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Prominent Employer

Employing more than 2,500 faculty and staff members, SIUE is one of the largest employers in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. A recent study by SIUE School of Business faculty shows the University has a $471 million annual economic impact on the region. Each year, the University's presence generates almost 9,000 additional jobs and more than $250 million in labor income for the area.

Proximity to St. Louis

Located 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis with its nationally known Fortune 500 companies (Sigma Aldrich, Energizer and Monsanto), professional sports venues, cultural offerings and transportation, you are within minutes of just about anywhere in the Metro Area. When it comes to entertainment, residents' options are plentiful and diverse.

Great Town to Raise a Family

Edwardsville is among Family Circle magazine's Top 10 Best Towns for Families in 2010. More than 800 cities across the nation were considered for this designation. Towns are chosen based on several factors, including affordability, green spaces, excellent schools, low crime rate, financial stability and philanthropic spirit.

Academic Distinction

U.S.News & World Report Best Colleges of 2014 lists SIUE among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 10th consecutive year and among the top 10 public universities in that category. The overall scores are based on the reputation of SIUE in higher education, graduate and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.

For the fourth-consecutive year, Washington Monthly ranks SIUE among the Top 60 out of the 684 master’s universities in the nation. SIUE is 23rd among public institutions on that list. Unlike conventional college rankings, Washington Monthly evaluates an institution’s “contribution to the public good” in three broad categories: Social Mobility, Research and Service.

In fiscal year 2013, SIUE faculty and staff received approximately $42 million in grants and contracts for research, teaching and service initiatives from funding organizations such as National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Health and Human Services and United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Excellent Employee Benefits & Tuition Exemption

Through the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits including healthcare, financial savings, paid and unpaid leaves and retirement as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees. Supplemental benefits offered at SIUE include tuition waivers, paid holidays, 403b retirement savings plans and insurance coverage for specific illnesses, life, disability and injury. With the approval of the employee's supervisor, permanent, full-time and part-time employees who meet the academic requirements of the University may be eligible for a tuition waiver. For more information regarding eligibility as well as the benefits of the tuition waiver program and please contact the Office of Human Resources at 618.650.2190.

 Healthy Enrollment

SIUE’s fall 2013 semester is highlighted by record total enrollment in the Schools of Engineering, Nursing and Pharmacy. The new freshman class average ACT (23.0) increased two-tenths of a point over last year and is the highest in University history. Total student enrollment—13,850—ranks fifth all-time at SIUE.

NCAA Division I Athletics

SIUE is fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA and is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, the Missouri Valley Conference in men's soccer and the Southern Conference in wrestling. The SIUE Intercollegiate Athletics program seeks to provide students with opportunities to enhance their education, to represent the University, and to participate in competitive sports while developing skills and understanding. Spring 2013 marked the 14th consecutive semester all student-athletes have earned a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA.

Continuous Campus Improvement

Since 2006, SIUE has been working to complete a $300 million construction and infrastructure improvement plan, adding innovative state-of-the-art buildings and enhancing existing structures. SIUE is nearing completion of the entire plan.

Enhancements that have been approved or are currently underway include:

  • State-of-the-art Science Building Complex (a new building and renovation of the existing building)
  • Dental Laboratory
  • Engineering Building addition
  • Addition to and renovation of the Art & Design Building
  • Numerous infrastructure improvements

Whether through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certifiable construction projects in its buildings or the campus bike share and recycling programs initiated by the Sustainability Advisory Group, SIUE encourages environmental preservation and stewardship, while promoting scholarship.

Beautiful, Park Like Campus as a Working Environment

SIUE is situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River's rich bottom land. The SIUE campus features lakes, trails and beautiful landscaping.

The Gardens at SIUE, a Missouri Botanical Gardens Signature Garden, comprises existing woodlands, a pond, grasslands and an arboretum on a lush and rolling 35-acre site. The Gardens is a living laboratory dedicated to supporting the educational and research mission of the University. Environmental sustainability, conservation and stewardship are cornerstones of The Gardens' vision, providing a unique opportunity to research, implement and demonstrate innovative green technologies. Gardens, facilities and amenities feature renewable, recycled and sustainably produced materials.

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