|University of Illinois at Springfield|
|Endowment||US $2.197 billion (systemwide)|
|Chancellor||Richard D Ringeisen|
|President||Stanley Ikenberry (interim)|
|Faculty||325 full and part time faculty|
|Colors||Blue and white|
|Athletics||10 teams in 6 sports - NCAA Division II - Great Lakes Valley Conference|
The University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) is a liberal arts university in Springfield, Illinois. The University was established in 1969 as Sangamon State University by the Illinois General Assembly and became a part of the University of Illinois system on July 1, 1995.
The University of Illinois at Springfield serves almost 5,000 students in 21 undergraduate programs, 20 master's programs, and a doctorate in Public Administration. The university was once one of the two upper-division and graduate universities in Illinois, but now accepts freshmen, transfer and graduate students.
UIS is a Tier 1 institution and the fourth best public university in the Midwest according to the 2009 Edition of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The report also notes that UIS students graduate with the third smallest debt load of all universities in their category. The Master’s category includes colleges and universities that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs but only a few, if any, doctoral programs.
The University of Illinois at Springfield has been offering online courses and degrees since 1999. The Sloan Consortium has recognized UIS with the 2007 award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Teaching and Learning  and the 2008 Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education. The Society for New Communications Research, in 2008, also recognized UIS with their Award for Excellence in Online Reputation Management.
Each year since 2001, the Sloan Consortium has offered one award for "Most Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in Online Learning" - the 2002 award was given to Professor Emeritus Ray Schroeder, the 2003 award was given to Visiting Research Professor Burks Oakley, and the 2006 award was given to the UIS James J. Stukel Distinguished Professor, Karen Swan.
Undergraduate Online Degrees
Graduate Online Degrees
Certification Programs Online
The UIS Journal is the weekly student newspaper of the University. Its circulation is 2,000 per week.
Most buildings are given a three-letter acronym based on the name.
Elsewhere on Campus
Approximately 900 students live in campus housing. Campus apartment flats, townhouse apartments, and family housing clusters are named after native Illinois plants.
Residence Halls & Commons
UIS athletic teams are known as the Prairie Stars, the university competes in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. The university joined the GLVC in October 2008 and will begin competing in the 2009-2010 season.
Most of the streets that lie within the campus are named after Illinois poets and novelists.