Springfield College in Illinois

1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702-2694
Tel: (217)525-1420
Private not-for-profit
The mission of Springfield College in Illinois is to provide students the best liberal arts education in the Ursuline tradition of a nurturing faith-based environment. We prepare students for a life of learning, leadership and service in a diverse world.
School Highlights:
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Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
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Springfield College in Illinois is one of 2 community colleges within Sangamon County, IL.
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The nearest community college is Lincoln Land Community College (6.83 miles away).

School Overview

Springfield College in Illinois Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 45% over five years.
% American Indian/Alaskan
8%
1%
Springfield College in Illinois American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2013)
% Black
30%
12%
Springfield College in Illinois Black (2006-2013)
% White
60%
57%
Springfield College in Illinois White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Springfield College in Illinois Unknown (2006-2013)
Springfield College in Illinois Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.51 0.53
Springfield College in Illinois Diversity Score (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Springfield College in Illinois has been offering a rigorous two-year college education in a community setting for nearly 75 years. Established in 1929 by the Ursuline Sisters, SCI was a pioneer in its mission of enhancing the ethical, intellectual and personal development of its students without reference to race, color, gender or creed. In January 2003, SCI entered into a partnership with Benedictine University to enlarge that mission. Building on the liberal arts heritage and traditions of both institutions, it will bring Benedictine programs and services and lead to a bachelor's degree offered on the SCI campus. Springfield College in Illinois, in permanent partnership with Benedictine University, is the first faith-based institution in the state's capital to offer associates in arts, baccalaureate and a master's degree. Founded in 1929 by Catholic Ursuline Sisters, Springfield College is the city's first institution of higher learning. The two institutions share a rich tradition of providing Catholic education (Ursuline and Benedictine) and a strong liberal arts core as the basis for all curriculum and areas of concentration. For more than 75 years men and women of all faith traditions have received a high-quality education in a highly personal and small-community environment. The general education curriculum is offered for the student who seeks a broad educational experience without specialization during the first two years of college and provides a solid intellectual foundation for more advanced or specialized study. The general education curriculum also satisfies graduation requirements for the student who finds it necessary to revise a previously planned program of specialization. The school is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Springfield
    5250 Shepherd Rd
    SpringfieldIL 62794
    (217)786-2200
    6.83 Mi | 7,020 students
  • Lincoln
    Lincoln College
    Private not-for-profit
    300 Keokuk St
    LincolnIL 62656
    (217)732-3155
    27.64 Mi | 1,101 students
  • Decatur
    One College Park
    DecaturIL 62521
    2178757200
    40.28 Mi | 3,369 students
  • Canton
    23235 North County 22
    CantonIL 61520
    (309)647-4645
    54.07 Mi | 1,784 students
  • Normal
    1500 West Raab Road
    NormalIL 61761
    (309)268-8000
    59.68 Mi | 5,215 students
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a 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. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.