About Carbondale

Carbondale is the home of the Salukis! A Saluki is an Egyptian greyhound dog.  This area in Southern Illinois is referred to as “Little Egypt” because of the similarity of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers coming together like the Nile river delta in Egypt.

Carbondale is lucky to not only be in the path of the 2017 total solar eclipse, but again in 2024!

Carbondale area hotels: Hotels

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The SIU College of Engineering continues a tradition of excellence in research and professional endeavors.  Alums find employment from big companies like Nucor and Burns & Mcdonnell, in government such as IDOT and MODOT, and in various smaller companies.

Interested in furthering your education and opportunities?

Apply to our Engineering Master’s programs today:  http://engineering.siu.edu/academics/masters-degrees/