University of Illinois Springfield- An Institution of Excellence
written by: SeemaAdnani•edited by: Sarah Malburg•updated: 5/11/2012
UIS requires no formal introduction as a well acclaimed university offering online learning to mold professionals of impeccable quality. Started by the Illinois General Assembly in 1969, it was known as Sangamon State University and later became a part of the University of Illinois system in 1995.
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Unique Features of University of Illinois Springfield
There are many convenient and flexible learning modules, where the students can complete the lessons from anywhere at their own pace, which makes it all the more popular among working professionals.
The students have access to the state of the art research facility and data sourcing in the well stocked Brookens Library of the university, where students can access some of the best research materials and journals to enhance their knowledge and skills.
This university offers as many as 20 Master’s programs for eligible students in various fields including: technology, business, public health, humanities, education, science and government. The well experienced and talented faculty members and subject matter experts from the university ensure a strong teacher-student interaction. Students get ample opportunities for research and practical experiences apart from scholarship benefits.
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Courses Offered at UIS
Apart from the undergraduate online programs in various popular streams including; Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, History, Mathematics, Philosophy and English among others, it has many graduate online courses such as; Computer Science (M.S.), Human Services Administration (M.A.), Management Information Systems (M.S., minor), Environmental Studies (M.A.) and many more, which would increase your visibility and demand in the career market.
University of Illinois also runs an online certification program where students can get online certificates in various topics like: Process Management, Community Health Education, Digital Organizations, and Environmental Health, which are in great demand in the contemporary world. Offering ground-breaking courses and online programs, The University of Illinois helps its students to bag the coolest career openings by keeping them abreast with the latest innovations and trends.
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Awards and Accreditations
Touted as a pioneer in online education, The University of Illinois Springfield has been given the coveted award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Teaching and Learning programming in the year 2007. It was awarded by the Sloan Consortium, a group of institutions and organizations committed to quality online education. University of Illinois Springfield also received the 2008 Quality Online Education award.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which makes all its online courses and degree programs well accepted.
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Tuition and Fees
Though the fees and costs involved might vary according to the study program and the campus selected, generally the cost is at par with those for on campus classes at the University of Illinois. For instance, the undergraduate guaranteed rate for an Illinois resident student would be $133.50 per hour. Students can gather more information on the fees at UIS from the or by contacting the appropriate department.
The students enrolled for these online programs need not visit the campus at all as they get all the notes and study materials online. Students who meet the eligibility criteria can enroll for any online undergraduate or graduate program of their choice.
Not many universities can match the University of Illinois for its amazing choices of online programs offered, which provides the students a plethora of career options that are relevant in the contemporary social set up. It is worth having a look at the graph on the growth of UIS.