Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville
IL, 62221-5899
Tel: (618)235-2700
11,938 students
Public institution

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Southwestern Illinois College upholds the dignity and worth of all people and believes that learning is a lifelong process which enhances the quality of life. The college provides for individual growth through educational excellence and active partnerships with students and the community.
School Highlights:
Southwestern Illinois College serves 11,938 students (41% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Southwestern Illinois College is the only community colleges within Saint Clair County, IL.
The nearest community college is Stevens Institute of Business & Arts (17.0 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southwestern Illinois College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 11,938 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,938 students
1,287 students
Southwestern Illinois College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,930 students
832 students
Southwestern Illinois College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 7,008 students
1,021 students
Southwestern Illinois College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwestern Illinois College sch enrollment Southwestern Illinois College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Southwestern Illinois College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Southwestern Illinois College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
16%
12%
Southwestern Illinois College Black (2006-2012)
% White
77%
66%
Southwestern Illinois College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Southwestern Illinois College More (2010-2012)
Southwestern Illinois College sch ethnicity Southwestern Illinois College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.38 0.45
Southwestern Illinois College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,954 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,370 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,954 $5,940
Southwestern Illinois College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,370 $10,072
Southwestern Illinois College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Southwestern Illinois College is a comprehensive educational institution committed to providing you the best learning opportunities. We are the starting point for higher education, the bridge to developing career skills and the pathway to personal achievement. SWIC is the sixth largest community college in the state of Illinois. We operate campuses in Belleville, Granite City and Red Bud, plus more than 20 off-campus sites located throughout the district. SWIC began as Belleville Junior College in 1946. The first graduating class, the class of 1948, had 48 graduates. Today, SWIC operates three campuses and more than 20 off-campus sites, and provides educational opportunities to more than 25,000 students each year. At SWIC, our students benefit from the variety of programs from which they can launch a career or transfer to a four-year college or university; smart classrooms equipped with the latest technology; and a wide array of student services and activities that enhance the college experience. SWIC offers more than 150 associate degree and occupational certificate programs. SWIC is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission's (HLC) Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP). As an AQIP institution, continuing accreditation is contingent on an ongoing cycle of self-examination, identification of programmatic and institutional needs, and a program of positive action that leads to self-improvement. Extending an uninterrupted streak to 70 years, SWIC has been re-accredited through 2016.

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