Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville

Location - 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, MO

Degrees Offered - Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

Student Population - 14,000

Average Class Size - 24

Student-to-Teacher Ratio - 17:1

Tuition - $8,772 per academic year

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) leads the Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy Consortium by hosting its project management team.

SIUE also provides for the BIB Consortium all-encompassing experiential learning in bioprocess at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) and in water management at the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC).

NCERC is not only as a premier provider of analytical and commercial validation services for biofuels and bio-based materials to industry, government, and academia clients in its state-of-the-art laboratories and pilot plant facilities, but also a significant contributor to workforce education through internship, on-the-job training, and fellowship programs and through its successes in serving as a liaison between education institutions, research organizations, employment and training agencies, and employer and industry groups.

ERTC features fully equipped drinking water and wastewater analysis labs and treatment plants, and for almost 40 years has been the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s designated center for water management training and a trusted water science education partner for regional employers.

Additionally, SIUE offers as part of the TAACCCT grant a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies, which allows students from participating community college partners to stack credentials by transferring coursework from certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees towards a flexible, customized undergraduate program. Students enrolled in Integrative Studies can choose a focus in bioprocess management, bioprocess science, and industrial bioprocess as well as receive hands-on experience through internships and fellowships at nationally recognized laboratories and facilities located on campus.

The academic preparation students receive at SIUE through the Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy Consortium equips them with the skills needed to thrive in the regional economy and the global marketplace and to make their communities better places to live and work.   Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Campus


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