University of Illinois at Springfield

The University of Illinois at Springfield emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, engagement in public affairs, and dedication to community outreach.

Founded in 1969 as Sangamon State University, UIS became U of I's third university in 1995. In addition to the on-campus programs in liberal arts, business, education, and public affairs, the university is a recognized leader in online education.

UIS is located in the state capital where public policy and politics are the order of almost every day. By pairing academic excellence with small class size that offers substantial student-faculty interaction, high-quality programs,internships, and research opportunities, UIS offers a unique educational experience. Many UIS graduates assume leadership positions in government, media, and communications. 

  • 4,200 studentsUIS dome logo
  • Four colleges, 52 programs; 50 online degrees and certificates
  • Great Lakes Valley Conference, NCAA Division II
  • The Center for State Policy and Leadership researches and helps form effective public policy and educates citizens on public affairs issues
  • Theirkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, 45 miles north of Springfield along the Illinois River, provides hand-on learning and research opportunities on floodplain ecology.
  • The Visual Arts Gallery provides opportunities for expanded and enriched understanding of the visual arts.
  • Sangamon Auditorium hosts more than 120 theatrical performances, concerts, and lectures annually.


Visit the University of Illinois at Springfield website to learn more.