that have been approved or are currently underway include: