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Nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

If you are interested in studying nursing, you may want to check out the program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

SIUE is located in Edwardsville, Illinois and has a total student population of 12,860. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 434 students received a bachelor's degree in nursing from SIUE.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Nursing section at the bottom of this page.

SIUE Nursing Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Doctorate Degree in Nursing

Online Classes Are Available at SIUE

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

SIUE does offer online education options in nursing for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

SIUE Nursing Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the nursing progam at SIUE compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The nursing major at SIUE is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Nursing. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools 8
Best Value Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 23
Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 39
Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 48
Most Popular Online Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools 53
Most Focused Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 61
Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 62
Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 67
Most Popular Nursing Schools 78
Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools 101
Most Popular Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools 150
Most Focused Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools 168
Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 242
Most Focused Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 265
Most Popular Online Nursing Schools 286
Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 330
Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 407
Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 462
Most Focused Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 480
Best Value Nursing Schools 505
Most Focused Nursing Schools 519
Best Nursing Schools 662

In 2021, 17 students received their master’s degree in nursing from SIUE. This makes it the #408 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 69 students who received their doctoral degrees in nursing, making the school the #39 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of SIUE Nursing Graduates

The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at SIUE is $58,394. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $62,880 for all nursing students.


Nursing Student Demographics at SIUE

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the nursing majors at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

SIUE Nursing Bachelor’s Program

90% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The nursing program at SIUE awarded 434 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 10% of these degrees went to men with the other 90% going to women.


About 83% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in nursing at SIUE are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelor's in nursing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 12
Black or African American 27
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 362
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

SIUE Nursing Master’s Program

100% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 0% of nursing master's degrees went to men and 100% went to women.


Of the students who received a nursing master's degree from SIUE, 71% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a master's in nursing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 12
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

SIUE also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2021, 69 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Nursing

The following nursing concentations are available at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 434
Nursing Practice 75
Nursing Administration 17

Careers That Nursing Grads May Go Into

A degree in nursing can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for IL, the home state for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Occupation Jobs in IL Average Salary in IL
Registered Nurses 129,400 $73,890
Medical and Health Services Managers 14,050 $121,900
Nurse Practitioners 5,540 $105,800
Nursing Instructors and Professors 1,810 $69,310
Nurse Anesthetists 1,510 $190,500


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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